About Us

Hancock Timber Resource Group was founded in 1985 by foresters and investment professionals who believed that timberland provided investors with an attractive asset class to further diversify their portfolios.

HTRG specializes in developing and managing diverse timberland portfolios on behalf of our clients. We offer a variety of investment products including individually managed accounts and commingled funds. Our investment services seek to provide investors with excellent capital preservation, portfolio diversification and attractive risk and return characteristics.

Our clients have assets located in Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand and the United States. As of December 31, 2016, assets under management totaled approximately $10.5 billion.

 

Investment Regions

Current Targeted

Current Investment×

U.S. South

Investing Since: 1985

Acres Under Management: ~1.8 million

Major Species: Southern Yellow Pine

Minor Species: Mixed Hardwoods

Investment Characteristics:

  • Markets primarily focused on domestic lumber, plywood, pulp and paper, and developing wood pellet markets for European export
  • Primarily USD exposure

Current Investment×

U.S. West

Investing Since: 1985

Acres Under Management: ~1.3 million

Major Species: Douglas-fir, Western Hemlock. Western Larch, Ponderosa Pine

Minor Species: Whitewoods, Western Red Cedar, Red Alder

Investment Characteristics:

  • Markets focus on domestic lumber and plywood and log exports to Asia
  • Primarily USD exposure

Current Investment×

U.S. North

Investing Since: 1993

Acres Under Management: ~.09 million

Major Species: Black Cherry, Maple, Oak

Minor Species: Mixed Hardwood, White Pine

Investment Characteristics:

  • Markets primarily focused on domestic hardwood lumber and furniture production and domestic production of high-quality veneer for export.
  • Primarily USD exposure

Current Investment×

Canada

Investing Since: 1993

Acres Under Management: .05 million

Major Species: Douglas-fir, Western Hemlock

Minor Species: Whitewoods, Western Red Cedar, Red Alder

Investment Characteristics:

  • Markets primarily focused on lumber production for use domestically and for export to the United States and Asia.
  • CAD and USD exposure

Current Investment×

New Zealand

Investing Since: 2004

Acres Under Management: ~.62 million

Major Species: Radiata Pine

Minor Species: Douglas-fir

Investment Characteristics:

  • Markets focus on log exports to Asia and domestic production of lumber for local and off-shore markets
  • Primarily USD exposure

Current Investment×

Australia

Investing Since: 1998

Acres Under Management: ~1.4 Million

Major Species: Radiata Pine, Eucalyptus

Minor Species: Mixed Hardwoods, Araucaria

Investment Characteristics:

  • Markets focus on pine domestic lumber markets with AUD exposure
  • Eucalyptus markets focus primarily on domestic pulp fiber needs and export chips to Asia with USD exposure

Targeted Investment×

Brazil

A Core Investable Region

Major Species: Radiata Pine, Southern Yellow Pine, Eucalyptus

Investment Characteristics:

  • Market focus for pine logs to lumber and plywood manufacture for domestic and export. Pine and Eucalyptus fiber for market pulp and domestic energy production.
  • Exports primarily USD exposure and domestic Brazilian REAL exposure

Current Investment×

Chile

Investing Since: 2014

Acres Under Management: ~.15 Million

Major Species: Radiata Pine, Eucalyptus

Minor Species: Douglas-fir, Ponderosa Pine

Investment Characteristics:

  • Primarily United States and Mexico export markets for lumber and plywood domestic consumption of Eucalyptus and Pine for production of export market pulp
  • Exports primarily USD exposure and domestic Chilean Peso exposure

Targeted Investment×

Uruguay

A Core Investable Region

Major Species: Radiata Pine, Southern Yellow Pine, Eucalyptus

Investment Characteristics:

  • Focus on fiber for domestic production of market pulp or chips to export. Pine and Eucalyptus lumber and panel production for export. Eucalyptus logs for export to Asia and Europe
  • Exports primarily USD exposure and domestic Uruguayan Peso exposure

Current Investment×

U.S. Lake States

Investing Since: 2016

Acres Under Management: ~.36 Million
 
Major Species: Maple, Oak, Red Pine, Jack Pine, Aspen

Minor Species: Spruce, Mixed Hardwood

Investment Characteristics:

  • Markets primarily focused on domestic hardwood lumber and pulp and paper production
  • Primarily USD exposure

Targeted Investment×

Scandinavia

A Core Investable Region

Major Species: Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Birch

Minor Species: Aspen, Russian Larch

Investment Characteristics:

  • Markets focus on domestic lumber and wood panels with exports to western Europe. Fiber used in pulp and paper manufacturing.
  • Primarily EURO exposure

Targeted Investment×

Rest of Europe

A Core Investable Region

Major Species: Spruce, Pine, Fir, Larch, Mixed Hardwoods

Investment Characteristics:

  • Markets focus on domestic lumber and wood panels for construction markets and fiber used in the manufacture of pulp and paper.
  • Primarily EURO exposure

HTRG Fast Facts

Active forest management of our clients’ assets has provided enough lumber to build 1.8 million houses, enough pulp to produce 30.9 million tons of paper, and has generated 2.3 million megawatts of energy.

HTRG and HFM provide a unique combination of experience with direct, in-house management extending all the way from the field to investment management.

During our 32 years of business, HTRG has harvested over 311.7 million m3 of timber.

Since 1985, over 1 billion seedlings have been planted on our clients’ land, across 2.0 million acres. That’s equivalent to planting the states of Delaware and Rhode Island.

Through our Sensitive Lands Program, we have protected more than 460,000 acres of
land with vital environmental, recreation, scenic or historic value.

HTRG employs over 450 people with extensive experience in both the forestry and financial industries who bring their experience and knowledge to the pursuit of our clients’ goals.

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