Robert C. Powell

Robert C. Powell

Marketing & Research Associate
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Robert C. Powell

Marketing & Research Associate

Robbie joined FIA in 2024 as a Research Associate, serving on the Business Development & Sustainability Team. He is responsible for supporting the firm’s business development and capital raising activities. Robbie plays a key role in advancing FIA’s abilities to engage with the market through positioning timberland in institutional portfolios. He also supports investor due diligence and the broader FIA team in engaging with the firm’s clients and target markets.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining FIA, Robbie was an Alternative Investments Research Analyst with Mercer. Working with clients to shape their real assets portfolios, most of his time was focused on researching both debt and equity real estate and natural resources funds and managers. Prior to Mercer, Robbie was an appraiser at Colliers International, where he appraised all classes of market, LIHTC, and subsidized multifamily real estate across the southeast.

What is your business philosophy?

I value honesty and respect in all my interactions, believing they are fundamental to building trust and developing meaningful connections.

Why did you choose this field / career path?

I grew up hunting, fishing, and spending all my time outdoors. My passion for nature and wildlife has continued to grow throughout my life. After starting my career in Real Estate, I was introduced to the Natural Resources side of the investment world, where I quickly began to realize this is where I can allow my passion for the natural world to become my career.

What is one of the best lessons you’ve learned during your career?

I have learned that trusting a team to deliver their parts is essential. A strong team allows you to focus on your role, knowing others are doing the same. This collective trust fuels success that individual efforts cannot match.

“Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, and difficulty.” – Theodore Roosevelt


Bachelor of Business Administration, Real Estate
University of Georgia, 2020
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance
University of Georgia, 2020


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