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Rick Payne

Co-Founder & Director of Portfolio

Rick Payne is a San Diego native with almost a decade in real estate experience. He has also been in the cannabis industry since 2011 and has been able to gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities associated with finding legally compliant locations and getting them entitled for the intended cannabis use. After realizing that there was a void in the industry for knowledgeable commercial real estate professionals, he started Cannabis Real Estate Consultants and quickly became the leader in cannabis real estate. To date, Rick has worked with some of the most experienced and well-capitalized operators and investors in the cannabis industry throughout California and the United States. Rick has helped clients purchase or lease cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, retail, delivery, and adult use consumption lounge properties.


His experience as a stakeholder in the cannabis industry has given him an unparalleled ability to identify, negotiate, and secure legally compliant cannabis properties all throughout various markets. Rick has also worked with clients looking to sell or purchase property for cannabis throughout the United States and all over the world in countries such as Canada, Portugal, Macedonia, Antigua, Columbia, and Australia.