Keith Balter

Director of Economic Research

Keith is responsible for the market analysis supporting investment and operational planning and decision making for the Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG). Keith’s team maintains informational databases and produces analytical studies and publications addressing trends in global timber and agricultural commodity markets as well as and the role of timberlands and farmlands in institutional investment. Before joining HNRG in 2012, Keith was Senior Economist with Forest Capital Partners LLC, a company investing and managing commercial timberland for institutional investors, where he was responsible for market analysis, business development and investor support. Prior to his time at Forest Capital Partners, Keith was a principal at RISI, a provider of information services and analysis to the global forest products sector. Keith holds a MFS in Forest Economics from Yale, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.