When

Thursday March 30, 2017 from 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Where

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center 
84 5th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
 

 
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Contact

Heather Clark 
Forisk Consulting 
770-725-8447 
hclark@forisk.com 
 

Applied Forest Finance Class

Join us for the one-day "Applied Forest Finance" class on March 30th in Atlanta, GA!  This class details the step-by-step financial analysis required to answer key investment and forest management questions. Learn how to identify, value, and rank timber and forestry investments. 

Continuing Education Credits: 6.0 hrs CFE, 6.0 hrs Georgia Real Estate/Appraiser, 6.0 hrs Georgia Master Timber Harvester/Continuing Logger Education

  • Early Registration Rate: $580 (available until March 17)
  • Late Registration Rate: $680

Companies who subscribe to the Forisk Research Quarterly (FRQ) receive 10% off their employees' registration fees! Contact Heather Clark for the promo code to claim the FRQ discount!

This class directly addresses the following key forest finance topics:

  • Common mistakes and how to correct them
  • Financial criteria: ranking investment options
  • Discount rates: estimating risk
  • Marginal analysis: when does forest management pay?
  • Case study: when do we clearcut for pulpwood versus manage for sawtimber?
  • Case study: maximizing financial returns from existing stands

Students receive a copy of the Forest Finance Simplified  handbook along with reference materials and Excel models for reinforcing and applying the concepts learned during the course. 

Who Should Attend?

Forestry consultants and investment analysts, timberland owners and investors, and anyone else who needs to understand the identification, valuation, and ranking of timber-dependent and forest-related investments. 

Course Outline

Detailed course agenda available here.

  • Key concepts and unique attributes of forest finance
  • Time value of money
  • Nominal vs. real rates
  • Common mistakes and how to correct them
  • Faustmann and bare land value
  • Financial criteria: ranking investment options
  • Discount rates: estimating risk
  • Marginal analysis: when does forest management pay?
  • Case study: when do we clearcut for pulpwood versus manage for sawtimber?
  • Case study: maximizing financial returns from existing stands

Feedback from previous "Applied Forest Finance" participants:

  • Clean, clear explanation, narrative, and discussions. Excellent visual aids and handouts. I felt like I was back in my forest economic college class on steroids...Excellent presentation!
  • The structure was great. Learning and then applying what you learned in a group setting (large and small) really helped me understand the concepts.
  • Wonderful introduction to finance applied to forestry.
  • Full of meaningful content without industry slang. Useful for forest professionals, real estate folks, appraisers, and landowners (me!). Thumb drive and handouts are super useful and helpful.