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Building a Prosperous Future, Zoned Properties Inc.’s (ZDPY) Direct-to-Consumer Design in Cannabis Real Estate

  • Zoned Properties is a leader in cannabis real estate development, with a sophisticated PropTech stack to spearhead a direct-to-consumer real estate model
  • Zoned Properties reported a net profit of $114,523 during the quarter ended September 30, 2023
  • ZPDY has listed a property for sale at a price of $16 million, non-dilutive capital that will be used to continue to fund growth

The cannabis industry is experiencing explosive growth, but its infrastructure often lags behind. Green Zones – compliant locations and properly permitted real estate – are part and parcel to unlocking the industry’s full potential. This focus not only fuels the industry’s expansion by providing investment-ready properties, but also underscores a commitment to fostering responsible growth through community-focused infrastructure. Technology-driven companies like Zoned Properties (OTCQB: ZDPY) are playing a vital role as stewards of this green revolution.

Sowing Fertile Financial Ground

Zoned Properties’ acquires value-add real estate within the regulated U.S. cannabis industry with selective development innovation and aspirations to spearhead direct-to-consumer real estate leased to best-in-class cannabis retailers. The aptly named company has a deep understanding of all the hurdles and potholes to opening compliant cannabis operations and is now redefining the approach to commercial real estate investment through its standardized investment process backed by its proprietary property technology.

In its efforts, the company has developed a national ecosystem of real estate services to support its real estate development process, including a commercial real estate brokerage and a national real estate advisory practice. Zoned Properties is a non-plant touching company, meaning it does not engage in any cannabis cultivation, distribution, manufacturing or sale or any federally regulated products, focused only on the requisite real estate and consultation services.

Bridging Gaps

Traditional financial institutions historically have been hesitant to invest in cannabis ventures due to regulations keeping marijuana illegal at the federal level although legal in some form (fully, medical, decriminalized, or CBD with THC) in 46 states. Zoned Properties helps assuage fears and bridges gaps by supporting green spaces that cater specifically to the needs of cannabis businesses.

Beyond financial and operational hurdles, cannabis businesses must navigate a labyrinth of regulatory complexities, especially when it comes to real estate requirements.

Bryan McLaren, Chairman and CEO of Zoned Properties, is uniquely qualified in sustainable and local cannabis real estate development. He has been certified as a Licensed REALTOR, Green Roof Professional, LEED Green Associate, and has been an active Forbes Contributor as part of the Forbes Real Estate Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the gold standard in sustainability, with certification exemplifying expertise in sustainable building and operations principles and a commitment to making places healthier, greener, and more equitable for all.

This type of leadership attracts established players seeking to scale up and creates opportunities for smaller businesses to enter the market with confidence. A cascade effect emerges. Well-located and compliant facilities become magnets for investment, unlocking capital for further development and propelling industry-wide growth.

Funding for New Dispensaries

Zoned Properties is a bit of an anomaly in the OTC world. For starters, in the quarter ended September 30, 2023, ZDPY reported $720,450 in revenue and $114,523 in net income. The company not only has revenue, profits, and impeccable management, it has a portfolio to support growth without diluting shareholders. For instance, this month the company listed its cultivation property in Chino Valley, Arizona for sale at a purchase price of $16 million. As management prioritizes a direct-to-consumer real estate strategy, the legacy property is deemed non-core and slated for sale. “We believe that this strategic shift will position us to capitalize on the growing demand for retail dispensary properties in the cannabis real estate industry with strong cap rates creating long-term shareholder value,” said McLaren in a news release on the listing.

The company can allocate the capital for new opportunities, such as the transaction ongoing in Arizona. Zoned Properties is under contract to acquire an investment property in Surprise, Arizona after initial site work being completed by the selling developer. The company has parlayed that into revenue, via a long-term, absolute-net lease agreement with a best-in-class Arizona cannabis company, Sunday Goods, to operate a retail dispensary. An absolute-net lease agreement, also known as a triple-net lease (NNN lease) with a twist, is a commercial lease agreement where the tenant shoulders a significant burden of the property’s expenses.

Zoned Properties has centralized its properties so far to Arizona, Michigan, and Illinois, with intentions to expand the domain in 2024. The company can boast a 100% occupancy and a weighted average lease term over 10 years with a commercial cannabis tenant. Rental revenue is expected to exceed $2.5 million this year.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ZonedProperties.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to ZDPY are available in the company’s newsroom at https://cnw.fm/ZDPY

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