Serving Timberland Investors Worldwide
RMS’ global headquarters is in Birmingham, Alabama in the heart of the world’s largest, most diverse and most productive timber producing region – the U.S. Southeast.Scroll for More
We also maintain offices in Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil seeking new opportunities in core investment regions for our investors. RMS has a staff of more than 165 experienced and highly skilled forest investment professionals and we directly oversee all of the core functions and processes along the timberland value chain for our investors. Forestry is in our DNA and our people are experts in every aspect of timberland investing, including: acquisition sourcing, transaction negotiation, due diligence, forest genetics, forest management, timber merchandising, land marketing, regulatory compliance, environmental stewardship, and wildlife management.Read More
With nearly seven decades of experience buying, managing and selling timberland investments, and advising both non-industrial timberland owners and the forest products industry on everything from forest productivity and timber procurement, RMS knows how to optimize the biological, financial and societal value of working forests.
Craig Blair, President and CEO, discusses RMS’ history and value offerings.
By the Numbers
(As of 12.31.18)
$6.3BTotal value of forest acquisitions
$36.7BTotal Value of Acquisitions Analyzed
25+Operations in 4 Countries and 25+ Timber Markets
165Forest Investment Professionals
Through the Years
In 1950, John M. Bradley, a young Yale School of Forestry graduate, partnered with Harry E. Murphy, a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, to create Resource Management Service, Inc.
From its humble beginnings as a consulting forestry firm to private landowners, RMS was able to follow changing dynamics in the forest products and paper industry and position itself to capitalize - becoming recognized as a leading timberland management and acquisitions firm, with a focus on intensive, high-yield forestry. Since the mid-1980s, when we helped pioneer the concept of institutions investing in timberland, we have developed and refined the state-of-the-art systems and capabilities they require to achieve success in the asset class. Today, RMS has evolved into an accomplished timberland investment firm with assets under management in North America, South America and Oceania, all while remaining a private, employee-owned company.
Identity and Values
RMS has a collaborative, entrepreneurial, forestry-focused culture.
Our investors are our partners and we strive to align our business and financial interests with theirs as a responsible and reliable fiduciary.
We also build mutually beneficial relationships with the global forestry community, mainstream conservation organizations, educational institutions, governmental entities and the communities in which we live and work. We at RMS have a firm set of beliefs about why we exist, what we do, and how we do it.
VisionRMS exists to advance the practice of forestry and appreciation for the societal importance of privately-owned forests.
MissionRMS strives to be recognized as the premier creator of forest value.
StrategyRMS is focused on being recognized as the clear partner of choice for long-horizoned timberland investors and we do this by aligning and leveraging our investment approach, our scale and scope, our intellectual property advantages and our integrated forestry and investment capabilities to produce consistently superior investment performance.
CultureFounded, owned and led by foresters, RMS is a forestry-centric organization that is defined by the talents of our people, our core values and our operating principles.