Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Chris Francy is a serial entrepreneur whose company Xoxide Inc. was acknowledged by Inc Magazine and ranked #104 on its top 500 fastest-growing companies list. Francy was honored by President Obama in the white house in 2012 when he was awarded the “Young Entrepreneur” award during a White House ceremony from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Chris founded award-winning corporation, Xoxide Inc., a well-established computer components e-commerce retailer. As a result of Francy’s management, Xoxide Inc. reached a milestone of over $100M in annual sales.
As a partner in CannEdge Inc., Chris has been involved in cannabis-related transactions of over $20 million since January of 2015. These projects include two new licensed dispensaries in Santa Ana, California known as “OC3” and “Bud and Bloom” as well as a 42,000 square foot municipally licensed cultivation and processing greenhouse facility in Desert Hot Springs, California. The company is presently acquiring an 11-acre, 180,000 ft2 greenhouse in Monterey County for cultivation and is also in escrow for over 110,000 sq feet of Real Estate in Lynwood, CA where they seek to entitle the facilities for cultivation and processing of concentrates.
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.