Mon, 2 July 2018
The attitude toward cannabis has shifted: 64% of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, 93% support medical consumption, and the drug is legal in nine states plus Washington, DC. By 2028, the cannabis space is projected to be a $60B industry. So, what does that mean for us as real estate investors? How can we take advantage of the need for property to grow, manufacture and sell cannabis products?
Leslie Plettner is the director of BaseCanna, a team of cannabis, legal, finance and real estate experts who provide the funding, infrastructure and property for cannabis entrepreneurs. Leslie is a long-time entrepreneur with extensive experience in real estate. She has developed and managed more than 500 units, including a mix of warehouse, multifamily and retail properties. Three years ago, Leslie anticipated the emergence of the cannabis industry and recognized its need for cannabis-friendly landlords, and the idea for BaseCanna was born.
Today, Leslie joins me to describe BaseCanna’s work in developing an ecosystem of cannabis operators and the market opportunity in the space for real estate developers. She shares the risks of cannabis real estate, both perceived and real, and explains how BaseCanna makes decisions around who to work with. Listen in for Leslie’s insight on the appreciation of a property once it’s licensed for cannabis and learn why now is the right time to get into cannabis real estate!
The mission of BaseCanna
Leslie’s background as an entrepreneur
BaseCanna’s current work
The market opportunity in cannabis real estate
The myths around owning cannabis real estate
The real risks around owning cannabis real estate
How BaseCanna makes decisions around who to work with
The appreciation on a property once it’s licensed for cannabis
The permitting process for cannabis real estate
Leslie’s advice on having an exit strategy
Leslie’s insight on getting in the cannabis game now
Connect with Leslie
Direct download: MB_118_-_Investing_in_the_Growing_Cannabis_Industry_Through_Real_Estate__With_Leslie_Plettner.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 1:12pm EST