Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high-quality, sustainable forest investments that deliver superior performance while cultivating client relationships based on mutual trust and exceptional service.

  • Independent

    We are an independent firm with broad employee ownership and a culture rooted in our strong values.

  • Trusted

    We aspire to be our clients’ most trusted adviser.

  • Sustainable

    We believe in the sustainable nature of forest investments and the multiple benefits provided by working forests.

  • Forest Stewards

    We commit to being excellent forest stewards and to promoting the highest standards in forest management.

The Broad Arrow

The Broad Arrow is a symbol of quality. In pre-revolutionary days it was blazed on the choicest of trees to indicate that they had been reserved for use by the Royal Navy. Today, it continues to remind us to focus on excellence and high quality in all that we do.

Our People

Sound leadership with a relentless focus on client satisfaction and sustainability has made us who we are today.

Meet Our People

Our Values

We believe these values serve as important principles and expect all of our decisions and activities to demonstrate them. A shared acceptance of our values builds a solid foundation for a successful company. We value:

  • Clear Communication

    We communicate frequently and openly. We clearly share our expectations of each other, and we honor the commitments we make. This enables us to have more effective and efficient working relationships.

  • Excellence

    We seek the highest possible quality in people, work environment, client service, investment assets and asset management. Our attention to excellence means that we ascribe to high professional standards in everything we do. From this, we gain success in the business and satisfaction from having our standards recognized. This distinguishes us in the marketplace.

  • Enjoying Our Work

    We create a positive work environment which allows everyone to enjoy and gain satisfaction and personal growth from the work they do. This leads to increased fulfillment, higher morale, improved performance and less stress.

  • Honesty and Integrity

    We are committed to the highest levels of ethical conduct in our dealings with each other and with those outside the organization. We always act with our clients’ best interests in mind. We believe this fosters loyalty and strong, long-term working relationships.

  • Initiative and a Strong Work Ethic

    We are committed to putting forth our best effort in all endeavors. Hard work, motivation and initiative are essential elements of our success, and we recognize and reward all employees for their individual contributions. This provides satisfaction and pride in a job well done. Our reward system enables everyone to share in the financial success of the firm.

  • Trust and Respect

    We promote a sense of personal self-worth by treating each other with respect and by trusting each other to fulfill individual responsibilities. We respect our differences and provide freedom and flexibility to perform the work and achieve the goals we have agreed upon. This makes us more effective, cohesive and fulfilled in our work.

  • Teamwork

    We work in ways that capture the collaborative efforts of everyone in Forest Investment Associates. This team atmosphere includes the functional teams within the company and the overall Forest Investment Associates team. We make better decisions as teams than we make individually. We recognize our need for leadership and balance this with the power of teamwork.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Experience
    • Formed in 1986, in business for over 30 years
    • Disciplined acquisitions of high-quality properties
    • Hands-on, customized and financially-focused forest management
    • Opportunistic dispositions of timber and timberland
  • Client Service
    • More than three decades of proven investment performance
    • Extremely low client turnover
    • Strict attention to detail
    • Highly responsive
  • Structure and Culture
    • Majority employee-owned with an entrepreneurial spirit
    • Shared success
    • Unique depth and breadth of talent
    • Innovative thinking to discover new ways to add value

Our Footprint

With more than 2 million acres under management, FIA’s timberland assets encompass several regions across the U.S. and the world.

Timberland Map

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