Welcome to Forestland Investing

Institutional investors–such as public and private pension funds, insurance companies and endowments–have been adding forestland to their portfolios to hedge against inflation, reduce risk and volatility, and to earn returns that have often beaten the stock market.  Institutional investors now own more than 25 million acres of U.S. forests, worth more than US$40 billion.  Whilst most investments are in North American forests, interest in overseas forests is also growing, in countries such as New Zealand, Australia, South America, Eastern Europe, China, Mozambique and Cambodia.

Here you will find links to the major organizations that are involved in acquiring, structuring, appraising, managing and selling forestland as an investment, as well as those who lend, advise, and consult on this expanding investment sector.

This site is owned and maintained by the World Forest Institute.  It is intended for informational purposes only for those seeking resources in the forest investment field.  Enquiries can be directed here.