Timberland: Our Approach

Our Approach

Verdura Properties specializes in assisting institutions, private equity firms, timber companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs), families and high net worth individuals acquire or divest investment grade timberland tracts and recreational properties. Working throughout the southeast, we collaborate with a network of land owners, foresters, and real estate professionals to identify and evaluate properties that meet the strategic needs of our clients.

Investing in Timberland

Aside from the inherent recreational value, there are compelling financial reasons that make timberland tracts a sound investment.

Solid Financial Returns

When compared with treasury bills, U.S. bonds, U.S. small and large cap stocks, foreign large cap stocks, and commercial real estate, timberland returns in the southern U.S. have produced higher cumulative annualized returns over the past 30 years. One of the unique characteristics of this investment is the biological growth of timber – even during downturns in the timber market, trees still grow and become more valuable.

Low Volatility and Correlation with Other Asset Classes

Timberland provides an excellent means of diversification, appreciation and achieving a hedge against inflation. It has a low correlation to other major asset classes such as stocks and bonds and a negative correlation to real estate.

Timberland News

Timber Prices: Supply, Demand and Extenuating Circumstances. Forest landowners have grown accustomed to flat prices for timber in recent years. But the reason is not always as simple as supply and demand.(Continue Reading...)

Appraising the Appraisal Process. With fewer comps and sales than other forms of real estate, timberland requires a specialized appraiser that can make a huge difference in your forest transaction. nwes(Continue Reading...)

Making Sense of the Genetics Market. Landowners in the southern United States have more options today about what genetics to plant than ever before.(Continue Reading...)

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