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KPMG's 2017 Timberland Investor Survey

Timberland Survey

Timberland investment continues to be an attractive alternative investment strategy for many investors.

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​We are pleased to announce the new Timberland Investor Sentiment Survey: Positive but tempered expectations report by KPMG's Forest Products practice.

KPMG's Timberland Investor Sentiment Survey provides insights into investor profiles, attitudes, and certain underwriting criteria, as well as forward-looking sentiment on timberlands as a distinct investment class.

Results from the survey include:

  • Discount rates
  • Net buyers vs. sellers, and investment outside North America
  • Log pricing expectations, are we trending to pre-recession levels?
  • Growth rate utilization over the term of investment

Timberland investment continues to be an attractive alternative investment strategy for many investors. Generally, these investors are drawn to stable cash flows, current yields, and the inflation hedging characteristics of the asset class. While interest in timberland investment remains strong, the increasing number of market investors has led to a rise in sophistication and concern that attractively priced investments may be in shorter supply. Additionally, investors are considering the potential impact of macroeconomic trends and globalization on the industry.

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