Company Leadership

BRYAN MCLAREN; MBAChief Executive Officer
Mr. McLaren is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zoned Properties, a strategic real estate development firm that identifies, develops, and leases sophisticated, safe, and sustainable properties in emerging industries. McLaren has a strong professional background in the social, economic, and environmental development of complex business organizations. For more than a decade he has successfully implemented programs and projects for corporate and community organizations.

Mr. 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 focused on Sustainable Development from Marylhurst University. Throughout his graduate education, 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 is also a certified Green Roof Professional and has been certified as a LEED Green Associated by the United States Green Building 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 such as the medical marijuana industry.
JOHN KESTER III; PHDDirector of Sustainability Services
Dr. John Kester III is the Director of Sustainability Services at Zoned Properties, a strategic real estate development firm whose primary mission is to provide real estate and sustainability services for the regulated cannabis industry. Kester has extensive academic and professional experience advising companies and organizations on social, economic, and environmental challenges. He is a proficient researcher with publications in the public policy field and has also served in roles overseeing direct engagement of clients, primarily in the supply chain field assisting in tracking data and creating action plans for innovation in sustainability.

Kester holds a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Economics from Denison University, a Masters of Sustainable Development from Northern Arizona University, and a PhD in Environmental Dynamics from the University of Arkansas. During his graduate education, Kester balanced time volunteering in community engagement positions and earning a number of honors and awards including a Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship fully funding his PhD education and research. Mr. Kester is also certified as a LEED Green Associated and is a licensed REALTOR.

Prior to his role at Zoned Properties, Kester worked as a Sustainability Advisor for MAPEI Americas where he managed sustainable certifications and advised on retail strategy for product lines marketing for sustainability. Kester has worked as a Research Associate at The Sustainability Consortium where he was responsible for leading research in the forestry, packaging, and textile sectors and managed the supplier help desk that assisted Walmart suppliers in responding to key performance indicators for sustainability. Conservation and sustainable development are areas where Kester sees significant potential for Zoned Properties to make a difference in the emerging regulated cannabis industry.
EMILY PIESENSOutreach Coordinator
Emily Piesens is an Outreach Coordinator for Zoned Properties Sustainability Services.
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