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Summer has made its debut yet again, meaning it’s that time of year when Orbis’ internship program is in full swing. This year we have brought on two interns, one in marketing and one in GIS. We are excited to welcome both Ellie and Grace, and we cannot wait to get to know them and help to develop their knowledge in the world of natural resources.
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When it comes to change, people inevitably fall into one of two categories: those who resist change or those who adopt change.
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Improving business performance has, is, and always will be, the driving force behind every operational and financial decision.
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If you’re looking for a quick-fix to a cash flow problem, best wishes, good luck, and have-at-it. If you’re looking for a strategic approach to improving cash flow, however, this is the place to start.
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Due Diligence Done Right

February 22, 2018
There’s no sense in risking the deal [timber transaction] with avoidable inefficiencies and inaccuracies. When you invest in clean, error-free documentation, you not only avoid unwanted surprises in advance of the transaction, you speed up the closing – and that is how you add value to the bottom line.
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Historical land measurement has a direct impact on today’s due-diligence process for land sale transactions. Being aware of history's methods allow for a confident investment and future management strategy. Here are 6 additional little know facts about timberland asset measurement to help you in your future acquisitions and dispositions.
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As a technical pioneer in timberland GIS due diligence, Orbis, Inc first introduced its LITAS (Land Investment Technical Analysis) solution to the investment industry in 2004. Through our unique approach, we provide clients with a visual confirmation of the transaction at hand. However, during our process, it's oftentimes that we uncover measurement errors due to various reasons including historical inaccuracies. Here are four common errors which can have a big impact on both land sale transactions as well as during daily operational management.
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When it comes to timberland assets, acreage can equate to profitability. Thus, with ~105 million acres of investable timberland in the U.S., the potential investment return is mind-boggling. The truth is, land has always been a valuable investment, which means that properly parceling the land has always been imperative...
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