Financial Analysis, Property Valuations and Due Diligence
Green Crow operates on the principle that all timberland properties were not created equal. We believe that each potential investment must be justified based on the development of a unique bottom-up DCF valuation model. Guidelines for this process at Green Crow are set out in our “Timberland Acquisition Due Diligence Flowchart”, a copy of which is available to interested parties on request. Although no two projects are the same, the principles of timberland investment due diligence are constant. Based on the fact that perfect information is impossible, and all forest inventories are prepared on a statistical basis, it is the role of the due diligence agent to balance the costs of due diligence with the goals and requirements of the client, taking into account the potential risks and rewards.
Green Crow personnel have managed or been directly involved in the due diligence for millions of acres of timberland. It is our extensive knowledge of, and experience with, timberland that allows us to make appropriate recommendations to our clients even when the quality of available information is poor and outdated. Our strength is in the combination of rigorous, experienced-based field review, log market knowledge, and modern financial analysis which enables our team to conduct timely, accurate, and fair appraisals for any client.