Derek Solmie

Derek Solmie

Director, Timberland Acquisitions

Derek is responsible for the management and execution of Hancock Timber Resource Group’s timberland acquisitions program throughout all regions. In this role, he is responsible for all facets of HTRG’s timberland acquisition strategy and process including identification, outreach, due diligence, investment analysis, negotiations, transaction management to closing and supporting property management implementation. Prior to joining HTRG in 2007, Derek was an Operations Analyst with Hancock Forest Management, the property management subsidiary of HTRG for four years, where he was directly involved in the budgeting, land records management, appraisal review and transaction support from their Vancouver, Washington office. Derek holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Forest Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, a Master’s of Forestry in Forest Operations from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Portland.