Precious Timber is a Central American agricultural company specializing in the managed growth of valuable hardwoods and coconuts for local and worldwide export markets. We follow strict reforestation practices that not only save and protect endangered flora and fauna, but also the wildlife and habitat they support. We offer a triple bottom line opportunity for clients and generate a measurable, beneficial social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. The Company focuses on plantations in Central America with high biological growth rates, such as Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. We create jobs, help with better housing, educate children, enhance local forests, and create new wildlife corridors for endangered species. We do this in partnership with our clients and embrace the opportunity to work together to make positive, meaningful change.
Eyes that look are common, but eyes that see are rare. We measure success not by how impressive our marketing materials or campaigns may look, but in the tangible, positive financial results we achieve for our clients, and meaningful impact we make in people’s lives and the environment. By placing our focus on the end result, and not the acquisition of another client transaction, we consistently challenge ourselves to outperform. Much of the developed economies of the world are currently under tremendous financial stress, while much of the developing countries are facing humanitarian and environmental pressure. Our private owner tropical timberland and coconut program, provides investors with geographically favorable places to grow and protect their money, while impacting social and environmental needs.
We believe that the next twenty to forty years could easily become some of the most devastating decades to personal wealth. Our concentration and focus for wealth accumulation and protection, is centered upon the basic necessity we each must have to survive. Working with us means clients can achieve low-risk, high-returns financially, while at the same time making positive impact on local developing communities.
Precious Timber’s core principal of People, Planet, and Profit play a vital role when looking at our success blueprint. In everything we do, our goal is to maximize client profits while minimizing risk, and maximizing social and environmental initiatives too. We believe a healthy portfolio is a balanced and diversified portfolio – whether you’re growing hardwoods, managing institutional funds, or designing and overseeing a family wealth plan. Avoiding volatility and risk are never easy, but positioning money where it can grow safely, over medium to long periods of time, has been a top priority for accredited investors. History has shown tropical timberland offers a level of safety combined with above average returns and make it one of the best foundational assets for any portfolio.
The long-term outlook for global tropical timber consumption is astonishing, and timberland owners are thereby protected by the predicted world population growth. Global forests are under increased pressure and the solution, all be it a minor one when taken into complete perspective, is the planting of new, sustainable reforestation projects in locations that can grow the commodity in reduced time periods.
With each tree we plant, our private owner clients help create long-term jobs and new sustainable communities, new forests that absorb carbon dioxide and assist in climate change, and expand tropical wildlife corridors in some of the most important regions of the world.
Precious Timber is a Central American purveyor of nature’s finest sustainable products. We grow valuable local hardwoods and coconuts for both corporate and client financial goals. We pride ourselves on the personalized attention given to each client in tailor-building ownership opportunities for institutional, corporate, and private investors.
Owning tropical timberland as part of a diversified investment plan has historically produced higher than average rates of returns with less exposure to risk. Commercial coconut production provides a long-term cash-flow for many decades, and the added environmental and social benefits produced helps ownership in this space to promote good will for future generations.
Clients of Precious Timber enjoy the the satisfaction of being able to participate in the alternative agricultural space which historically has provided access to above average returns but without the risk elements notably associated with the world’s traditional indices. The NCREIF’s Timberland Index has shown that over the past 30 to 40 years, timber returns have produced safe, mid-teen returns while during the same period stock, bond, and traditional real estate profits have been offset by multiple market crashes and severe losses.
Our client’s receive only premium grade seedlings planted in the same manner we plant for ourselves, and we employ the use of industry best standards for growing and harvesting the timber and coconuts we produce. Our ongoing care and management services oversee the whole process for private owners from start to finish.
The newly planted sustainable hardwood forests we create are planted with our three core principles as the primary focus. ‘People, Planet, and Profit.’ The hardwoods being grown are planted on a for profit basis to support timber economics, but we’re also focused on achieving two other important goals. The first is creating good jobs that last, and the second is supporting sustainable local communities so that we can leave the planet in a healthier state than how we found it.
The tree species we plant and grow were selected in part due to their highly sought-after and valuable lumber source across the globe. However, the decision wasn’t only a financial one; it was important to grow trees that added environmental advantages as well. To ensure both are successfully carried out, our professional foresters live on our plantations thereby regularly monitoring each critical aspect.
Due to the tropical location and volcanic soil conditions of our plantations, the growing cycle for the valuable hardwood species we grow is dramatically reduced. For example; local Pacific mahogany trees can grow to harvestable sizes in as little as 12-15 years. All our coconuts are grown under strict organic conditions and each client owned, fee-simple timberland property receives GPS coordinates, a surveyed and registered plot map, and is recorded in the owner’s name or their preferred business entity.
At Precious Timber we believe in family. Whether it’s our family of employees who dedicate their time and focus on the caring and managing of our trees, or the family of private timberland owners we serve, or our own personal families who we love and care for, each are the reason we strive to do better each day. Today’s modern world means there are a thousand things families have to struggle with, but being able to afford a college education for your children shouldn’t be one of them. Yes, it’s true. The cost of higher education keeps going up, and too many college students graduate only to find they are in debt up to their eyeballs and will be paying off their student loans for decades. What parent wouldn’t want to save their children from this? But how do you do it?
Traditional college savings plans haven’t worked out well for millions of people. They may look good when the economy or stock markets are doing well, but we all know what happens when that changes. Timber is one of the safest places to invest money and watch it grow. By planting trees you can design a plan that could easily pay for the highest of Ivy League college educations. Speak with us and let’s help you structure the right approach. What worked in the past doesn’t necessarily mean it will work in the future. Starting to save for your retirement earlier than later is a good idea, but where you save and invest your money is even more important. Most investors have been led to believe the stock market offers the best ROI over long periods of time. This isn’t 100% true, and there is clear evidence the past twenty years that the highest performing portfolios in fact held very little money in large cap equities.
If you are concerned about successfully building a retirement nest egg that will not only last, but provide you with sufficient inflation adjusted income, then its time you looked more closely at timber and what it can do for you. Contact us and we’ll work with you in designing a plan that could answer much of your retirement income needs.
When adding newly planted tropical timberland or coconuts to your portfolio, you’re doing much more than positioning your money for the financial benefits, you are helping to create a better world for future generations too.
Here’s how you are helping…
By planting new forests for future harvesting, you are helping relieve the strain on existing ones by making available alternative, sustainable timber sources.
You are creating new ecosystems and carbon sinks that will absorb vast quantities of carbon dioxide that through the process of sequestration will be turned into clean, fresh, breathable air. You are helping to create new wildlife corridors, protect endangered species, regenerate soils, and give quality jobs to local people.
Precious Timber is currently working with Legacy Forest Foundation, a U.S. 501c3 dedicated to creating new sustainable forests in developing nations. These forests will be dedicated the “Mother Earth” and never harvested… hence, a Legacy Forest.
Client owned properties will be afforded the same opportunity once their timberland has matured.
Precious Timber has created this “Free” online marketplace where timberland owners can list either a request to buy or sell any timberland they seek or currently own. Please contact us for further information on how you can list your property or request.