RMS has built its business to serve sophisticated investors who understand the timber asset class and recognize the benefits reaped through a patient long-term approach to timberland investing. We have found that clients of this type are more likely to understand the value RMS brings to a timberland investment and can better appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit of a company that is owned and managed by its employees.
RMS employs a core strategy of timberland investing that covers all aspects of the investment, from portfolio construction and deal sourcing through management and disposition of assets. Our strategy has been developed and refined over our 67 years of experience with timberland.
RMS aims to develop diversified portfolios of sustainably-managed plantations in comprised of commodity tree species in well-developed and growing timber markets.
RMS seeks to achieve and leverage operating scale to facilitate value-added silvicultural programs and superior market knowledge, customer relationships and market presence.
RMS will utilize active management including: disciplined acquisitions, implementation of proven technologies, risk mitigating management practices, and opportunistic land sales to continue to provide superior risk adjusted returns.
Research and analysis informs all aspects of RMS’ investment and forest management activities.
This strategy has served us well, and we have established a strong asset base in all of our target operating geographies. In total, RMS has $4.4 billion in assets under management in five countries. The largest part of our management footprint is spread throughout the U.S. South and includes a growing presence in Australia, Brazil, China, and New Zealand.