Zoned Properties®, Inc. (the “Company” or “Zoned Properties”) (OTCQB: ZDPY), a leading real estate development firm for emerging and highly regulated industries including legalized cannabis, today announced the appointment of Daniel Gauthier as Chief Legal Officer. In his capacity as Chief Legal Officer, Gauthier will serve multiple related roles for Zoned Properties, including Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of the corporation.
Prior to joining Zoned Properties, Gauthier was an attorney at Rose Law Group PC, a law firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, which has a long-standing history of serving clients in emerging and innovative markets including the regulated cannabis space. Gauthier’s practice consisted of a broad range of corporate, commercial, and real estate transactions. He received his J.D. from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and his B.A. from University of Arizona.
For the past several years, Gauthier has provided the Zoned Properties team with exceptional legal and business services as outside transactional counsel related to the Company’s commercial real estate services. As Zoned Properties executes on scaling its commercial real estate development model nationally, Gauthier will play an instrumental role in leading the advancement of the Company’s corporate structure from a legal, compliance, and business strategy perspective.
“Zoned Properties is a pioneer in the regulated commercial real estate industry. After working with the Company for several years and seeing firsthand their community-driven, innovative approach to commercial real estate development, I knew I wanted to join Zoned Properties in their efforts to expand nationally as a leader in this rapidly-emerging and evolving industry. I look forward to bringing another layer of expertise to support the Company’s integrative national growth strategy and business model by contributing my legal and regulatory insight from mainstream and emerging markets,” said Gauthier, Chief Legal Officer for Zoned Properties.
Gauthier will join Bryan McLaren, Chief Executive Officer, and Berekk Blackwell, Chief Operating Officer, as Zoned Properties continues to fortify its executive team, attracting talented individuals that can contribute meaningfully to the Company’s mission, vision, and values. The investment in new executive talent will contribute to the Company’s ability to execute on its national expansion plans with strong business systems and governance in place to manage growth.
“Dan has been absolutely essential to the launch of our advanced client offerings at Zoned Properties, contributing directly to the strategic integration of our commercial real estate services. For the past few years, he has played an integral role in developing our full-spectrum approach to commercial real estate development through purpose-built solutions for complex and highly regulated industries,” said Bryan McLaren, Chief Executive Officer of Zoned Properties.