The Leading Experts in CannAbis Real Estate Development

Zoned Properties is a leader in providing commercial real estate services for the cannabis industry. We are redefining the commercial real estate development process with constantly evolving market services based on the specific needs of our clients. At the core, we focus on your specific project needs using a full-spectrum approach of customizable services. We join your brain trust to help mitigate project risk, increase operational efficiency, and deliver successful real estate projects in ever changing industries.

Meet The Team

Bryan McLaren

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY)

Bryan McLaren is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zoned Properties, a strategic real estate development firm whose primary mission is to provide real estate and sustainability services for the regulated cannabis industry. Mr. McLaren has a strong professional background in the social, economic, and environmental development of complex business organizations. Over his professional career, he has successfully implemented large-scale projects for corporate and community organizations.

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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 with specialty in Sustainable Development. Throughout his graduate career, 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 has been certified as a Licensed REALTOR, Green Roof Professional, LEED Green Associate, and is an active Forbes Contributor as part of the Forbes Real Estate 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.

Berekk Blackwell

Chief Operating Officer

Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY)

Berekk Blackwell is the Chief Operating Officer of Zoned Properties, a strategic real estate development firm whose primary mission is to provide real estate and sustainability services for the regulated cannabis industry. Mr. Blackwell brings with him an abundance of experience in the expansion of retail brands both domestically and internationally.

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Previously, Berekk spent time in developing domestic and international markets for Kahala Brands, a conglomerate of over fifteen QSR franchises including Cold Stone Creamery and Blimpie Subs. Kahala Brands at the time has over 3,000 retail locations in over a dozen countries. This eventually led to working for Revamp Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. At the time, Revamp owned the Master Franchise rights for Cold Stone Creamery, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

While there, Berekk looked after international relationships between US companies looking to enter the Japanese market and facilitated development for all three concepts. He was able to build a strong support system in most major markets in the area which lead to many transpacific opportunities. Since coming back to the United States, Blackwell was involved in the acquisition and development of Daily Jam, a limited service breakfast and brunch chain with major growth potential. As President of Daily Jam, he received recognition from the industry by being named to QSR Magazine’s Top 40 Concepts in the Country Under 40 units.

Blackwell holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. While there, Blackwell also played collegiate soccer, winning two national championships and receiving First Team All American honors.

Patrick Moroney

Director of Real Estate

Zoned Properties Brokerage, LLC
Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY)

Patrick Moroney is the Director of Real Estate for Zoned Properties, a strategic real estate development firm whose primary mission is to provide real estate and sustainability services for the regulated cannabis industry. Mr. Moroney also leads client project accounts for Zoned Properties Brokerage, LLC, that operates as the transactional brokerage division of Zoned Properties, Inc. Patrick has extensive brokerage experience in the regulated cannabis space having successfully delivered complex projects for clients across multiple states.

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Prior to joining Zoned Properties, Mr. Moroney was one of the most successful Associate Brokers at Kidder-Mathews, focusing primarily on the regulated cannabis industry. In additional to coming from a family with deep commercial real estate history, Moroney established his own foundational real estate experience working as a commercial real estate broker rep at both Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International.

Patrick’s expertise includes site identification, contract negotiation, and cannabis-specific site development. He has the nuanced understanding required to effectively navigate the industry-specific challenges in regulated cannabis associated with zoning, permitting, licensing, and financing. Mr. Moroney has completed successful cultivation and retail dispensary transactions with local and national clients, ranging from local mom-and-pop cannabis operators to national multi-state operators (MSO’s), both private and public organizations.

Mr. Moroney graduated from Arizona State University after which he spent four years as a local sports broadcaster in Georgia and Iowa. At Zoned Properties, Mr. Moroney will continue working with valued Arizona clients, expand his expertise into new state marketplaces, and collaborate with the multi-disciplinary Zoned Properties team to service national real estate clients.

Joseph Lewis

Designated Broker

Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY)

Joseph Lewis is the Designated Broker for Zoned Properties Brokerage, LLC that operates as the transactional brokerage division of Zoned Properties, Inc. Mr. Lewis has a multi-decade background in complex real estate development and community engagement. Prior to joining Zoned Properties, Joseph was the founder and principal of The Real Estate Brokers in Tempe, Arizona. Throughout his career, Lewis has owned and managed a portfolio of commercial, industrial and residential properties, including historical retail properties, industrial site developments, vacation home rentals, and many unique project developments such as Mother Bunch Brewery, Cheba Hut, LUV Bridal, Table Tops ETC, Keith & Melissa Pitts photographers, and the Bisbee Ventures Opportunity Zone Fund.

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Lewis has a longstanding commitment to community engagement and civil service. During the course of a two-term cycle, over eight years, Mr. Lewis was an elected city councilmember in the City of Tempe where he spent years contributing to the development of the City of Tempe as Vice Mayor, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, and Chair of the Neighborhood Enhancement Committee. Following his back-to-back service as a councilmember, Lewis founded My Local News: Real News Real Local, an online news platform focused on local community organizations and events. Mr. Lewis continues to expand the electronic news platform as its publisher and developer.

Prior to his experience in the real estate and civil service sectors, Mr. Lewis gained valuable experience as a start-up entrepreneur when he built Full Spectrum Audio Visual from the ground up in 1985 and sold the organization after twenty years of operations. Throughout his experience in business and community service, Mr. Lewis has remained a valuable asset to the communities and organizations to which he has devoted his personal and professional time.

Kyle Gere

Strategic Project Manager

Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY)

Kyle Gere is the Strategic Project Manager 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. As the Strategic Project Manager, Mr. Gere oversees client objectives, nationwide compliance data, and assists with the development of key property technology software for Zoned. Mr. Gere has years of licensing experience across multiple different States in both medical and recreational cannabis markets. Mr. Gere is also a licensed Realtor® in the State of Arizona.

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Mr. Gere attended college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in both Management and Marketing. Since 2015, Kyle has been involved in cannabis real estate transactions in Arizona and Michigan, managing a portfolio of properties within the Medical Marijuana industry. His vast experience ranges from collaborating with architects, attorneys, sellers and buyers, multi-state operators, realtors, lobbyists, along with governing bureaus at the local and State level.

Mr. Gere has helped locate, negotiate, and close on many commercial properties that were successfully licensed by both the Cities and State for medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation facilities, and laboratory facilities. Mr. Gere also facilitated the local application process for these successful licenses, winning in competitively-scored application processes. Mr. Gere has performed over a dozen dispensary inspections by State auditors, and is intimately familiar with the requirements for licensure and what it takes to be awarded a successful marijuana license.



The team at Zoned Properties is professional and tenacious with their ability to navigate the cannabis real estate industry. With all of their resources and strategic partnerships, we have successfully closed on 30 acres with a 35,000 square foot structure to a large MSO, and two more properties pending in escrow, going through entitlement and licensing through state and local regulatory bodies. I want a team that has transactional history and knows how to get it done, not just talk about it. You will want them in your corner for all your projects.


Bryan and the entire Zoned Properties team are first class at what they do. From sourcing and developing qualifying properties, to working through deals to find common ground, they navigate the complex world of cannabis real estate with poise, confidence and integrity. I would recommend Zoned Properties to anyone with my full endorsement.

Michael O'Brien
Sonoran Roots

I have had the  privilege to work with Bryan McLaren and the Zoned Properties team for several years. They were able to secure the licensing and approvals for a cultivation operation and find a long term tenant to occupy my property. I would highly recommend them for any cannabis related project.

John Elliot
Real Estate Investor

The attention to detail, efficiency, and overall knowledge the Zoned Properties team brings to any project they are involved in is unmatched and has been a game changer for our business.

Delano Phillips
General Counsel & Head of Business Development
Hana Dispensaries

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