Real estate expert Matt Blevins will serve as Designated Broker for Missouri focusing on securing compliant properties to support the emerging cannabis market.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, UNITED STATES, January 24, 2023 — Zoned Properties®, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQB: ZDPY), a leading real estate development firm for emerging and highly regulated industries, including legalized cannabis, today announced the launch of its new Zoned Properties Brokerage office in Missouri. Matt Blevins will serve as Designated Broker for the state market.
“We are thrilled to expand our national brokerage and create a local presence in Missouri,” stated Berekk Blackwell, President and COO at Zoned Properties. “Missouri’s new legalized cannabis marketplace is going to require local real estate expertise so that real estate projects remain compliant with state and local laws and succeed in the emerging industry. Matt Blevins has an impressive track record as a successful local real estate expert, project manager, and consultant, and he will be an asset not only to our team but to the Missouri market.”
Blevins, who is based out of Springfield-Branson, Missouri, is an esteemed local real estate broker with extensive experience in project management, accounting, auditing, asset management, real estate leasing and development, and more. Through his work as an independent real estate expert and project management consultant, Blevins has a successful track record of working with local investors on investment projects and opportunities, including investment planning, infill oversight, and overall project construction administration.
Prior to his role as an independent real estate broker, Blevins was the COO and Director of Operations at Green Circle Projects, a multifaceted development and property management company, where he gained experience in administration, financial, and risk management operations of real estate development and in-depth community-building projects.
“I’m excited to join the Zoned Properties team and represent Missouri,” said Matt Blevins, Designated Broker for Missouri. “Real estate isn’t just about places, it’s about people and communities, and identifying and securing a compliant site location in the right community is often the most challenging requirement for applicants, especially in emerging markets. Zoned Properties’ intel and expertise paired with my knowledge of the local market makes it possible for companies in new markets like Missouri’s to find proper compliant and zoned properties.”
Missouri is the 21st state to legalize recreational marijuana with the passing of Amendment 3 in November 2021. Medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2018. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Division of Cannabis Regulation recently released a timeline of the adult-use marijuana licensing process that notes that, while amendment has been passed, dispensaries cannot sell cannabis recreationally without a license and experts predict that licenses will begin to be distributed to current applicants in early February. As of late January, the department predicted that there were hundreds of applications, and their timeline lays out the ability for many more applications to be submitted in 2023 and 2024.
The Company has multiple divisions to support the cannabis industry’s commercial real estate sector, including Property Technology, Site Identification Advisory, Commercial Brokerage, and a Property Investment Portfolio.
For more information on Zoned Properties’ advisory and brokerage services for the Missouri cannabis market, visit www.zonedproperties.com.
About Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY):
Zoned Properties is a leading real estate development firm for emerging and highly regulated industries, including regulated cannabis. The company is redefining the approach to commercial real estate investment through its integrated growth services.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Zoned Properties has developed a full spectrum of integrated growth services to support its real estate development model; the Company’s Property Technology, Advisory Services, Commercial Brokerage, and Investment Portfolio collectively cross-pollinate within the model to drive project value associated with complex real estate projects. With national experience and a team of experts devoted to the emerging cannabis industry, Zoned Properties is addressing the specific needs of a modern market in highly regulated industries.
Zoned Properties is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Forbes Real Estate Council. Zoned Properties does not grow, harvest, sell or distribute cannabis or any substances regulated under United States law such as the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, as amended (the “CSA”). Zoned Properties corporate headquarters are located at 8360 E. Raintree Dr., Suite 230, Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, call 877-360-8839 or visit www.ZonedProperties.com.