Tiffanie Starr is the Senior Acquisitions Manager at Timberland Investment Resources. Tiffanie helps lead Timberland Investment Resources’ efforts to source investment opportunities in accordance with clients’ risk and return objectives. Among other things, her responsibilities include evaluating and modeling acquisition opportunities, monitoring global transaction trends, conducting due diligence visits, managing transactional logistics and building and maintaining working relationships with prospective land sellers.
Prior to joining TIR, Tiffanie spent ten years with the Hancock Timber Resource Group in various roles. In her latest assignment she served as transaction manager, which entailed overseeing strategic negotiations, developing tax-efficient purchase and holding structures and directing associated due diligence activities. During her tenure in that position, she helped the firm close more than $6 billion in domestic and international acquisitions. Tiffanie previously served the firm as a portfolio analyst. In that role she analyzed potential acquisitions, evaluated their capacity to support leverage, studied exchange risk variables, participated in client relations initiatives and conducted ongoing risk and hold-sell analyses for several portfolios that were collectively valued at more than $450 million. She began her career at the firm as a financial research consultant, which included designing and developing a model to analyze foreign investment risk, debt options and hedging opportunities. Tiffanie entered the timberland investment arena with Plum Creek and Weyerhaeuser, where she completed finance and forest operations internships. Her prior experience included serving as an individual gifts coordinator with The Conservation Fund and as an administrative records assistant with The Nature Conservancy.
Tiffanie earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy at Duke University. She holds two master’s degrees from the University of Georgia; a MFR in forest resource management and a MBA with concentrations in real estate, marketing and operations.
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