Going back more than 20 years, Kyle Kazan has syndicated private equity real estate and launched 23 funds. He knows his way around property management and real estate analysis, which are vital tools for the California cannabis entrepreneur.
He took an interest in advocating for cannabis reform over those earlier years and then, seeing an opportunity, leapt into the nascent California cannabis market. Kazan started four funds that consolidated into California Cannabis Enterprises in 2016; the company’s portfolio includes Glass House Farms, Glass House Brands, Roam Escapes, The Pottery and Bud Bloom.
On July 9, CCE announced the appointment of Derrek Higgins as its CFO. Higgins previously worked as the CFO of FLRish Inc., the parent company of Harborside. While there, he closed a $19.65-million capital raise prior to Harborside’s public listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
With that big hire on the books, we took a moment to