BRYAN MCLAREN; MBAChairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. McLaren is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zoned Properties, a strategic real estate development firm whose primary mission is to provide real estate and sustainability services for the regulated cannabis industry. Mr. McLaren has a strong professional background in the social, economic, and environmental development of complex business organizations. Over his professional career, he has successfully implemented large-scale projects for corporate and community organizations. McLaren holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and Ethics Studies from the University of San Diego, a Masters of Sustainable Development from Northern Arizona University, an Executive Masters in Business Leadership from Arizona State University, and an MBA with specialty in Sustainable Development. Throughout his graduate career, McLaren devoted time to community development and philanthropic efforts earning a number of honors and awards including Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society Membership and the Distinguished Walton Scholarship. Mr. McLaren has been certified as a Licensed REALTOR, Green Roof Professional, LEED Green Associate, and is an active Forbes Contributor as part of the Forbes Real Estate Council. Prior to his role at Zoned Properties, McLaren worked as a Sustainability Consultant for Waste Management where he led the strategic development and operational implementation of zero-waste programs for Higher Education clients. McLaren has worked as a Sustainability Program Manager in the Higher Education industry and has been appointed as a City Sustainability Commissioner. Sustainable development has been a life-long passion for McLaren, who strives to create a global impact by forging a strong foundation for principles of sustainability in emerging industries.
BEREKK BLACKWELLChief Operating Officer
Mr. Blackwell is the Chief Operating Officer of Zoned Properties, a strategic real estate development firm whose primary mission is to provide real estate and sustainability services for the regulated cannabis industry. Mr. Blackwell brings with him an abundance of experience in the expansion of retail brands both domestically and internationally. Previously, Berekk spent time in developing domestic and international markets for Kahala Brands, a conglomerate of over fifteen QSR franchises including Cold Stone Creamery and Blimpie Subs. Kahala Brands at the time has over 3,000 retail locations in over a dozen countries. This eventually led to working for Revamp Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. At the time, Revamp owned the Master Franchise rights for Cold Stone Creamery, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. While there, Berekk looked after international relationships between US companies looking to enter the Japanese market and facilitated development for all three concepts. He was able to build a strong support system in most major markets in the area which lead to many transpacific opportunities. Since coming back to the United States, Blackwell was involved in the acquisition and development of Daily Jam, a limited service breakfast and brunch chain with major growth potential. As President of Daily Jam, he received recognition from the industry by being named to QSR Magazine’s Top 40 Concepts in the Country Under 40 units. Blackwell holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. While there, Blackwell also played collegiate soccer, winning two national championships and receiving First Team All American honors.
LAURA ANTHONYSEC Counsel
For more than two decades Ms. Anthony has focused her law practice on small and mid-cap private and public companies, the OTC markets, Nasdaq, NYSE American, going public transactions, Regulation A+, mergers and acquisitions, private placement and corporate finance transactions, Exchange Act and other regulatory reporting requirements, state and federal securities laws, general corporate law and complex business transactions. Ms. Anthony and the ALG legal team have represented buyers, sellers, underwriters, placement agents, investors, and shareholders in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance transactions valued in excess of $1 billion. Prior to founding Anthony L.G., PLLC, Ms. Anthony served as Chief Legal Counsel for a national investment banking firm and Nasdaq broker dealer with over 200 employees. Ms. Anthony is recognized throughout small and mid-cap cap industry as the creator and author of www.SecuritiesLawBlog.com. She is also the producer and host of LawCast.com, Corporate Finance in Focus. Ms. Anthony is an honors graduate from Florida State University College of Law and has been practicing law since 1993. Ms. Anthony is on the Legislative & Regulatory Affairs division committee of CfPA, the Crowdfunding Professional Association and is on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Palm Beach and Martin County Chapter.