Timberland Valuations

MB&G provides expert timberland appraisal services throughout North America and around the globe. We have long offered forestry valuation services as one of our core competencies, and our forestry expertise provides a strong grounding for timberland valuation work. Over time, our services have evolved to meet the increasingly complex needs of today’s global timberland investor. During the past five years, we have appraised more than 28.4 million acres of timberland worth in excess of $28 billion.

In 2019, our appraisal business expanded with the acquisition of TerraSource Valuation,  a well-known and experienced timberland appraisal firm with offices in Virginia and North Carolina. The addition of TerraSource added the eastern U.S. and international work to our scope of valuation services.

Our client list includes corporations, investment management organizations, real estate investment trusts, institutional investors, lending institutions, government agencies, attorneys, estates, trusts, families, and private individuals.

Services

  • Timber and natural resource land appraisals
  • Valuation of conservation easements
  • Valuation of timber deeds
  • 631(a) and 631(b) valuations for tax reporting
  • Valuation and impact of wood supply agreements
  • Highest & Best Use analysis
  • Market analysis
  • Cash flow modeling of higher and better use land dispositions
  • Acquisition & divestiture due diligence
  • Harvest optimization for use in financial analysis
  • Litigation support/expert witness
  • Stand level, region specific modeling using Woodstock®

Geographies

Our appraisal team has experience throughout the globe:

WEST
NORTHEAST
SOUTH
INTERNATIONAL

California

Maine

Alabama

Focus Area:

The Americas

Other projects completed in Eastern Europe & Australasia

Idaho

New Hampshire Arkansas

Montana

New York

Florida

Oregon Pennsylvania

Georgia

Washington

Vermont Louisiana
Hawaii

Mississippi

North Carolina
MIDWEST
APPALACHIA

Oklahoma

Illinois Kentucky

South Carolina

Indiana

Tennessee

Texas

Michigan

Virginia
Minnesota

West Virginia

Missouri

Ohio

Wisconsin

Forest Types

  • Western forest types – Douglas-fir, hemlock, ponderosa pine, mixed conifer
  • Pine plantations – all commercially grown pine including: P. taeda, elliottii, palustris, caribaea, radiata, and resinosa
  • Hardwood plantations – eucalyptus, teak, mahogany, short-rotation poplar
  • Natural hardwoods – Appalachian and northern hardwoods

The Highest Standards

MB&G appraisers follow the high standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (UASFLA), International Valuation Standards (IVS), and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as appropriate to the assignment.