Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Cory directs land planning, timber productivity and marketing initiatives, regulatory compliance and environmental stewardship for clients that own forest assets in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
He also plays a role in various portfolio management-related activities and leads TIR’s harvest scheduling efforts — an important component of the portfolio-level budgeting process as well as the firm’s property and portfolio-level modeling efforts. Finally, he manages TIR’s extensive recreational leasing program in the Eastern Region and participates in regional acquisition sourcing and analysis efforts. Cory joined TIR in 2012 to provide decision support to the firm’s Forest Management Team. He later was promoted and became involved in portfolio analysis; working closely with TIR’s Finance and Accounting Team. In that role, he used a variety of sophisticated business intelligence tools to develop analytics and insights in support of the firm’s portfolio and property-level investment decision making. This included performing acquisition analyses and conducting harvest optimization modeling as well as hold/sell modeling for timber and tract sales.
Cory earned both BS and MS degrees in forest resources from the University of Georgia. He holds the Certified Forester designation from the Society of American Foresters and is a member of the Young Alumni Committee of the Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia. Cory is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).