"At AFM, our people truly are our most valuable
asset. As a forestry consulting firm, we do not sell any product or
own any timberland. Our business is based on meeting our clients’
needs by providing superior services in a timely, cost-efficient and
professional manner. This is the mission that our people strive to
fulfill each and every day."
Robert (Robin) M. Jolley
Chief Executive Officer
American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is one of the largest forest
consulting and real estate brokerage firms in the United States.
AFM currently manages over 4.7 million acres of privately owned timberland and
has sold over $1 billion in real estate in 1,384transactions since 2005. With
250 employees operating from 44 offices located in 15 states, AFM’s team of
professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range
of forestry services. Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide
individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate
teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.
In 1966, Bartow S. Shaw, Jr. formed Bartow Shaw and Associates to provide
consulting services for non-industrial private forestland owners. The company
gradually added foresters and forest technicians to meet an expanding client
base. In 1983 and 1984, Frank McLeod III and Roy Belser became stockholders in
Shaw, McLeod and Belser. In 1987, Shaw, McLeod and Belser acquired the Hurlbutt
firm in Walterboro, South Carolina becoming Shaw, McLeod, Belser and Hurlbutt,
Inc. (SMBH). In 2002, SMBH acquired Canal Forest Resources, a consulting firm
focusing primarily on land and data management for Timberland Investment
Management Organizations. In January 2003, SMBH merged with Canal Forest
Resources to form American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM). In 2007, AFM acquired
Sustainable Forest Technologies, the consulting arm of International Paper. IN 2012, AFM acquired International Forestry Consultants (INFO) to expand its operations into the Pacific Northwest.
American Forest Management Timeline