Joe Schwartz’s position changed to Forestland Analyst

Joe Schwartz’s position was recently changed from Assistant Regional Director in the Southern Region to Forestland Analyst. With that change, Joe moved from The Forestland Group’s Franklin, TN office to our headquarters in Chapel Hill, NC. In his new position, Joe will report to Blake Stansell, Senior Vice President – Investments.

His biography appears below:

Joe Schwartz is the Forestland Analyst, engaged in forestland acquisition due diligence and valuation modeling. He coordinates third-party appraisals and property-level timber inventories and provides fund-level budgeting support. In addition, he assists with timber-market analysis; supports efforts involving the forest information database and GIS system; and serves as a link between the operations, accounting, and transactional arms of the firm. Prior to his current role, Mr. Schwartz served as the Assistant Regional Director in the Southern Region.

Prior to his employment with TFG in 2012, Mr. Schwartz served as Resource Forester with the Missouri Department of Conservation where he assisted in the marketing and promotion of the state’s various timber products. He was also responsible for the management of state-owned forestlands, private landowner assistance, wildland-fire suppression, and other forestry-related public outreach assistance in a three-county district. Before his public-sector position, Mr. Schwartz worked for a private forestry consulting firm where, among other duties, he was responsible for the management of a TFG-managed property in Missouri. Mr. Schwartz also held a temporary position with MeadWestvaco’s Forest Research Division in northern Michigan and worked as a private forestry inventory and GIS contractor in the Central and Lake States.

Mr. Schwartz holds a B.S. in Forest Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science in Forestry from Michigan Technological University. He is a member of the Society of American Foresters.