F. Christian Zinkhan

Chairman at The Forestland Group LLC

F. Christian Zinkhan

F. Christian Zinkhan

Chairman at The Forestland Group LLC

Biography

Dr. Zinkhan provides input into the overall strategic direction of the firm. He was one of the founders of TFG. Chris is a member of the Management Committee and the Investment Committee.

He has been one of the industry’s primary speakers and authors related to timberland investments. Chris is the co-author of Timberland Investments: A Portfolio Perspective (Timber Press, 1992), the first book to address forestland as a separate asset class for the portfolios of individual and institutional investors, and the investments chapter contained in the text, Forests in a Market Economy (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003). His option pricing application to land valuation was cited in Dr. Robert Merton’s 1997 Nobel Prize economics lecture. Chris holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, M.F. (in forest management) and M.B.A. degrees from Duke University, and a D.B.A. in finance from Mississippi State University.

Among his other positions: Holding Professor of Finance and Dean of Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, analyst of First National Bank of Maryland, director of Johnson C. Smith University’s Center of Banking and Finance, and faculties of University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources, Alice Lloyd College, North Carolina State University’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

Among other activities, Dr. Zinkhan is on boards or advisory committees: Immediate Past Chair of the Forest History Society, University of Georgia’s Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business, the International Society of Forest Resources Economics, Mississippi State University’s Department of Forestry, and West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design.

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The Forestland Group LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at The Forestland Group LLC

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Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at The Forestland Group LLC

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Managing Director at The Forestland Group LLC

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President, Board of Directors at New England Forestry Foundation

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Managing Director at The Lyme Timber Co. LP

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Forest History Society

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Senior Vice President of Sustainability & ESG at The Forestland Group LLC

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Senior Vice President-Forestland Operations at The Forestland Group LLC

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Former Co-Founder & Senior Vice President at The Forestland Group LLC

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Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Mississippi State University forms part of a cohesive town-university community with the growing agricultural-commercial-industrial town of Starkville. Located in the eastern part of north-central Mississippi, it is 125 miles northeast of Jackson and 23 miles west of Columbus; it is served by Highways 82,12 and 25 and by feeder air service through the Golden Triangle Regional Airport 14 miles east. Away from urban complexities, the community enjoys many intellectual, cultural, and recreational advantages: the MSU-Starkville Civic Symphony and Chorus; the Starkville Community Theater; the University Lyceum series, bringing professional musical, dramatic, and artistic groups and performers to the campus; art exhibits, plays, and recitals by local and visiting artists; public radio and public television programs through Mississippi Public Broadcasting performances by popular musical groups of regional and national celebrity; frequent intercollegiate athletic events in modern facilities; and a variety of recreational opportunities on playing fields and courts, in neighboring forests, fields, and lakes, and along the nearby Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting university offering to a diverse and capable student body a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth; to the world of knowledge, vigorous and expanding contributions in research, discovery, and application; and to the State and its people in every region, a variety of expert services. Mississippi State University is designated as a Doctoral/Extensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is representative of the American Land-Grant tradition and distinctive in its own character and spirit, born of its Mississippi heritage and the vision and loyal perseverance of those who have labored in its development. Mississippi State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Franklin & Marshall was established in 1787 with a gift of 200 British pounds from Benjamin Franklin, and is located in historic Lancaster, a dynamic city with a thriving arts scene. The College enrolls 2,324 students. The average class size is 19 students, and the student-faculty ratio is 9:1. Our students receive more than $500,000 in research grants every year.

Career History
Chairman
1995 - Current

The Forestland Group acquires and manages timberland investments for institutions, families, and individuals. The firm focuses on naturally regenerating hardwood and pine forests in the Eastern United States.

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Chairman, Investment Committee
1995 - Prior

The Forestland Group acquires and manages timberland investments for institutions, families, and individuals. The firm focuses on naturally regenerating hardwood and pine forests in the Eastern United States.

Secretary & Treasurer, Board of Directors
Prior - 2018

NAFO is an organization of private forest owners committed to advancing national policies that promote the economic and environmental benefits of privately-owned forests. NAFO membership encompasses more than 80 million acres of private forestland in 47 states. Working forests in the U.S. support 2.4 million jobs.

Chair, Board of Directors
Prior

THE FOREST HISTORY SOCIETY PRESERVES OUR FOREST HERITAGE. IT AIMS TO IMPROVE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN WELFARE BY BRINGING A HISTORICAL CONTEXT TO ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION-MAKING. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSES INCLUDE: TO COLLECT, PRESERVE, AND DISSEMINATE THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN FORESTS AND ALL FOREST-RELATED ACTIVITIES; TO ENCOURAGE AND AID THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPANY, INSTITUTIONAL, AND INDIVIDUAL ARCHIVES AND TO MAKE THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS; TO PROMOTE RESEARCH AND WRITING AND PUBLISH ON THE HISTORY OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF FORESTS AND PEOPLE OVER TIME; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EDUCATION OF ALL AGE GROUPS RELATED TO THE LESSONS OF FOREST AND CONSERVATION HISTORY.

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2018

THE FOREST HISTORY SOCIETY PRESERVES OUR FOREST HERITAGE. IT AIMS TO IMPROVE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN WELFARE BY BRINGING A HISTORICAL CONTEXT TO ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION-MAKING. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSES INCLUDE: TO COLLECT, PRESERVE, AND DISSEMINATE THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN FORESTS AND ALL FOREST-RELATED ACTIVITIES; TO ENCOURAGE AND AID THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPANY, INSTITUTIONAL, AND INDIVIDUAL ARCHIVES AND TO MAKE THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS; TO PROMOTE RESEARCH AND WRITING AND PUBLISH ON THE HISTORY OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF FORESTS AND PEOPLE OVER TIME; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EDUCATION OF ALL AGE GROUPS RELATED TO THE LESSONS OF FOREST AND CONSERVATION HISTORY.

$10K - $25K
2017

THE FOREST HISTORY SOCIETY PRESERVES OUR FOREST HERITAGE. IT AIMS TO IMPROVE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN WELFARE BY BRINGING A HISTORICAL CONTEXT TO ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION-MAKING. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSES INCLUDE: TO COLLECT, PRESERVE, AND DISSEMINATE THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN FORESTS AND ALL FOREST-RELATED ACTIVITIES; TO ENCOURAGE AND AID THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPANY, INSTITUTIONAL, AND INDIVIDUAL ARCHIVES AND TO MAKE THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS; TO PROMOTE RESEARCH AND WRITING AND PUBLISH ON THE HISTORY OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF FORESTS AND PEOPLE OVER TIME; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EDUCATION OF ALL AGE GROUPS RELATED TO THE LESSONS OF FOREST AND CONSERVATION HISTORY.

$10K - $25K
2016

THE FOREST HISTORY SOCIETY PRESERVES OUR FOREST HERITAGE. IT AIMS TO IMPROVE NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN WELFARE BY BRINGING A HISTORICAL CONTEXT TO ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION-MAKING. THE PRIMARY EXEMPT PURPOSES INCLUDE: TO COLLECT, PRESERVE, AND DISSEMINATE THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN FORESTS AND ALL FOREST-RELATED ACTIVITIES; TO ENCOURAGE AND AID THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPANY, INSTITUTIONAL, AND INDIVIDUAL ARCHIVES AND TO MAKE THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS; TO PROMOTE RESEARCH AND WRITING AND PUBLISH ON THE HISTORY OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF FORESTS AND PEOPLE OVER TIME; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EDUCATION OF ALL AGE GROUPS RELATED TO THE LESSONS OF FOREST AND CONSERVATION HISTORY.

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