Cresco is a specialist asset management company within direct and sustainable investments in forestry, land management and related renewable energy production. We have extensive knowledge and experience within our field and form close partnerships with our clients. We focus on investments for foundations, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.
Who are we?
Carsten With Thygesen
Carsten is founder and owner of Cresco Capital Services and has more than 30 years of experience within forestry, real estate and investment. Prior to founding Cresco Capital Services, Carsten was Group Executive Director at Hedeselskabet and CEO of HedeDanmark for more than 18 years. Carsten has 20 years of experience establishing and developing HedeDanmark’s activities in the Baltic countries and several years of experience working with forestry and land assets in the UK.
Executive Director (UK)
Colin is British and worked for Scottish Woodland Ltd. as CEO from 2005 to 2017, following a period from 1998 to 2005, where he was Investment Director in the company and before that Forest Manager. In total, Colin has a career of 40 years in Scottish Woodland, one of the UK’s leading forest management companies, and has extensive knowledge of British forestry in particular. He also has great knowledge of forestry investment in North America and Europe.
Colin was appointed non-executive director for CONFOR (The Confederation of Forest Industries) from 2008 to 2017 and was the Chairman from 2014 to 2017. From 2006 to 2016, he was Trustee of the Scottish Forestry Trust. He is still periodically appointed by the Scottish Government for various tasks.
Colin is currently the Director of LFI Silva Investments Ltd. (a subsidiary of the Lundbeck Foundation)
Martin Briand Petersen
Martin is Investment Director at Cresco Capital Services. He has been working for HedeDanmark since 2004 before he joined Cresco in August 2019. Martin has more than 18 years of experience in forestry and nature management, investment, business development and communication. For several years he was Head of Forest Certification, Business Developer and responsible for strategic customer relations. Martin has more than 15 years of experience in the Baltics working with forestry investments, forest certification and business development.
Anja Romby Hauge
Anja is financial controller at Cresco Capital Services. She has studied Business Economics and Auditing at Copenhagen Business School. Anja has been working as an auditor for Deloitte and PwC and has more than 10 years of experience in auditing and consulting industry with focus on financing and investment and has, among other things, work with investment funds and energy companies.
Clara Guttman Belling
Clara is investment manager at Cresco Capital Services. She has studied forestry and natural resource management in both Denmark and Canada and throughout her education she has been working with sustainable forest investments and climate change mitigation. Furthermore, Clara has been working with international forest and nature policy and legislation at the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark.
Clara Ryge Carlsen
Clara is Business Analyst at Cresco Capital Services. Clara has a bachelor’s degree from the UCPH Forest and Landscape College in Forest and Landscape Engineering and studies a master’s in Forest and Nature Management at the University of Copenhagen. Furthermore, Clara has worked with environmental regulations for the Danish society for Nature Conservation and has practical forestry experience from her internship in a Jutland-based forest management company.
Osvald Bjarup Bruun
Osvald is Business Analyst at Cresco Capital Services. Osvald has a bachelor’s degree from the UCPH Forest and Landscape College in Forest and Landscape Engineering and studies a master’s in Forest and Nature Management at the University of Copenhagen. Furthermore, Osvald has four years of experience from the Danish private forestry sector, three years as a forest worker, and one year working in a Zealand-based forest management company.
Joachim Halfdan Krüger
Joachim is a Business Analyst. With a bachelor’s degree from the UCPH Forest and Landscape College in Forest and Landscape Engineering, he is studying a master’s degree in Forest and Nature Management at the University of Copenhagen. Joachim has practical forest management experience from an internship in the Danish Nature Agency in central Jutland, and has previously worked with tree seeds in a larger modern tree seed company.
Cresco Capital Services provides access to direct investments in forestry with robust returns. Through a close partnership with mutual incentives, we ensure transparency and simplicity when investing in forestry.
Cresco Capital Services is headquartered in Denmark and has extensive knowledge and experience in forestry in Northern Europe. We focus on sustainable investments and management of land and forestry assets in the UK, Ireland, The Nordic Countries and in the Baltics.