Charles H. Collins
Forestland Group, LLC (“TFG”), formed in 1995, is an independent timberland investment management organization (“TIMO”) which emphasizes naturally regenerating hardwood and some softwood forests. TFG currently manages approximately 3.5 million acres in 24 U.S. states as well as in Belize, Canada, and Costa Rica. The firm manages its investments through a series of limited partnerships and private REITs with a mix of both institutional and high-net-worth investors encompassing some 130 different entities. Headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, TFG has a corporate office near Boston and an array of forest management offices near its land bases. TFG was a pioneering TIMO with respect to managing its portfolio as a Certified Resource Manager under the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM FSC® C018151 guidelines.
TFG’s staff includes some of the nation’s leaders in forestry, forest finance, and conservation.  In addition, TFG and its affiliated entities contract with independent forestry, environmental, and natural resource consulting firms to more effectively manage its timber and non-timber assets.
The firm focuses on naturally regenerating hardwood and softwood forests containing considerable volumes of intermediately aged, vigorous timber stands. Carefully administered harvesting during the management phase enables TFG to generate periodic cash flow for investors and accelerate the biological growth of the remaining timber. The primary product of the firm's acquisition and management strategies is valuable sawtimber. Using proven financial and forest management concepts, TFG creates value for investors and works to achieve attractive financial returns on diversified portfolios of forestland.
TFG targets timberland with the following characteristics:
  • Natural stands of upland hardwoods, bottomland hardwoods, southern pines, mixed pine- hardwood, and northern conifers.
  • Growing within the Eastern United States, with selective opportunities in Canada and Central America.
  • Generally, tracts of 2,000 acres and larger.
  • Located in areas with currently active or growing timber markets.
  • Well-stocked stands on productive sites with reasonable operating conditions.
TFG manages the nation’s largest private portfolio of hardwood forests.  This portfolio is well diversified by geographic region, markets, species mix, and age class.  The firm has consummated many significant conservation sales, including both working-forest conservation easements as well as sales to public agencies.

Contact Charles H. Collins

Forestland Group, LLC
Investor Info-Managing Director
50 Leonard Street
Suite B
Belmont, Massachusetts  02478
Phone: (617) 489-0663
Fax: (617) 489-9924


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