W. Kirk Purvis
Head of Timberland Finance
W. Kirk Purvis, head of MetLife Investment Management’s (MIM) Timberland Finance group, is responsible for origination and management of MIM’s timberland investments both domestically and internationally. He has been directly involved in agricultural lending since 1986. This time was devoted to the investment departments of insurance companies, Equitable, Travelers, and MetLife. Since 1997, his efforts have been exclusive to the timber industry.
His primary career challenge is to meet the intermediate and long-term financing needs of large operators, investors, and institutions throughout the timber industry. Purvis has been instrumental in originating over $2 billion of timberland investments since joining MIM in July 2005.
Purvis earned a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics from Mississippi State in 1983 and his Master of Science, also from Mississippi State, in economics in 1985.