Connecting the Forest and Financial Returns for Timberland and Forest Products Investors
Who We Are
John D. Enlow
Principal

The connection between the forest and financial returns was first made for John as a college freshman studying economics and while working in the family lumber business. That discovery sparked a passion that's been the guiding North Star for three decades in creating enhanced returns from forest resource investments.

John has led multi-billion-dollar timber, real estate, lumber, and panel businesses for leading North American Timber REITs and as CEO of Deltic Timber Corporation. He has played key leadership roles in the sector's most significant transitions, such as the $23 billion Weyerhaeuser/Plum Creek transaction and the $3.4 billion Deltic Timber/Potlatch merger.

John grew up in Mississippi, receiving a B.S. in Forest Management from Mississippi State University, an M.B.A. from Brenau University, as well as, attending The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Executive Education Program.


Eric D. Schwefler
Principal

Driven by the desire to expand investor knowledge and serve as an advocate to long-term investors in sustainable real assets, Eric has worked in a variety of roles in the investment management industry since the early 1990s.

Eric has three decades of experience in private equity and debt investments in timberland, agriculture, infrastructure and commercial real estate with some of the largest and most exclusive asset managers such as BlackRock, Forest Investment Associates, Resource Management Service, BTG Pactual, and Equitable Real Estate. As well, he has been involved in sustainability and ESG strategies and has participated as a signatory and working group member of Principles for Responsible Investment.

Eric grew up in Georgia, receiving a B.S. in Finance from Auburn University’s Raymond J. Harbert School of Business and held FINRA Series 7 and 63 certifications. Eric has served as NCREIF Timberland Subcommittee chairperson and has spoken at numerous forestland industry gatherings as a featured speaker and panelist.

What We Do
WE PROVIDE EXPERTISE TO HELP INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS, ENDOWMENTS, SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS, AND PRIVATE EQUITY GROUPS UNLOCK VALUE AND MAXIMIZE RETURNS FROM FOREST RESOURCE INVESTMENTS. OUR TEAM OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE SUITE OF ADVISORY SERVICES TAILORED TO MEET YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS:
Strategy
Development

Strategy
Development

Utilize our decades of expertise to re-assess or develop an investment strategy that matches your objectives, considering alternatives such as direct ownership vs managed portfolios, investment regions and current market trends.

Investment
Deployment

Investment
Deployment

Assist with effective strategy implementation through investment manager selection, assessment of potential asset candidates, model & underwriting assumptions.

Performance
Oversight

Performance
Oversight

Provide support to evaluate and oversee the investment's performance, ranging from as-need consultations to serving as your governance board representative.

Problem
Solving

Problem
Solving

Even the best investments encounter difficulties over time. Whether it's under-performance, partnership disputes, or portfolio changes, we have the insights and experience to help you find the best solution to achieve your investment objectives.

ESG &
Sustainability
Monitoring

ESG &
Sustainability
Monitoring

Help clients integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance best practices throughout the investment process to meet sustainability and responsible management objectives.

Results
Realization

Results
Realization

Assist with determining when and how to best exit the investment to optimize returns.

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Connecting the Forest and Financial Returns