Seth Weissman SethWeissman

The cannabis real estate investment market has emerged quickly,but it is still in its infancy. Commercial real estate investmentinterest is expected to grow—but a lot will depend on cities toclarify and iron out and bumps in the regulatory process. For now,many investors are waiting on the sidelines, and California citiescould determine the long-term viability of the potentiallysubstantial niche investment market.

“We expect interest to remain high, and for regulatory processesto normalize and become more predictable,” SethWeissman, a partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler &Mitchell, tells “Much depends on each city'scomfort with cannabis and the number of operations that they willpermit in their city.  Long-term growth will depend, inpart, on the size of the cannabis user market and potentialderegulation at the federal level.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.