Ari J. Schwartz, Esq. is the Director of Acquisitions and Leasing for Kalyx Development, Inc., a fully-integrated real estate development company and one of the leading multi-state providers of commercial and industrial space to the highly regulated cannabis industry. In this capacity, Ari has overseen the firm’s acquisition of hundreds of thousands of square-feet throughout Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Colorado. His primary responsibilities include the sourcing, underwriting, and structuring of new acquisitions, as well as the strategic oversight of existing projects and the management of existing cannabis tenant relationships.

Mr. Schwartz is also the Managing Member of Irwin Gene Real Estate, LLC, a New York State licensed real estate broker, which specializes in the sale of distressed debt secured by commercial real estate. Ari is a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey, having previously practiced law for several years in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and related litigation before state and federal district courts.

Ari was raised in Bergen County, New Jersey and holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, an L.L.M. in Bankruptcy Law from St. John’s University School of Law, and a B.A. in Economics from Emory University.