Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Chris Francy’s first company Xoxide, Inc was acknowledged by Inc. Magazine and ranked #104 on its list of the top 500 fastest-growing companies. Francy was honored by President Obama in the White House in 2009 when he was presented with a Young Entrepreneur award during a White House ceremony from the SBA. As a result of Francy's management, Turn 5, Inc. went on to surpass a milestone of over 100 million dollars of annual sales before his exit from the business in 2012. Following his exit from e-commerce, Francy became entrenched in the fast growing cannabis industry in California. Francy co-owns and manages “OC3” and “Bud and Bloom”, two award-winning licensed recreational and medical dispensaries in Santa Ana. He also won city licenses for dispensaries in the cities of Long Beach, Bellflower, and Seaside. Through his participation in a large-scale cultivation and manufacturing operation in Los Angeles, he has experience with the full supply chain of the business. Among his other goals is a desire to build a successful cannabis product brand in California.
Chris Bowen is a California real estate broker and graduate of the University of Southern California where he studied Real Estate Development and Business. Bowen’s experience representing commercial tenants and property owners in sales, acquisitions, and leasing totals over 650,000 square feet and more than $50,000,000 in consideration. Bowen has successfully represented several billion-dollar companies in real estate transactions, including Clear Channel Outdoor, Anheuser-Busch, Monster Energy Company, FleetPride, XPO Logistics, and Wan Hai Lines; other select clients include The Susan G Komen Foundation, MediCann, Vivint Solar, Colossal Media, Vantage Film, American Realty Advisors, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 494, Line-X, and Western Specialty Contractors.
Most recently, Bowen served as the Director of Real Estate at CalCann Holdings, where from early 2016 through 2017 he focused solely on real estate eligible for cannabis uses, including 4 buildings totaling over 100,000 square feet currently pending licensure for cultivation and manufacturing uses in Lynwood, California. Prior to joining CalCann, Christopher held positions with the largest public and non-profit organizations in Los Angeles County, the City of LA Asset Management Division and USC Real Estate & Asset Management.
Acquisitions and Office Manager
Cristina Thomas is a licensed real estate agent that specializes in the cannabis industry. Cristina has been in the cannabis industry for several years working as a project manager and sales agent for CalCann Holdings, LLC, a cannabis management firm. In her first year she oversaw and assisted the company handling assets of over $3,000,000 and has helped on several winning license application projects. Cristina also assists in several facets of the dispensaries’ management, such as payroll and insurance requirements. Prior to her involvement in all things cannabis, Cristina worked in event management business for eight years. She received her Bachelors degree from California State University Monterey Bay in 2011.