OUR TEAM

Kyle Kazan

Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO –

Glass House Group

CEO –

Beach Front Property Management, Inc.

 

Co-founder and Managing Member –

Beach Front Properties, LLC

Kazan began his career in law enforcement where he garnered his expertise in gang and drug identification / eradication. Soon thereafter, he was an advocate to end the war on drugs as a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). In 1991, Kazan began investing in distressed real estate and launched a total of 23 Private Equity funds.  The estimated value of properties currently owned and under management is more than $2 billion.  He served as a founding director for two opportunistic real estate funds, Grand River Properties and Dalton Berlin, which were based in Shanghai and Berlin, respectively.  Starting November of 2016, Kazan switched his focus to the regulated cannabis industry, and has since successfully closed four funds.  These funds consolidated into Glass House Group, which has assembled a portfolio of vertically-integrated assets.  Kazan holds a BA degree from the University of Southern California.

 

Rosenwald began her career as Teach For America Corps member in New York City.  In 2011, she became a founding teacher at KIPP Star Elementary School and quickly became a teacher leader.  She began real estate investment in 2013 with Beach Front Properties LLC and managed a $500M portfolio of opportunistic real estate investments.  In November of 2016, Rosenwald began supervising the operations of 4 funds in the regulated cannabis industry – these funds consolidated into Glass House Group.  Today, Rosenwald sits on the board of Glass House Group as a director.  She holds a BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania, MA in Education from Hunter College, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business.

Jocelyn Rosenwald

Co-founder and Board Director-

California Cannabis Enterprises, Inc.

 

Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management -

Beach Front Properties, LLC

Derrek Higgins

Chief Financial Officer-

Glass House Group

Higgins has over 15 years of finance and accounting experience with expertise in preparing venture-backed startups for a public listing, representing shareholders and implementing comprehensive profitability and working capital plans.  Over the past 10 years, he has held various key roles including CFO of FLRish Inc, the parent company for Harborside.  During his tenure, he took the organization public in 2019 and implemented the public reporting framework, accounting policies and operational transformation initiatives across the organization.  Prior to FLRish, Higgins served as a consultant for The Brenner Group, LLC and Alvarez & Marsal.  He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business.

 
 

Kato is a seasoned leader with nearly 20 years of experience in operations, finance, accounting, and technology across multiple industry sectors and consumer packaged goods categories.  Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Board Director at Nissin Foods USA.  Prior to that, he co-founded and sold a digital out-of-home advertising company and completed several business transformation projects while with Nestle USA, Global Nestle Professional, Farmer Brothers, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.  Kato began his career in Deloitte’s audit practice where he earned his CPA license.  He holds a BA in Business Economics & minor in Accounting from the University of California at Los Angeles and an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business.

Daryl Kato

Chief Operating Officer -

Glass House Group

 

Jared Cohen

Chief Investment Officer -

Glass House Group

Cohen brings over 15 years of public and private investing experience across multiple industries and throughout the capital structure.  Cohen worked at Fortress Investment Group from 2006-2015, most recently as Partner in the Credit Funds.  He served on the Fortress Credit Funds investment team, where the mandate included stressed and distressed credit opportunities, as well as public and private equities.  Before joining Fortress, he spent 3 years at Merrill Lynch as a Vice President in the Principal Credit Group, and he began his career as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley.  Cohen is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles, is a CFA charter-holder, and a member of the Milken Young Leaders Circle.  He currently serves on the board of the Big Heart Ranch and on the Advisory Board of Prumentum Group.

 

Farrar is a serial entrepreneur who began his career as part of the original team at Software.com, taking the company public in 1999.  Shortly thereafter, he served on the board of Seacology and was part of the founding team at Sonos, where he was involved with product design, development, sales, and customer support.  After Sonos, Farrar served as a board member for Heal the Ocean, was a founder and partner of ebook publishers iStoryTime Inc. and zuuka, and founded a Santa Barbara luxury rental company.  He ventured into the regulated cannabis industry by founding Elite Garden Wholesale, an agriculture technology company focused on developing products for the hydroponics industry.  Farrar currently sits on the Board of Directors of The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation.

Graham Farrar

President and Board Director -

Glass House Group

 

Gruvinder Singh

Chief Marketing Officer -

Glass House Group

Singh has over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry working with global brands and retailers as a founder of TCW Trends Inc., where he led creative design and marketing.  After TCW, Singh transitioned to real estate where he founded SC Investments LLC, a real estate investment fund specializing in commercial & apartment development.  He currently serves as a board advisor for several international companies spanning real estate management, financial services, and import/export for textiles and consumer goods.  Singh holds a BA from Stamford University and an OPM certification from Harvard Business School.

 

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