The first realty firm in NY & NJ 

dedicated to the cannabis industry

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Interview with our Founder: 

 

about 

Cannabeta Realty is the first real estate brokerage firm in the New York and New Jersey area dedicated to serving the needs of the cannabis industry. Comprised of longtime industry veterans of commercial real estate representing over $1Billion in transactions, we combine our extensive real estate experience with the latest in cannabis industry data, retail consumer trends, economics and laws giving a high degree of personal attention catering to the specific needs of each of our clients. 

 

 

social impact 

To us cannabis isn’t just a business, it's a movement. We take the needs of social equity and our communities seriously, and have been deeply involved with drug policy reform activism in NYC for decades. That’s why we donate 10% of all our profits back to the communities most harmed by the war on drugs.

 

dispensaries &
social establishments 

Cannabeta Realty is the premier full service brokerage firm for dispensaries looking to enter the NYC market. We have compiled a proprietary listings database of hundreds of retail locations across the city where landlords will accept a dispensary use and pass our proximity checks  (200’ or more from a  house of worship and 500’ or more from a school). Leveraging our block by block intimate knowledge of neighborhood demographic trends, we help our clients identify the ideal locations for their retail strategies and then draw upon our multi-decades long relationships with the city’s top landlords to finalize the ideal deal structures for our clients. 

 

Cannabeta’s work doesn’t stop there. We work with our clients to make sure they maximize revenue in the pre-license phase of their business by drawing upon our unmatched experience in short term rentals and pop-ups to bring revenue to our clients pre-licensing, and bring an in-house production and community outreach team to help with the licensing process for each of our locations. We are New Yorkers through and through and we are here to help.

cultivation

Cannabeta maintains a database of industrial properties in the NY & NJ markets that make for ideal cultivation sites for growers of any size. We leverage our extensive experience as real estate developers to understand timing, power needs, cap-ex, utility connections, sustainability, local politics, zoning, and overall economics to help our clients find the ideal locations for their businesses. We can also help with financing, real estate partners, or forming partnerships with other cultivators for larger sites.

NJ dispensaries & social establishments

Cannabeta is up to date on all the latest laws and regulations affecting New Jersey for cannabis businesses, including monitoring each of the 564 townships for their opt-in or opt-out status. In assessing the best locations for our clients we look at layouts & floorplans, locations of other existing or planned dispensaries, car counts, foot traffic, demographics, nearby retailers, and a whole host of other factors.  We work closely with our clients to identify the best retail strategy for them across all markets in NJ and specialize in sourcing retail in urban, suburban, or rural areas or northern, central or southern NJ.

 

areas of expertise

  • NYC retail tenant and landlord representation  

  • Upstate NY industrial tenant representation

  • Upstate NY industrial buyer representation 

  • Long Island retail tenant representation 

  • NJ retail tenant and landlord representation 

  • NJ industrial tenant representation

  • NJ industrial buyer representation

 

our team: 

Matte Namer
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FOUNDER 

Matte Namer is a NYC born real estate developer, asset manager, hotelier, and salesperson with a passion for drug policy reform spanning decades. Throughout their ten years as Principal of Alfa Development, Matte was instrumental in overseeing over $500MM of construction projects in downtown manhattan with a focus on sustainable development, working closely with communities and local governing agencies. Throughout that time, Matte also worked on hundreds of lease and sale transactions and raised over $300MM in debt and equity for various real estate ventures. Matte helped start the trailblazing retail real estate tech firm Wallplay and acted as an interim COO. 

 

They remain a principal of Alfa Development, peripherally involved with the asset Management of Alfa Development’s $50MM+ NYC retail portfolio and hotel (HGU New York) while now devoting their time towards helping their clients at Cannabeta.

contact: m@cannabeta.com

other cannabis businesses 

We help our clients find real estate for cannabis lab testing, processing, manufacturing, greenhouses, farmland, medical dispensaries in underserved markets, Long Island and Upstate retail and any other real estate need related to cannabis. We are always excited to meet new clients in the industry, and discuss any project. 

Rachel H Eisley

As Cannabeta’s NYC Retail Coordinator, Rachel has led the process of creating Cannabeta’s proprietary vetted space database. Eisley joins Cannabeta a decade into her career in NYC, which evolved from a photojournalist and arts educator to a property rental manager and pop-up event production designer. Rachel currently oversees 7,000 SF of mixed use creative art space in NY. For Cannabeta, Rachel also serves as liaison and director of short-term rentals and pop-up space utilization for cannabis tenant leases during their contingency time period pre-licensure. 

 

Eisley is passionate about Cannabeta’s social impact mission and prior to joining the company received multiple grants for her volunteerism in the arts bringing free arts education to underprivileged communities including the Crystal Theodore Service Award and a grant from the Negley-Flinn Charitable Foundation.

contact: rachel@cannabeta.com

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Daniel Kahn

Born and raised in NJ, Daniel is enthusiastic about the emerging cannabis real estate industry. He began his real estate career in 2006 as a residential real estate agent, but shortly moved to commercial leasing in 2008 working with the Kaufman Organization, where he has helped owners and tenants close many different office and retail transactions ranging from 1,500 to 16,000 sq ft. In 2010, Daniel joined the Coldwell Banker team working alongside retail specialist Catherine O’Toole.  Prior to entering real estate, Daniel was a theatrical engineer and designer and he brings this creativity to every transaction.

contact: daniel@cannabeta.com

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Devon Binns 

Devon Binns is a real estate professional with more than 19 years of experience in brokering and managing commercial properties in the New York City, Long Island, and Northern New Jersey markets. While his experience ranges from property acquisition, management, and sales across a variety of property types, Devon has been consistently recognized as one of NYC’s top retail brokers for the past few decades.

 

After beginning his career working at larger firms such as CBRE and PBS, Devon recognized that he could deliver a higher degree of personalized service to his clients independently, and ever since has maintained an impressive roster of repeat customers representing both landlords and tenants. He likes to develop a thorough understanding of the business goals and objectives of each of his clients and translate those into actionable and profitable plans, identifying future risks, and analyzing their impacts. He is respected in the real estate industry as a high volume leasing broker who delivers a high level of personal attention to each of his clients.

contact: devon@cannabeta.com

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Penelope-Myles Voss

Penelope-Myles Voss, the Executive Assistant to the CEO, has a background in administrative support in higher education. In addition, she is conservatory-trained in vocal performance and uses her experience to keep the office *in tune*. She is enthusiastic about social justice issues and is excited to be aligned with an organization that is also passionate about drug policy reform.

contact: penelope@cannabeta.com

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in the press 

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“Some people are really passionate about social justice and passionate about the plant and its medicinal qualities. So you really get different motivations from different clients."

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“Most other industries are shrinking in terms of retail,” Namer said. ”But in New York State alone, the legalization of marijuana created overnight the opportunity for an industry that’s going to reach $5 billion a year.”

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“I would definitely encourage townships that want that
business to make it very clear that they’re open for business,” Namer said. It’s “more likely the companies
are going to want to come in and spend their money there.”

 
 
New York City

contact

Office: 347-280-3855
Email: info@cannabeta.com

Manhattan Office: 
15 W 18th St 8th Floor,
New York, NY 10011

Ithaca Office: 
148 E State Street Suite 2 
Ithaca, NY 14850 

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