Precious Timber is a Central American purveyor of nature’s finest sustainable products. We grow valuable agricultural commodities 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.