Please join Stoel Rives attorneys Greg Corbin, Mark Norby and Adam Dittman for the World Forestry Center's annual Who Will Own the Forest?
conference series, September 18-20, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. Stoel Rives is a proud sponsor of this event.
It is estimated that institutional investors now own more than 25 million acres of U.S. forests, worth more than US$30 billion. Investors are allocating part of their portfolios to forestland as they seek diversification, inflation protection, and potentially higher rates of return than the bond or equity markets.
The evolving nature of this unique asset class, and its potential for protecting both income and conservation values, is the subject of the annual "Who Will Own the Forest?" conference series. Speakers discuss and debate issues pertaining to the economy, forestland valuations, investing overseas, regulatory, tax and lending drivers, and emerging values such as carbon, biomass, and environmental credits.
Please join us again this year, for this 2.5-day program, offering an insightful and provocative forum to discuss, analyze and debate what is happening, why it is happening and what the implications might be. It is also a terrific opportunity to network with leaders in the forestland investing community. This event will appeal to high-level decision makers from the investment, forestry, legal, financial, appraisal, conservation and land management communities.
For more information and registration, visit: http://wwotf.worldforestry.org/wwotf8/index.html
Continuing Education Credits:
11.5 CFE Contact Hours, Category 1 for Society of American Foresters. Please locate sign-in sheet and obtain certificate of attendance at end of event.
13.8 CPE General Review Hours for Oregon Certified Public Accountants. Please locate sign-in sheet and obtain certificate of attendance at end of event. Check with your state rules to determine eligibility.
11.0 general credits for Oregon State Bar. Please locate sign-in sheet and submit bar numbers at end of event.
14.0 hours of continuing education credits for Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure.
13.8 hours of continuing education credits for WA State Real Estate Appraisers Department of Licensing.