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Timber, Land, and Optionality: Rethinking Risk in a Timberland Portfolio

Chung-Hong Fu: Managing Director Economic Research and Analysis DOWNLOAD (1.7Mb PDF) Timberland investment management professionals often find themselves working with investors who are focused on building their portfolio's exclusively with "core timberland" assets because they are interested in attaining "pure" exposure to the asset class.  Such investors often have limited appetites for acquiring timberland that also [...]

2018-10-15T20:11:15+01:00Aug, 2017|

Timberland Return Drivers: A Fresh Look Using Empirical Data

Chung-Hong Fu: Managing Director Economic Research and Analysis DOWNLOAD (1.6Mb PDF) One of the first things investors learn about the timberland asset class is that it offers three primary sources of investment return: (1) biological growth; (2) timber price appreciation; and, (3) land price appreciation. In large part because of a popular article published in 1998 [...]

2018-10-15T20:11:19+01:00Oct, 2016|

What is Timberland’s Role in a Real Assets Portfolio?

Chung-Hong Fu: Managing Director Economic Research and Analysis DOWNLOAD (2.6Mb PDF) Real assets have traditionally attracted investors because of their capacity to generate cash yields, like bonds, as well as their ability to generate long-term capital gains, like stocks. Within the real asset category of alternative investments, timberland often competes with farmland, real estate and infrastructure-focused [...]

2018-10-15T20:11:25+01:00Oct, 2016|

Do Millennials Want to Buy Single-Family Homes?

Chung-Hong Fu: Managing Director Economic Research and Analysis DOWNLOAD (977kb PDF) Timberland investors pay attention to the United States housing market because it is the leading source of lumber consumption. Stepping back, as a timberland investment manager, we are managing a factory (the land) that is producing a product – either softwood or hardwood timber. [...]

2018-10-15T20:20:40+01:00Nov, 2015|