Potter Polk is the President and Co-Founder of Kalyx Properties Inc. Kalyx is a Real Estate Investment Trust solely focused on the Cannabis industry. In his role, Potter was actively involved in the acquisition and management of 9 properties in 4 states (Colorado, Washington State, Oregon and Arizona). He has been responsible for tenant relations with 23 licensed cannabis tenants on 650,000 square feet of space and has coordinated efforts to ensure tenants compliancy with the Marijuana Enforcement Division (CO), Liquor and Cannabis Control Board (WA), The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Control Board (OR) and the Department of Health (AZ).
Potter entered the cannabis industry with 25 years of business management experience in wireless communications, international tourism, and technology. Potter was involved in the first round of New Jersey’s program in 2011 and has been actively engaged in the legal marijuana industry ever since, evaluating a broad range of cannabis opportunities including cultivation, infused product manufacturing, enterprise management software development and real estate. He has built a network of top industry professionals as well as cannabis specific regulatory and operational expertise.
As the CEO of Mingleridge NJ, Potter drafted one of the highest scoring applications for New Jersey’s MMJ program. He participated in providing testimony on medical marijuana business regulations to NJ legislators and assisted in the re-draft the program’s regulations on behalf of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana NJ (CMMNJ) under request for recommended changes by the office of NJ State Senate Nicholas P. Scutari, co-sponsor of NJ’s Compassionate Use law.
As Founding Director and CFO of the Happy Travels Group, Potter grew the company’s Australian and New Zealand retail travel centers to 25 locations. Potter was also the Founder and CEO of The Internet Outpost Group now trading as part of The Global Gossip, and a provider of public internet access solutions to more than 400 hotels and resorts in 6 countries.
Mr. Polk holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Skidmore College and currently serves as the Chairman of Greener Pastures, a not-for-profit equine rescue sanctuary in Cecilton, Maryland.