Denver IREM to host first national real estate & cannabis summit

Navigating the world of cannabis-related real estate will be front and center at a national summit to be hosted by the Greater Denver Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management Friday, Oct. 4.

The one-day National Real Estate and Cannabis Summit will be held at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora.

“NREC’s goal is not to take a position for or against the cannabis industry, but to provide the information real estate professionals need to make the right decisions for their properties in this new era of expanding medical and recreational legalization,” said Dan Murphy, IREM Greater Denver president-elect. “Our speakers represent years of experience in Colorado, and we’re confident what they have learned will be the perfect jump-start for both information and building important industry resources.”

Former Colorado Deputy Attorney General David Blake, how with Squire Patton Boggs, and Melissa Kuipers-Blake, the Emerging Regulated Industries chair at Brownstein Farber Hyatt & Schreck, will deliver a keynote address touching on the ups and downs of Colorado’s path to legalization and how the state is turning lessons into leadership. Other speakers will address the future of legalized cannabis nationally, what landlords need to know about leasing to cannabis tenants, financing real estate with cannabis clients and more.

“Understanding legal cannabis can be challenging for real estate professionals, but this event will help everyone address these challenges in a proactive way,” said Murphy. “The knowledge being shared at this event will not be available anywhere else, and real estate professionals would be wise to leverage Colorado’s experience in navigating legal cannabis for the past five years.”

For more information or to register to attend, visit the NREC Summit registration page.

Edited by the Colorado Real Estate Journal staff.