About Forest Research Group

Dr. Jack Lutz is Principal and Forest Economist of the Forest Research Group (founded in 2004) and has over 40 years of experience in timberland investments in academic, industry, research and consulting positions. He is editor of Forest Research Notes, a quarterly newsletter on timberland investments and market dynamics and is adjunct faculty at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia and the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine.

Dr. Lutz worked as Director, Global Research and Valuations for FourWinds Capital Management (2007-2010), as a Resource Economist for James W. Sewall Company (1998-2004), and as Senior Forest Economist at Hancock Timber Resource Group (1994-1998). He was a natural resources consultant (1990-1994) and a research forester at the University of New Hampshire (1985-1990). Before that he worked with Container Corporation of America as a timber planning analyst, with Tennessee River Pulp & Paper Company as a financial analyst, and with USDA Forest Service as an inventory forester.

Dr. Lutz received his PhD in Natural Resources and his BS in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire. He has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS from the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire.