Timber Fund Management

  • W. Jeffrey Beckham

    Managing Director, Head of Institutional Investment Management, and Fund Manager – Premier Property Fund

    W. Jeffrey Beckham is a Managing Director, the Head of Institutional Investment Management, and the Fund Manager of the Premier Property Fund of Jamestown.  Mr. Beckham oversees all institutional investor products at Jamestown, which includes serving as Fund Manager and Investment Committee member for Jamestown’s flagship investment vehicle, the Premier Property Fund, serving as Co-Head of Global Investor Relations, and overseeing and serving on the Investment Committee for Jamestown’s Latin America investment fund.  He joined Jamestown in 2010.  Mr. Beckham started his career working in Morgan Stanley’s real estate group, focusing on both advisory and principal transactions based in New York, London and Tokyo.  Upon leaving Morgan Stanley, he joined Hines in London and helped start and fully invest Hines’ first European Development Fund.  After leaving Hines, Mr. Beckham joined Tishman Speyer in their New York headquarters in 2004, and then helped open their Atlanta office in 2007.  While at Tishman Speyer, he worked on acquisitions, development, dispositions, asset management, portfolio management and leasing.  Mr. Beckham is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, the Urban Land Institute and the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta YMCA and of Junior Achievement of Georgia.  He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 1998.

  • Lori Lathem

    Chief Accounting Officer

    Lori Lathem is the Chief Accounting Officer of Jamestown.  Prior to joining Jamestown, Ms. Lathem was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Financial Controller’s Group and oversaw the financial reporting of the open-end real estate fund, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Special Situations Fund III L.P.  Prior to her work with Morgan Stanley, she managed the portfolio accounting, analysis and financial reporting for the Florida State Board of Administration pension fund’s real estate portfolios.  Ms. Lathem is licensed in Georgia as a Certified Public Accountant and is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Auburn University.

  • Troy Harris

    Director, Timber

    Troy Harris is the Director of Timber at Jamestown.  Mr. Harris has over twenty years of experience in public and institutional timberland portfolio management.  Prior to joining Jamestown in 2015, he held senior positions with firms including Wells Timberland REIT (CatchMark), Danzer Forestland and International Paper.  Mr. Harris is a Certified Forester.  He serves on the boards of the Forest Landowners Association (FLA) and the Georgia Forestry Association (GFA).  Mr. Harris is also affiliated with the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) where he serves on the Operations and Membership committees.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Auburn University, and earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Investing from the University of Georgia.

  • Derek Stanfield

    Vice President, Timber

    Derek Stanfield is a Vice President of Timber at Jamestown. He joined Jamestown in 2011 as an Analyst, focusing on both asset management and acquisitions analysis of Jamestown’s timber funds. Mr. Stanfield is a member of the Georgia Forestry Association’s Emerging Leaders, the Forest Landowners Association, and the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Southeastern Society of American Foresters. Mr. Stanfield graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Southern University, receiving both his Bachelor and Master of Business Administration. He also completed his Master of Forest Resources with a concentration in Forest Business at the University of Georgia.