New appointments at the Timberland Investment Group focus on growing investor demand for solutions that simultaneously address planet, people and profits

NEW YORK, March 12, 2021 – BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group (TIG) has announced the appointment of Esben Brandi as the Head of Business Development and the promotion of Rodrigo Bandeira to Head of Relationship Management and Product Development.

Esben, a forester by training, brings more than 20 years of experience in global timberland investment, most recently helping manage APG’s €2B+ AUM natural resources portfolio. Previously, Esben worked at the International Woodland Company.

As Head of Business Development, Esben will expand TIG’s and Landscape Capital’s reach in engaging new clients and markets. Landscape Capital is a new division of TIG seeking to deliver natural climate solutions at scale.

Rodrigo brings extensive experience with client service, business development and finding creative solutions that fit individual investors’ needs. Prior to joining TIG, Rodrigo worked with institutional investors to design and implement portfolio construction and manager selection solutions at Bridgewater Associates.

As the Head of Relationship Management and Product Development, Rodrigo is responsible for managing client relationships and developing new investment products for both TIG and Landscape Capital. 

Head of TIG, Gerrity Lansing, said that the new positions emphasize the group’s focus on delivering sustainable timberland investments to institutional investors at scale.

“Together, Esben and Rodrigo will help TIG develop relationships and new opportunities that will ensure TIG can excel in its mission to sustainably manage the world’s timberland, generating superior returns. As we see an increased focus on bespoke strategies that fit individual investors’ needs, as well as an increased focus on new strategies addressing climate change, Esben and Rodrigo will be key players in helping us deliver these strategies effectively,” Gerrity said.

“TIG has always enjoyed a leading reputation among timberland managers. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to join this amazing team to build on TIG’s long track record of creating new opportunities for institutional investors to invest in sustainable natural capital for a healthy and prosperous planet,” Esben said.

“It is energizing to be part of an entrepreneurial team where we are consistently thinking creatively to design bespoke solutions for our clients across the investment spectrum. In this new role, I am excited to continue developing new strategies that can deliver outsized climate benefits through TIG’s new division, Landscape Capital,” Rodrigo said.


The BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group (TIG) is one of the world’s largest and oldest timberland managers with nearly US$ 4 billion in assets and commitments and ~2.6 million acres under management throughout the U.S., Latin America and elsewhere (as of February 2021). TIG has a 40+ year track record of timberland investment. TIG’s team of more than 100 professional staff has an on-the-ground presence through 16 offices and home offices around the globe, bringing local, regional, and global experience to bear on the management of client investments.


Landscape Capital is a division of the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group (TIG) that is working to accelerate the transition to the regenerative economy by seeking to deliver natural climate solutions at scale. It aims to bridge the gap between nature’s potential to help address climate change, and what has been delivered on-the-ground to date, through investments that leverage the multiplier benefits of climate-positive reforestation. Landscape Capital combines this climate ambition with TIG’s more than 40 years’ experience delivering large-scale commercial reforestation, and deep ESG and sustainability expertise

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