A construction worker helps guide the installation of cross-laminated timber for the Oregon Conservation Center in Portland, Oregon.
Mass timber construction A construction worker helps guide the installation of cross-laminated timber for the Oregon Conservation Center in Portland, Oregon. © Courtesy LEVER architecture

Finance & Investing

Investment Opportunities in Mass Timber

Newly developed mass timber products, such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), offer lighter, stronger, and more sustainable alternatives to traditional construction materials like concrete and steel. 

First developed in Europe, mass timber is expanding rapidly in the US, creating new design options for large low-rise and mid-rise buildings, addressing consumer preferences for more natural built environments, and creating new investment opportunities in the $9 trillion global construction sector.

Mass timber offers the potential to dramatically increase construction productivity and drive disruptive innovations, such as modular and flat-pack construction techniques, across the industry.

These new uses for timber can also benefit forests, rural economies and the climate by creating new high-value markets for sustainable forest products, storing biogenic carbon in the built environment, and displacing the use of conventional, carbon-intensive building materials like concrete and steel.

Announcing a special 1-day event to discuss opportunities to invest in this new technology.

When: May 31, 2019

Time: 9:30 am–3:00 pm

Where: Bank of America Tower, 1 Bryant Park, New York, NY 10036

This one-day event features industry-leading practitioners and experts to provide a deep-dive across the mass timber value chain, focusing on areas of rapid growth, innovation, disruption and opportunity. This invitation-only event is appropriate for investors, financial institutions, developers, and others with an interest in real estate, home building & construction, timberland, impact investing, sustainability, and related sectors.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Karim Khalifa, Director, Building Innovation, Sidewalk Labs (an Alphabet company)
  • Peter MacKeith, Dean, Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design, University of Arkansas
  • Dillon Lorda, Principal, Conrad Asset Management
  • Marc Rivard, Regional Manager, WoodWorks - Wood Products Council
  • Ben Kaiser, Principal, Kaiser+Path
  • Brendan Lowney and Art Schmon, Forest Economic Advisors
  • Craig Curtis, Chief Architect, Katerra Architecture
  • Jeff Spiritos, Principal, Spiritos Properties
  • Thomas Robinson, Principal, Lever Architecture
  • Doug Donnell, Specialty Asset Management, Bank of America
  • Tom Hodgman, NatureVest
  • Chris Aiello, Specialty Asset Management, Bank of America
  • Melissa Jenkins, Cooperative Forestry, USDA Forest Service
  • Steve Marshall, Assistant Director, Cooperative Forestry, USDA Forest Service
  • Mark Wishnie, Director, Forestry & Wood Products, The Nature Conservancy
  • John Schaefer, Head of Land and Development, Lionstone Investments
  • Jeff Morrow, Program Manager, LendLease

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Investment Opportunities in Mass Timber (by invitation only)