For the past five years Richard has overseen the development of PowerPlant Park. His company has raised over $4M from family and local real estate investors to complete requisite plan sets, environmental studies, regulatory compliance and various submissions to the City’s planning department and state agencies. With the Parks emphasis on support of the local and surrounding communities, a significant part of the investment spent on local-area consultants, engineers, and architects. Richard has assembled a world-class management team with over 150 years of combined cannabis experience including master growers, scientists, PhD’s, genetics experts/breeders to ensure plant integrity and superior strain selection. In 2014-15 Richard and his team successfully conducted legal medical operations of an indoor farm in Marin County with over 700 plant-sites.
Additional Bio: Richard is also the visionary behind Local Heroes and Hands 4 Hope 4 all Humanity, (his foundation). He is responsible for guiding the design and development of a next generation global platform mirroring the debit and credit networks controlled by Visa and MasterCard. The platform can manage transactions in unique ways and accommodate a variety of economic and humanitarian models. Three programs have been piloted in US, Canada and Mexico, where Local Heroes spent 4 years working with many senior government ministries and officials, he and his wife meeting with President Vicente & Martha Fox
Prior to his endeavor into the world of cannabis Richard spent several years in the entertainment industry as the owner and executive producer of the Rheem Theater in Moraga California. He and his group took over the art-deco theater and transformed it into a 1200-seat full-service entertainment venue, restaurant cabaret. He attracted major acts such as Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, James Brown, George Carlin, Dione Warwick and Johnny Cash, (to name a few), producing over 120 musical and theatrical events.
Richard is married to Cinder, has two sons RJ, and Robert. He has been a member of Saint Hilary’s Church in Tiburon for over 50 years and sings in the church choir. In his spare time, Richard enjoys traveling, collecting religious artifacts, playing tennis, golf and skiing.
PowerPlant Park is the first project of its kind in the State. The City of Richmond has approved its CUP/Land Use Entitlements to include cultivation, post-harvest processing, manufacturing, kitchen, packaging, distribution, transportation, retail, and waterfront restaurant. The Park is in the third trimester of Phase I construction, utilities 95% complete, foundations now being poured, with buildings beginning to go up this May. Certificate of Occupancy expected in late July of 2023. PowerPlant Park Real Estate Presentation
Located in Contra Costa County, the Park is situated on 2,200 ft. of Richmond’s North Shoreline, with stunning unobstructed views of Mount Tamalpias, San Francisco Bay and the Marin County Mountains. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to approximately 7.5 million residents and is ranked the #1 market in California for retail sales and cannabis connoisseurs. PowerPlant Park provides the only true turnkey tenancy/ownership model in the State, an affordable path towards income, a perfect fit for all types of cannabis investors, retail brands, MSOs, and cultivators alike.
Ownership at the Park eliminates the 2+ year wait and extraordinary expense to acquire requisite city permits and state licenses, with no guarantee of regulatory success. Considering the low cost of entry, best-in-class amenities, turnkey opportunities at PowerPlant Park are without equal. Today’s market value for operational, municipal, and state licensed Tier 2 mixed-light space in the SF Bay Area is $1,200-$1,400 per sq. ft. That’s if you’re lucky to find space. PowerPlant Park is Class A space, the location, location, location as good as it gets.
The Park’s onsite Nursery will provide some of the finest tissue culture genetics in the State, including many exclusive strains. The Park’s manufacturing facilities offer the latest hydrocarbon and medical grade cold ethanol extraction. Its statewide distribution network of wholesale buyers includes presold contracts to prominent California brands. The Park’s “our farm to your front door” retail model will eventually account for 80% of the Park’s distribution. Plans are underway for a 50-driver delivery service, (pilot completed), retail kiosks in existing high-profile storefronts and “Garage” locations alongside major Bay Area freeways w/billboard support in cooperation with WeedMaps.
Step 2: PowerPlant Park will schedule PowerPoint presentation over zoom with our broker WeCann-Premier Listing- PowerPlant Park–18-acre Campus on Richmond’s Waterfront. The presentation is one hour and includes live video of site construction.
Note: After zoom presentation prospective buyer is sent password to PowerPoint Presentation, Project Updates #20/21 and abridged version of PowerPlant Park’s Project Manual.
Step 3: If there is interest after zoom presentation, prospective buyer completes Application, Questionnaire and provides proof of funds, click here
Note: If approved, prospective buyer will receive password to Offering Memorandum, full version of Project Manual and Project Manual Appendices A & B. References from existing Greenhouse owners available upon request.