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REITs & TIMOs

Investment Cycles—The Challenge and the Opportunity

International equity markets have ranked land as a commodity. Whether a real estate investment trust (REIT) maintains ownership of the same acres and periodically markets ownership shares or a timberland investment management organization (TIMO) periodically sells lands owned by investors at the end of cycle, land is bought and sold as a commodity and is expected to produce a profit for investors. The marketplace demands accurate and accountable standards of acquisition, management, and disposition.

Integrated Natural Resource Solutions

Sewall has a unique combination of professional services, including airborne imaging and mapping, land survey, environmental engineering, forest inventory and biometrics, due diligence, appraisal, land management consulting, and geospatial solutions via web-based services to:

  • Map the resource
  • Accurately measure area
  • Estimate timber volumes
  • Design appropriate infrastructure
  • Advise on appraised value and estimate returns
  • Propose management options and audit for compliance
  • Advise on wood supply agreements
  • Manage the information flow of legacy and dynamic resource data
  • Serve database and information management needs via web-based solutions
  • Understand the investment cycles unique to REITs and the TIMOs

The Benefits

Sewall solutions enable investors, natural resource owners, and managers to quantify and value assets with:

  • Accurate data for sound decision making and better planning
  • Market knowledge of land and related commodities (e.g., sawtimber, pulpwood)
  • Objective third party advice
  • Credible, auditable results for private investment
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More Info

Managing wood procurement. Interactive cloud-based solutions for visualizing and managing the procurement process (PDF)

Expert appraisal and inventory services and natural resource consulting

Natural resource mapping

Forest management GIS

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Contact

Bret Vicary, PhD,
MAI, CGA, LPF
Vice President
207 827 4456
bret@sewall.com
 

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