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Forestry investment with Gresham House offers attractive long-term returns, through a combination of our significant expertise and the robust underlying characteristics of the asset class.

Forestry investment with Gresham House offers attractive long-term returns, through a combination of our significant expertise and the robust underlying characteristics of the asset class.

Commercial forestry is a sustainable real asset that both diversifies an investment portfolio and provides exposure to timber and underlying forest value growth opportunities.

 

Gresham House currently manages nearly 130,000 hectares of forests on behalf of institutions, endowments, family offices and private investors.

Our forestry investments are mostly backed by underlying freehold land on which commercial timber is grown and harvested in a sustainable manner.

Following the acquisition of FIM Services Limited in 2018, we became the UK’s largest commercial forestry asset manager, harvesting approximately 10% of the country’s softwood annually.

According to current taxation laws in the UK, commercial forestry has the added incentive of being a highly tax-efficient investment.

Why invest in Forestry?

Forestry has proven an attractive alternative asset for long-term investors, as it provides the opportunity to benefit from the value of a naturally growing commodity and the security of ownership of the underlying land.

This allows for:

  • An income stream from timber harvested from the forest
  • Long-term capital appreciation in a sustainable and tax-efficient manner
  • Portfolio diversification through uncorrelated returns to more traditional asset classes
  • Inflation linkage
  • Reduced volatility

Average annual returns from the IPD UK Annual Forestry Index over the past 25 years have been 9.2%, which compares favourably with more mainstream asset classes, even before taking forestry’s significant tax advantages into account. Increasing timber prices and rising land values continue to drive returns.

Historical performance is no guarantee of future performance. You can access further information relating to historic timber prices through the UK IPD Annual Forestry Index.

In addition to contributing to the growing global economy through an investment in real assets, investors are assured of a sustainable, tax-efficient investment.

How can I invest in Forestry?

Investors can access forestry investment in two ways:

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