LandVest opens office in Eugene, Oregon, headed by Dr. David Walters, to service timberland transaction and consulting work in western U.S.
February 6, 2012
– LandVest is pleased to announce the opening of a new Timberland office in the Pacific Northwest. The office, located in Eugene, Oregon will service LandVest’s timberland transaction and consulting work in the western U.S.
The office will be headed by Dr. David Walters. David comes to LandVest with over 25 years of experience in forest industry, academia, and consulting. As Director of LandVest’s Institutional Timberlands Management (ITM) Group, David will oversee LandVest’s timberland marketing and consulting work throughout the western states. As an accomplished and highly regarded biometrician and statistician, David will also contribute to inventory design, analysis and modeling work on ITM projects throughout the U.S.
Walters has worked in various levels of increasing responsibility for industry and private forest management, consulting and academia since 1987. He holds an undergraduate degree in Forest Management from Oregon State University, a Masters in Forest Biometrics from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Forest Biometrics from the University of Minnesota. David has authored or co-authored dozens of professional and academic publications.
“We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with someone of Dave’s caliber” noted Stephen Mongan, President of LandVest, Inc. “His experience in all aspects of timberland acquisitions, divestitures and management, coupled with his integrity and commitment makes him an ideal team leader for this important western expansion.”
The Oregon office will be overseen by Joe Taggart, Managing Director of LandVest’s ITM Group.
“I could not be more pleased with the fit – both professionally and personally”, says Taggart. “The Institutional Timberlands transaction business has evolved to a highly technical process, focusing on transparency in data and professionalism in presentation. As a highly regarded Biometrician, Dave offers our clients superior data management and analytical capabilities. At the same time, his ability to understand and clearly explain the financial impacts of key property attributes will make him a valuable resource to our customers.”
The addition of the Oregon office will allow LandVest to service its growing timberland marketing and consulting practice in the west, which includes recent projects in Washington, California and Hawaii. Over the past five years, the ITM Group has marketed 700,000 acres with a total value of over $1 billion in the Southeast and West.