In addition to being a licensed real estate broker since 2006 in Ontario, Alberta & British Columbia specializing in retail shopping centre & cannabis leasing, Dave has been immersed in the Canadian cannabis industry since 2017 as an initial investor in Spiritleaf, whom he continues to represent nationally for all real estate related matters including continued growth in select markets across Canada. He is also a multi-unit franchise owner & President of Spirit Leaf Ontario Inc., a strategic retail partner to Spiritleaf’s parent company Sundial Growers, which recently acquired Alcanna (who operate the Value Buds banner) bringing their newly combined footprint to over 180 cannabis stores across Canada and 170 liquor stores in Alberta. In 2021, Dave was selected by the Ontario Cannabis Store as one of only 9 retailers to sit on the board for their Ontario Recreational Cannabis Advisory Panel (ORCAP), where he also acted as a municipal delegate to encourage cities choosing to opt-out of allowing cannabis retail stores within their jurisdiction to participate within the legal framework as a preferred alternative to the illicit market, which otherwise continues to thrive without lawful access points. Dave is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres and the Retail Council of Canada’s Cannabis Advisory Committee. He is based on Toronto where he resides with his wife & two young sons.