timber investment management organization


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timber investment management organization (TIMO)

A group that aids institutional investors in locating and managing timberland.The industry grew after legislation in the 1970s that encouraged institutional investors to diversify their portfolios. A 2002 study by Yale's Program on Private Forest Certification showed that approximately $14.4 billion of timberland was managed by TIMOs.
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The company, whose customers include timber investment management organizations (TIMOs) and real-estate investment trusts (REITs), has academic relationships with the Forest Nutrition Cooperative; University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Yale University's Global Institute for Sustainable Forestry; and the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences at West Virginia University.
The company, whose customers include timber investment management organizations (TIMOs) and real-estate investment trusts (REITs), has academic relationships with the Forest Nutrition Cooperative; University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Yale Global Institute for Sustainable Forestry; and Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences at West Virginia University.