Our global timberland strategy seeks consistent, long-term risk-adjusted returns and regular income yields through a portfolio of high-quality timberland assets, selected with a focus on diversification through local access.
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Global timberland strategy
- 20+ years of experience
Global leader in acquiring, managing and marketing timberland assets for over 20 years, with investments, end-use markets, species and operating strategies spanning across 7 geographies
- Global platform with local presence
Underpinned by centralized research, portfolio management and resource planning, our global platform provides access to off-market deals through a strong network of local and global relationships and maintains a flexible property management approach through a select group of highly skilled forest managers
- Vertical integration
Active management approach to reach target risk-adjusted returns, with investment capabilities that extend from property-level technical silvicultural experts through asset management and portfolio management
- Sustainable value-added mindset
Commitment to ESG integration, we analyze, verify and report on ESG practices throughout our investment lifecycle to help reduce risk and provide investors with opportunities to achieve climate targets through investments in timberland
Mass timber: wood buildings as a climate solution
In this paper, we provide an overview of mass timber markets and examine the potential climate benefits of wood-based construction. We begin with an introduction to mass timber products used in building construction. Next, we provide an overview of mass timber production and consumption, with a focus on North American and the E.U. Finally, we conclude with a discussion of what growing markets for mass timber mean for timberland investors.
Farmland and timberland rise up climate agenda
Global Thoughts Newsletter: Spring 2023
Why natural capital now?
Private real assets
The power of private real assets
An introduction to carbon markets for land-based investments
Investing in timberland
Learn about investing in timberland
We provide the case for investing in timberland through five key principles, including the inherent carbon benefits of the asset class that further enhance the case.
Our approach to sustainability
Timberland investment experts
Head of Timberland Investments, Nuveen Natural Capital
Head of Timberland Portfolio Management, Nuveen Natural Capital
Gwen Busby, Ph.D.
Head of Research and Strategy, Nuveen Natural Capital
Head of Global Timberland Transactions, Nuveen Natural Capital
1 Pensions & Investments, 05 Oct 2020. Rankings based on U.S. institutional tax-exempt assets under management as of 30 Jun 2020 reported by each responding asset manager.
2 As of 30 September 2021.
2 As of 30 September 2021.