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- Head of Timberland Investments, Nuveen Natural Capital
About Christopher Lipton
Chris is Head of Timberland Investments for Nuveen Natural Capital. Chris is responsible for the firm's timberland investment platform and operations, leading a team of more than 200 employees across multiple geographies.
Most recently, he served as the Managing Director of the Timberland Mergers and Acquisition team for Hancock’s Natural Resources Group, where he was responsible for the investment and growth strategy for the timberland business. Prior to Hancock, he was the Head of Global Transactions and Asset Management at BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group where he improved the cost and property management structure to create better alignment with investor returns. Under his leadership, they grew their AUM globally to $3.5 billion, with $500m growth in the U.S., also expanding their acquisition activity in the Latin American markets. Before BTG Pactual, Chris served as the General Manager and Chief Forester at Longview Timber Corporation where he led the firm from a family-owned business to an institutional financially owned operation.
Chris graduated with a B.S. in Forest Resource Management from the University of Washington and an M.B.A from the University of Oregon’s Charles H. Lundquist School of Business.