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Brent Keefer

Managing Director, Head of Timberland Investments

Hancock Natural Resources Group

Brent is Managing Director, Head of Timberland Investments for Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) and the President of the Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) where he leads the overall timberland investment business for HNRG.  He is responsible for growth of the investment platform focusing on development and execution of business strategies, investment strategies, and leading the investment process including acquisitions, dispositions, and underwriting. In his role, he works closely with the capital markets and industry players to develop investment products, strategic alliances, and investment transaction opportunities.  Brent is a member of the HNRG Executive Committee and chairs various HTRG investment entity governance boards. Brent is also a member of the board of directors of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).   Prior to joining HNRG in 1998, Brent worked for Rayonier Inc. for ten years managing forest resource information and planning systems.  He holds a B.S. in forest resource management and a M.S. in forest biometrics, GIS, and remote sensing both from Virginia Tech.



Agriculture and Timber Investing

Day I

Wednesday, May 8, 2019