American Timberlands Co.
2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: With over 20 years of experience throughout the South, American Timberlands Company caters to clients ranging from large institutional investors to individual owners. Specializes in timberland, recreational and hunting properties, farmland, and plantations.
Wow: American Timberlands Fund II, a Southeastern-based timberland investment fund managed by American Timberlands Company, achieved a 24.21 percent return for the 2013 fiscal year. This return far exceeded the 9.35% return of the NCREIF Timberland Index.
Insight: “We believe 2014 will show improving timberland market conditions and prices,” says CEO Tom Rowland. “Additionally, we see a long-term trend for retail investors moving away from public markets and into alternative investments as a tailwind for the land and timberland market.”
Pictured Above: Owned by a single family for over two generations, Red Bluff Plantation is available for sale for the first time in over 70 years. Red Bluff Plantation is one of the few remaining pristine plantation properties on the east coast of South Carolina that has never been managed with a development or conservation plan.
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