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WWOTF Fills Up Again

WWOTF Fills Up Again | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

Who Will Own the Forest? 10 

September 16-18, 2014
World Forestry Center
Portland, Oregon


The Who Will Own the Forest? 10 conference is now full and registration is closed.


Since vertically integrated forestry firms began to divest themselves of forest assets, and institutional and high net worth investors bought up these forestlands through TIMOs and REITs, it is estimated that the timberland investment arena is currently worth over $50 billion.  The investable universe is likely three times as large, with investors allocating part of their portfolios to forestland as they seek diversification, inflation protection, and potentially higher rates of return than the bond or equity markets.

2014 is our 10th Who Will Own the Forest? conference focusing on timberland investing, both domestically and overseas.


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This is one of the premier events in the timberland space. I look forward to seeing friends and colleagues next week in Portland!

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Timberland Investment Webinar: still time to register

Timberland Investment Webinar: still time to register | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

REITs, TIMOs, and changing industrial forestry

Tuesday, January 21 from 9:00-10:00am

How has industrial forestry changed because of the shift in corporate structure? Minnesota industrial forests have seen a large turnover in ownerships in recent years with investment companies purchasing large tracts of Minnesota forestlands. This webinar will and how industrial forestry has changed because of the shift in corporate structure. Samuel J. Radcliffe will explain the changes in ownership and the difference between real estate investment trusts (REITs) and timber investment management organizations (TIMOs).


Speaker:  Samuel J. Radcliffe, Prentiss & Carlisle Management Company

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This will be my first U of Minnesota webinar--and it should be a good one. Put Jan 21 at 9am on the calendar, and get ready to learn! 

This won't be on the agenda, but here is one subject I would ask about: How CALPERs expects to manage a $2B timberland portfolio with a part-time employee? Is it any wonder their performance numbers are lousy (and their portfolio construction seems, well, very Bush-league, considering their over-allocation to the US South).

 

If I could construct a model showing buying $2B worth of Plum Creek which is also heavily weighted below the Mason Dixon (and collecting the 3%+ dividend) versus their returns net of fees, it would be an interesting comparison. The conclusion: There are far better ways to invest in timberland, especially for such a massive buy-side institution.

 

Anyway, please listen in to Mr. Radcliffe's talk on January 21st. It will be an hour well spent. 

JDB

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Income Tax on Timber: Free Webinar

Income Tax on Timber: Free Webinar | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

On Feb. 13, from noon – 1:30 p.m. Eastern, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and its partnering land-grant universities will host a free webinar on 2012 tax return filing for woodland owners, foresters, loggers, tax preparers and land managers will be held. Presenters include Dr. Linda Wang, a tax specialist with the U.S. Forest Service and Dr. John Greene, retired research forester with the U.S. Forest Service.


Topics include tax reporting on timber transactions as well as the latest sweeping tax law changes from the “fiscal cliff” package.

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International Woodfiber Trade Conference: April 2013 in Istanbul

International Woodfiber Trade Conference: April 2013 in Istanbul | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

This meeting, organised by Bob Flynn-USA, Dennis Neilson-New Zealand and Peter Pike-Uruguay, will be the sixth in a very popular series. The 2013 meeting will have two optional field trips, plus the optional pre-conference trip to Gallipoli.


This will be the first time the Conference will be held in the Northern Hemisphere, and the first time the Conference has taken place in a woodfibre importing country. While the Conference as always will still focus on the import trends in north Asia and the outlook for chip supply to the Pacific markets, a larger number of European-based delegates are anticipated to attend. Field trips to wood based panel operations and a woodchip import port, and to short rotation tree energy crops will complement earlier field trips to largely pulpwood-based plantations, and woodchip export facilities.


Register at http://www.woodfibreconference.com/

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UGA Sets Date for 2013 Investment Conference

UGA Sets Date for 2013 Investment Conference | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

Here at the Center for Forest Business, we’re pleased to announce the dates and location for the much anticipated 2013 Timberland Investment Conference. The conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton located on Amelia Island, Florida and will take place from February 27th – March 1st, 2013.

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Conference: Forestry, Biomass & Sustainability

Conference: Forestry, Biomass & Sustainability | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

London, May 3-4, 2012

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Duke Offers Short Course on Timberland Investments

Duke Offers Short Course on Timberland Investments | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

The Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) Executive Education program will offer a two-day course, “Timberland Investments for Professionals,” on March 27-28 at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.


The new course, which is part of a larger Forest Finance Initiative now being developed at the Nicholas School, is designed to provide financial professionals with the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to analyze potential timberland investments in the wake of sweeping changes taking place in private forest management in recent decades.


It will provide intensive instruction on a wide range of issues critical to making sound investment decisions. These include key forest-products sector trends; investment fund structuring; income opportunities through ecological services; international opportunities; structuring conservation easements; how to value timberland; risk management; financial reporting; and income-tax considerations.


The course will be led by F. Christian Zinkhan, managing director of The Forestland Group.  Jeffrey R. Vincent, the Clarence F. Korstian Professor of Forest Economics and Management at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, will serve as faculty advisor.

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2014 webinars from University of Minnesota

2014 webinars from University of Minnesota | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it
REITs, TIMOs, and changing industrial forestry

Tuesday, January 21 from 9:00-10:00am

How has industrial forestry changed because of the shift in corporate structure? Minnesota industrial forests have seen a large turnover in ownerships in recent years with investment companies purchasing large tracts of Minnesota forestlands. This webinar will and how industrial forestry has changed because of the shift in corporate structure. Samuel J. Radcliffe will explain the changes in ownership and the difference between real estate investment trusts (REITs) and timber investment management organizations (TIMOs).


Speaker:  Samuel J. Radcliffe, Prentiss & Carlisle Management Company

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Jack D Bridges's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:50 PM

This will be my first U of Minnesota webinar--and it should be a good one. Put Jan 21 at 9am on the calendar, and get ready to learn! 

This won't be on the agenda, but here is one subject I would ask about: How CALPERs expects to manage a $2B timberland portfolio with a part-time employee? Is it any wonder their performance numbers are lousy (and their portfolio construction seems, well, very Bush-league, considering their over-allocation to the US South).

 

If I could construct a model showing buying $2B worth of Plum Creek which is also heavily weighted below the Mason Dixon (and collecting the 3%+ dividend) versus their returns net of fees, it would be an interesting comparison. The conclusion: There are far better ways to invest in timberland, especially for such a massive buy-side institution.

 

Anyway, please listen in to Mr. Radcliffe's talk on January 21st. It will be an hour well spent. 

JDB

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“Who Will Own the Forest? 8” September 18-20, 2012

“Who Will Own the Forest? 8” September 18-20, 2012 | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

It is estimated that institutional investors now own more than 25 million acres of U.S. forests, worth more than US$30 billion. Investors are allocating part of their portfolios to forestland as they seek diversification, inflation protection, and potentially higher rates of return than the bond or equity markets.


The evolving nature of this unique asset class, and its potential for protecting both income and conservation values, is the subject of our annual “Who Will Own the Forest?” conference series. Speakers discuss and debate issues pertaining to the economy, forestland valuations, investing overseas, regulatory, tax and lending drivers, and emerging values such as carbon, biomass, and environmental credits. This 2½ day conference offers both networking and educational benefits, including continuing education credits for certified foresters, appraisers, attorneys, and CPAs.

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Timber Invest Europe: October 23-24, 2012

Timber Invest Europe:  October 23-24, 2012 | Timberland Investment | Scoop.it

Timber Invest Europe: Specifically researched and designed for the European institutional investor returns to London on the 23rd and 24th of October 2012.


Investment in timberland remains to gain momentum complimenting and aiding efficient portfolios, traditional asset classes of equity and fixed income. Amongst many advantages are low volatility, risk-adjusted returns and low correlation in line with other asset classes.


It is no surprise then that many institutional investors across Europe have realised these advantages and timberland investments are now becoming a popular asset class, taking its place in alternative investment portfolios of many pension funds, endowments, family offices and insurance companies.

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Conference: "Trust Management: A Viable Option for Public Forest Lands?"

http://www.westernforestry.org/Conferences/TrustManagement.html

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