Timber Analyst

The timber analyst should be familiar with the ins and outs of the timber market. They should be able to identify, assess, and analyze high-quality timber opportunities in order to ensure that AcreTrader investors receive reasonable cash dividends on their timber investments.

This role is important to our team because it’s a pivotal position in expanding our mandated investable assets. We are looking for someone who wants to be part of a growing timber team with the support of our legal, investment, and marketing teams. There’s room for you to grow here. Bring your good ideas and connections, and we’ll provide everything else!

Core Responsibilities

  • Top of funnel processing:
    • Identifying potential customers using connections, research, and lead generation tools
    • Reaching out to potential customers, landowners, brokers, and/or timber managers to identify potential investment opportunities for our platform
  • Assessing and analyzing potential deals to identify quality timberland for our investors
  • Negotiating contracts and closing with landowners and timber managers
  • Assist in the preparation of management plans and budgets
  • Coordinate silvicultural marketing and harvesting activities performed through 3rd party forest management firms.
  • Managing new and ongoing clients and contracts
  • Designing and implementing an investment model for potential acquisitions
  • As at any growing company, you can expect many other tasks and responsibilities to be assigned as well as growth opportunities to be seized.

    Key Competencies

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • 3 -5 years of experience in timber acquisitions and divestitures
    • Field and forest management experience
    • Experience building and analyzing financial models and returns
    • Sales experience, with a preference for candidates who have experience in land/timber sales
    • Experience with project development and client/contract management
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiar with mapping and GIS technologies

    About AcreTrader

    AcreTrader launched in 2018 and has established itself as a leader in the farmland investment industry. Our team and company have grown at an incredible pace, and in order to continue this growth, we must do so intentionally. We have very high expectations for ourselves, each other, and every new team member. We’re looking for high performers who go about their work with a sense of curiosity and a drive to make things better. If you would like to be a part of a fast-moving operation with an opportunity to make a massive impact at the intersection of finance, technology, and agriculture—then please, read on.

    AcreTrader is a real estate investing platform that makes it easy to buy shares of farmland and earn passive income. United States farmland has historically outperformed most asset classes and other forms of real estate. Unfortunately, buying and maintaining farmland directly is extremely difficult without local knowledge and management, as well as large investment commitments. AcreTrader solves these issues by providing transparency, flexibility, and ease of use to people wanting to invest in farmland while handling all aspects of administration and property management, from insurance and accounting to working with local farmers and improving soil sustainability. At the same time, AcreTrader works to help farmers scale through innovative sales and leasing opportunities. See our How it Works page for more details.