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Trees and Toll Roads: Comparing Timberland and Infrastructure Investments in a Real Assets Portfolio

Chung-Hong Fu: Managing Director Economic Research and Analysis DOWNLOAD (2.1Mb PDF) Infrastructure funds are raising tens of billions of dollars as investors seek to build out their real-asset allocations.  Institutions are attracted by the large investible universe, the diversity of opportunities, and the potential returns.  While we believe that each asset class has a specific role [...]

2018-05-17T13:40:12+00:00May, 2018|

When will Southern Sawlog Markets Recover?

Chung-Hong Fu: Managing Director Economic Research and Analysis DOWNLOAD (2.2Mb PDF) Some timberland investors have expressed concern that softwood sawlog markets in the U.S. South, the largest investable timberland region in the world, have languished since the fallout of the U.S. housing market in 2007. This extended downturn in southern sawlog markets is important to investors [...]

2018-02-01T11:12:25+00:00Jan, 2018|

Why Invest in Timberland Now?

Chung-Hong Fu: Managing Director Economic Research and Analysis DOWNLOAD (1.7Mb PDF) This white paper discusses TIR's strategic view of the macroeconomic factors that have challenged timberland investment since the “Great Recession.”  It also explains why the asset class has not recovered as quickly as other real assets and outlines the factors that suggest a more dramatic [...]

2017-12-06T16:26:17+00:00Nov, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-11-30T15:26:24+00:00Aug, 2017|