Tiffanie Starr

Managing Director, Acquisitions

Evaluates acquisition opportunities

Monitors global transaction trends

Tiffanie leads all aspects of TIR’s acquisition sourcing and management functions, matching clients’ investment objectives with appropriate opportunities and then directing purchase negotiations and closing logistics. 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. In addition, she serves as Vice Chair of TIR’s Investment Committee and maintains leadership roles within TIR’s public policy efforts. Among other things, she currently serves as Chair of both the National Alliance of Forestland Owners (NAFO) Operating Committee and its Inclusion Council. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Georgia Forestry Foundation and on the Board of the World Forestry Center.

Prior to joining TIR, Tiffanie spent nine years with the Hancock Timber Resource Group (Now Manulife Timberland Investment), where she had most recently served as Transaction Manager. This entailed overseeing strategic negotiations, developing tax-efficient purchase and holding structures, and directing due diligence activities. During this time, 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. Tiffanie began her career at the Hancock Timber Resource Group 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 on the development teams of The Conservation Fund and The Nature Conservancy. Tiffanie earned a BS in Environmental Science and Wildlife Management at Duke University. She also holds two master’s degrees from the University of Georgia: a MFR (Forest Resource Management) and an MBA with concentrations in real estate, marketing and operations.