Eric Butler is the Vice President of Real Estate for Argonaut Advisors, leading multi-state mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and real estate transactions in the retail-dispensary license market. He has worked in the real estate industry for 10 years – more than half of that time being focused exclusively on cannabis-related property transactions. Eric has successfully navigated the ever-changing medical and recreational cannabis laws, as well as limited licensing, as he has helped clients establish dispensary, cultivation and processing facilities in nearly a dozen states.
In his previous role as Vice President for the JCR Companies, Eric entitled, acquired and secured leases with qualified multi-state operators (MSO) to build a portfolio of 11 dispensary properties. He was instrumental in facilitating the buildout of Knox Nursery’s first several dispensaries in preparation for the launch of Florida’s cannabis program. Eric also ran an in-house consulting practice that supported clients in the cannabis market with new license applications, buyer representation services and tenant representation services.
Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and he received a master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University. In addition, Eric is ARGUS-certified and holds real estate salesperson licenses in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland.
Eric lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and French bulldog named Bettis.