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Wed, Feb 07


LIM College

Cannabis Real Estate Summit Series

The Cannabis Real Estate Summit is back as a monthly, in-person lunch program series in NYC. This real estate-focused education series is produced by and for cannabis professionals and executive decision-makers (attorneys, consultants, brokers, property managers and brokers, investors, etc.).

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Cannabis Real Estate Summit Series
Cannabis Real Estate Summit Series

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Feb 07, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

LIM College, 545 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA


About the event

Powered by Mannada Events; Promoted by The Maze

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Networking/Catered Lunch

Welcome Remarks: Kristin Jordan, Park Jordan

Legislative Update: Kaelan Castetter, Castetter Consulting Group

Legal Update: Neil Willner, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

Navigating The Regulations and Application Process

   FL Gorman, Kristin Jordan, and Barrington Rutherford. Moderated by Jeanne Sullivan


Kristin L. Jordan, Esq. is the Founder + CEO of Park Jordan, a commercial real estate brokerage and advisory services firm serving the cannabis industry.  She is also an attorney, drug policy activist, and thought leader. Until recently, Kristin served as the Director of Real Estate at Acreage Holdings. In that role, Kristin led Acreage’s efforts with regard to selecting real estate sites for the company's national footprint of cultivation, processing, and dispensary facilities, managing internal and external relationships, and negotiating and administering leases. Prior to her work in the cannabis sector, she practiced real estate law at several boutique firms and managed real estate portfolios for Kaplan, Inc., Morgan Stanley, and SoulCycle. She is a frequent speaker on real estate, cannabis regulations, and social equity and economic justice issues and in 2019 was distinguished by Forbes as one of “Fifteen Powerful and Innovative Women in Cannabis Right Now."

Kristin's passion for advancing cannabis reform has extended to a variety of professional and non-profit endeavors. She is the Founder and CEO of Mannada, a NYC-based cannabis professional event production company, which launched The Maze, a weekly cannabis event listing newsletter, as well as the Cannabis Summit Series including the Cannabis Media Summit, Cannabis Real Estate Summit, and Cannabis Law Summit. Kristin is also a co-founder of the Cannabis Cultural Association, a non-profit organization, and the founder of the Asian Cannabis Roundtable, a professional networking organization, both of which she served as Executive Director. Additionally, Kristin is a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Cannabis and the Minority Cannabis Business Association Policy Committee.

Barrington Rutherford brings a deep knowledge of the cannabis industry through his years of experience leading the real estate department of Cresco Labs -- one largest and most respected multi-state cannabis organizations in the US.  Barrington supported the company in the growth of its operations from one state to ten.  Under his leadership, Cresco’s real estate team has successfully completed dozens of real estate transactions that led to prime locations for the company’s cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensary locations.  Mr. Rutherford also launched Cresco’s social equity and justice initiatives.  Under his stewardship, the SEED (Social Equity & Educational Development) initiative works to develop pathways into the cannabis industry for people most impacted by the War on Drugs through partnerships, sponsorships, and developing justice-oriented programming.  The program has contributed over $2MM to date to initiatives, activations and organizations in Cresco’s local communities.

Prior to his tenure at Cresco Labs, Mr. Rutherford has enjoyed an acclaimed entrepreneurial career as a real estate developer and national fast-food restaurant franchisee.  His real estate experience dates to 2003 and includes both residential and commercial development, both new and adaptive reuse projects including office facilities, churches, gymnasiums, childcare facilities, and multifamily housing developments around the country.  In 2019, he was elected Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association; to the Board of Directors of the Minority Cannabis Business Association; and more recently to the Board of Directors of the New York Urban League and South Side Federal Community Credit Union.

Kaelan Castetter has been in the New York cannabis industry since 2015 as the founder of Sovereign Vines: America’s Only Hemp Infused Wine – a restart of his father’s venture from 1997. Over the last five years, he has led large-scale hemp cultivation operations that included 16 farms throughout New York as well as a compliant cannabinoid hemp manufacturing operation in Binghamton.

Kaelan is now an advocate and advisor for cannabis entrepreneurs looking to be successful in the New York cannabis industry, serving as Managing Director of the Castetter Cannabis Group. The firm assists leadership teams in understanding complex regulations, developing sound strategies for market success, and providing government relations to municipal, legislative, and regulatory bodies. He works closely with regulators and lawmakers in developing sound policy solutions to help establish a competitive marketplace rooted in fairness and equity.

FL Gorman, Esq. represents national, regional and local real estate developers, property owners and cannabis operators at Harris Beach, PLLC. He is recognized statewide as a seasoned commercial real estate attorney focusing on acquisitions and development, land use, zoning, commercial leasing and financings, public-private partnerships, real estate and development-related litigation and general corporate matters. FL’s legal experience spans numerous asset classes including cannabis, retail, office, hospitality, multifamily, industrial, residential health care and skilled nursing facilities. He previously served as a real estate partner at one of the country’s leading cannabis boutique law firms, Director of Legal for Litigation and Operations for a private REIT and as Director of Development for the Mid-Atlantic for a family office power center and hotel developer and owner.

Jeanne Sullivan – Investor,  Advisor,  Speaker is passionate about delivering ideas – information – and inspiration to entrepreneurs and is a fierce advocate for cannabis reform.  Sullivan is the CIO of Arcview Ventures, building investment platforms under the Arcview banner and Co-Founder of the Arcview Collective Fund.  Sullivan is on the team of the Arcview Group – this investor community has invested more than $350 million into just about every cannabis company you know.Based in NYC, Jeanne is a co-founder of a $400M AUM venture capital firm and long-time tech investor, now leveraging years of investing acumen into the cannabis sector.   Sullivan was early to understand and invest in cloud-based computing, tech and internet investing and now early as a cannabis investor. Sullivan keeps up with the complex regulations and licensing opportunities.   She sees the opportunities for cannabis business owners and investors, making connections and opening doors.Ms. Sullivan is a sought-after industry speaker on the cannabis sector – its complex (and ridiculous) regulations and how to build and seek funding for a cannabis business.  Sullivan was named by Business Insider as “one of the Rising Stars” in the cannabis investing sector and honored by the New York Hall of Science for her interest in

Neil Willner, Esq. is Co-Chair of the Cannabis Industry Group and a member of the Litigation Group at Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, LLC. Neil focuses his practice on the cannabis industry, with a particular emphasis on regulatory and compliance matters in New York, New Jersey and other jurisdictions across the country. Over the last several years, Neil has been on the forefront of regulatory challenges concerning the crossover of the hemp and regulated marijuana industries.In addition to advising private clients, Neil is involved in myriad Bar Associations and Trade Associations. Neil is on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Cannabis Section where he chairs the Regulatory Committee. He alsoserves on committees for the International Cannabis Bar Association – where he has been a frequent presenter on intoxicating hemp issues - and the American TradeAssociation for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH). As Regulatory Counsel to ATACH, Neilhelps dictate policy at the state and federal levels and has engaged with Congressmen, FDA officials and state Attorneys General Offices to discuss federallegalization and the regulation of hemp products.Neil has been recognized as a leading attorney in Chambers USA for Nationwide Cannabis Law. Additionally, he has earned a place in The Global Top 200 CannabisLawyers list.


Castetter Cannabis Group

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, LLC

Harris Beach, LLC


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