Michael King is an experienced professional with extensive experience in finance, private equity, real estate, consulting, and the cannabis industry.
Michael King, after receiving his BBA in Finance from Pace University, began his career on Wall Street at WorldCo, one of the top New York equity trading firms. Michael was recruited by iCap Trading, where he flourished as an Equity Trader, overseeing a team of 24 traders and $200+ million of the firm’s capital, making Partner prior to the sale in 2004.
He then transitioned to real estate after assessing an emerging demand in South Florida, where he formed relationships with the backers behind Dezer Owners & Developers, The Trump Organization, and Related Group. Working in tandem with these Developers, Michael assisted in the launch of multiple high-profile luxury developments throughout Miami Beach and by the late 2000s, he had established himself as one of the top realtors and investment advisors in South Florida. From 2004 to 2009 Michael became a pivotal component of new construction launches in most major Florida markets. By the end of 2009 Michael had represented clients in real estate transactions valued at over $300 million and had parlayed his success as a realtor into private equity where he helped facilitate private transactions for big-name clients. Concurrently, Michael received his Masters degree in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University in 2010.
In late 2010 Michael became interested in the nascent medical cannabis industry and correctly predicted that the acceptance of Medical Cannabis market would expand. This interest gave way to refocusing of his energy to establish a foothold in the industry and using his knowledge of finance, private equity, and real estate, he entered the California market, quickly establishing himself as an industry expert.
In 2014, Michael King entered a business relationship with his partners and they devised a strategy to establish themselves as the leaders in the burgeoning Southern California cannabis industry.
They formed Kings Garden, their operations company, structured to operate both cultivation, retail, and manufacturing facilities with the intent of growing Kings Garden into a leading, vertically integrated cannabis cultivation and distribution company. Together the team established approximately 250,000+ sft of profitable cultivation and manufacturing facilities. The company has recently merged all of its affiliated companies into the Kings Garden structure, thereby achieving their initial business objective.
In 2015, Kings Garden launched another arm of its operations specializing as a cannabis-consulting firm providing finance, permitting, construction, retail, cultivation, and manufacturing expertise to companies wishing to enter the cannabis space. Since its inception, Michael and his team have consulted on over one and a half million square feet of operations (commercial cultivation, manufacturing, retail and distribution) and helped oversee construction and operations on over five hundred thousand square feet.