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Wed, Mar 06


Work n' Roll

Cannabis Real Estate Summit Series

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Cannabis Real Estate Summit Series
Cannabis Real Estate Summit Series

Time & Location

Mar 06, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Work n' Roll, 164 W 25th St fl 12, New York, NY 10001, USA


About the event

Join us on March 6th to hear the latest legal and legislative updates surrounding Adult Use Cannabis and what that means for the Real Estate market in New York State. You will have an opportunity to network with leaders in the cannabis space.

Legislative Update from Craig Johnson, Long Point Advisors

Legal Update from Michael McQueeny, Partner in Foley Hoag's National Cannabis Group

NYC Brokerage Insights from Kristin Jordan and Geoff Bailey, Managing Director at RIPCO

This month our panel will discuss how to set yourself up for a successful build-out.


Mike Wilson, Temeka Group

Barrington Rutherford, Park Jordan

Kristin Jordan, Park Jordan

and Moderated by Jeanne Sullivan

*Lunch will be served


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.


Michael McQueeny – Partner, Foley Hoag LLP As a partner in Foley Hoag’s national Cannabis Group, Mike McQueeny has provided trusted counsel to startups and multistate operators alike on issues associated with legislative/regulatory development and compliance. He has assisted clients in drafting and securing competitive state cannabis permits, having worked on winning applications in multiple states. Mike counsels clients on complex issues of regulatory compliance, including through advising companies on regulatory considerations associated with anticipated mergers and acquisition. Mike has frequently been consulted as a point person for developments and insight for several national and local media outlets including CBS News, Fox 5 New York, News 12, Cheddar TV, ROI-NJ, Forbes, the Washington Post, Benzinga, the StarLedger, NJ Cannabis Insider, NJBIZ, and the New Jersey Law Journal. Mike has also been the recipient of several honorary awards, including his selection by New Jersey’s largest newspaper as one of eighteen honorees as part of a series focused on the people that helped shape the cannabis industry in New Jersey in the lead-up to New Jersey’s adult-use cannabis referendum. More recently, Mike was selected for inclusion on the “Insider 100: Cannabis Power List,” which recognizes leading influential voices in the long battle to end cannabis prohibition.

Craig M. JohnsonFounder and Chief Executive Officer of Long Point Advisors Craig has been a long-respected figure in New York politics. A former member of the New York State Senate, Craig is regarded as an insightful leader

and trusted counselor to individuals and businesses as they navigate the New York State government ecosystem. With over a quarter-century experience in elected office, government affairs, law, politics, and business, Craig has earned

a reputation for being a skilled negotiator, accomplished lobbyist, seasoned political strategist, and savvy business evaluator who possesses a track record of accomplishments and success for his clients at various levels of government. He is the author of several articles, opeds, and client alerts on a variety of topics. Craig has been lobbying and advocating on behalf of clients in New York State for more than ten years after serving in elective office, first as a member of the Nassau County Legislature and then as a member of the New York State Senate. While in the State Senate, Craig chaired the powerful Senate Committee on Investigations, Government Operations, and Taxation and served on the Education, Health, Local Government, Insurance, and Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committees. In his current capacity at Long Point Advisors, Craig successfully advised individuals, for-profit businesses, trade associations, and not-for-profit corporations in various legislative and legal matters before New York State government and New York municipal legislatures and regulatory agencies. Clients include entities in a variety of industries, including technology, finance, health care, real estate, cannabis, gig economy, hospitality, food and beverage, environmental, education, insurance, real estate, telecommunications, transportation, and not-for-profits. Craig has represented these clients on a wide range of issues before the State Legislature, the Governor's office and other executive branch agencies, and several local governments, including New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Craig has been honored for his work on behalf of his clients, having been named by City and State Magazine to its 2022 and 2021 Long Island 100 Most Powerful Lists, identified by PoliticsNY and AM Metro NY as a 2021 Cannabis Industry Power Player, and being selected by City and State Magazine to its 2020 Responsible 100 List. Craig graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1993 with a degree in History. He received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law in 1996, where he served an editor on the St. John’s Law Review. He, his wife, three children, and one mini-goldendoodle reside in Port Washington, New York.

Geoff Baily – Managing Director, RIPCO Real Estate  is a seasoned real estate professional with over 15 years of experience in the outer boroughs and Manhattan. He began his career in Southeast Brooklyn covering investment sales for Massey

Knakal. He then founded the retail practice at boutique Brooklyn Firm TerraCRG. Geoff came to RIPCO from SCG Retail in 2018. His experience covers storefront leasing, investment sales, and large retail project consulting and leasing. His client list includes tenants such as Lady M Cakes, Starbucks, Joel Robuchon, Brooklyn Flea, Soul Cycle, and landlords including Extell, Hudson Companies, RXR, Sterling Project Development, Jamestown, F&T Group, Shanghai Construction Group, Allyear Management, and Sydell Group.

Mike Wilson – Founder and CEO of Temeka Group Mike founded Temeka in 1991 and has grown Temeka Group into a world class market leading company. He has had twenty-eight years of experience helping major retail brands expand throughout the United States.Relevant examples include Vans, Kay Jewelers, Samuels Jewelers, Jared Jewelers, Smyth Jewelers, Sterling Jewelers, Hot Topic, and others. In 2017 Mike transitioned his experience with jewelry stores over to the cannabis space, helping Temeka Group emerge as one of the top turn-key cannabis firms in the United States.Mike has led the Temeka team who has now worked on 342 dispensaries for more than 50 cannabis brands.  Recognizable brands include Stiiizy, ASHE Society, Embarc, High Season, Cookies, Culture Cannabis Club, California Holisitics, and Cannabis 21+.

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


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