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Income Powered by Niche Real Estate Opportunities

We all encounter real estate in some capacity, but within the vast market, there exists a distinct segment that stands out as one of America’s fastest-growing industries. However, despite its rapid expansion, it faces a significant challenge: a lack of available capital. Join us as we explore the opportunity to generate passive, monthly income through investing in real estate within the burgeoning cannabis market.

FREE Download: Specialty Real Estate - Exploring Unique Investment Opportunities

May 7th, 2024 1:00 PM CT 

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Chris Reece

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Ramez Fakhoury

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In 2008

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1 Billion
in Assets

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Dedicated Staff

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Here’s What You’ll Learn


The basics of the cannabis market


Ways to gain exposure to the cannabis market without the “cannabis” risk


How your portfolio can benefit from a stable, high-income producing investment


The benefits and risks involved within thematic real estate


MJ Real Estate Investment Trust was created to provide investors with a fixed-income alternative with a dual goal of stability and income. The Fund targets a 10% annualized return derived mostly through monthly distributions and calculates a monthly net asset value. It’s essential to note that the Fund solely finances commercial real estate and does NOT touch the cannabis plant. The Fund is sub-managed by Rainbow Realty Group, an affiliate of Gould Investors, LP which has been investing in thematic real estate for over 60 years. They currently manage 2 publicly traded non-cannabis REITs and four institutional cannabis funds. Total real estate assets exceed $2 billion in value.

Meet The Experts

Ever since we opened our doors over 15 years ago, we’ve helped thousands of people just like you secure their financial future. Meet the experts you’ll be hearing from:
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Chris Reece

Chris has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MJ REIT since its inception. He co-founded AC Capital Partners LLC, a national sponsor of alternative investments, and has over 25 years of experience in the asset management space.

Prior to starting AC Capital Partners and MJ REIT he served as managing director with Arcview Capital, where he focused his efforts on developing relationships with independent broker dealers, regional firms, and wires. Prior to joining Arcview Capital, he spent nine years at FS Investments, where he built a team of client portfolio managers focusing on private real estate, private credit, and liquid funds. He and his team helped to raise over $10 billion in assets.

Before FS Investments, he spent five years as a Director with Turner Investment Partners (“Turner”), an investment firm that, at the time, managed more than $13 billion of securities for institutions and individuals. At Turner, he was responsible for managing the firm’s largest institutional relationships spread across alternative, domestic, and international strategies. In this role, he was also responsible for generating investment research and articulating detailed portfolio analysis of the firm’s strategies to clients. Before joining Turner, he was a Product Specialist with Planco/The Hartford Mutual Funds and was instrumental in successfully building out their registered investment advisor channel.

Prior to this role, he spent two years at David Vaughan Investments as a senior relationship manager and eight years at The Vanguard Group, most recently as an international investment analyst.

Mr. Reece received his MBA from Villanova University and his BS in Finance from Drexel University. He is a CFA charterholder.

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Matthew J. Gould

Matthew J. Gould serves as an interested Board Member representing the sub-manager, Rainbow Realty Group. Mr. Gould has spent his entire career in the real estate industry with various organizations. He currently serves as CEO of Georgetown Partners, Inc. and Managing General Partner of Gould Investors, L.P., a diversified primarily real estate owner and operator since 1994.

Since 2012, Mr. Gould has served as Chairman of One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE:OLP), a single tenant net lease REIT, holding earlier positions as Vice Chairman and President dating back to 1989. He is a Board Member and Senior Vice President of BRT Apartments Corporation (NYSE: BRT), a multifamily REIT, performing various roles dating back to 1984.

Since 2019 he has held multiple positions at Rainbow Realty Group Funds, including CEO and currently Chairman and CIO. Rainbow Realty Group manages two private funds that own and provide mortgages to borrowers in the cannabis space. He is a Board Member of Halsa Holdings, LLC, a CA cannabis operator since 2021, and Vice President of Majestic Property Management Corp., a privately held real estate management fund, since 1984.

Mr. Gould earned a B.A in English Literature from University of Michigan in 1981 and a J.D. from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in 1984.

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Kyle Shenfeld

Kyle is a dynamic professional with an impactful contribution to the Gould family. As the founder of Rainbow Realty Group, he has helped the company with three successful funds, blending innovation and excellence in real estate. In addition to their entrepreneurial pursuits, they serve as the Associate General Counsel of Gould Investors L.P., his family’s investment office.

Prior to this, he honed his legal skills as an Associate in the Real Estate Department of Herrick Feinstein LLP. Kyle also founded H2GoBlue, focused on environmental sustainability and responsible water management.

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Vice President

Ramez Fakhoury

As an entrepreneur with a rich background spanning over two decades, Ramez is deeply commited to education and inspiring individuals, empowering them to venture beyond conventional paths and diversify their investments through the power of self-direction.

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