Josh is the Founder and CEO of Big Plan Holdings, a Nashville, Tennessee-based diversified family holding company with investments in various industries. As a serial entrepreneur, Josh helps lead the family’s vision behind Big Plan Holdings to incubate new business ventures for their own family, along with strategic investments with joint venture partners, and also mentoring and educating up and coming entrepreneurs.
Big Plan Holdings’ investment focus includes industries such as real estate, cannabis, music and entertainment, professional sports, hospitality, food and beverage, philanthropy, branding and licensing opportunities, fashion, and other unique and diversified positions.
Josh has spent the majority of his professional career in commercial real estate as a Principal with brokerage transactions totaling in excess of $1.0 billion. He has consummated real estate deals in over 40 states within the United States and has acquired, developed, sold, and valued properties in nearly every asset class within the real estate industry. His vision behind investing has been strategic and opportunistic, while the clients he has served and continues to serve include some of the country’s largest banks, Special Servicers, and public and private real estate companies.
Josh was a Founder of Grassroots Cannabis (GR Companies, Inc.) a Chicago-based multi-state cannabis company that was founded in 2014 with a sale exit of the company in July 2020 for approximately $850.0 million. Starting with three successful dispensary license applications in Illinois, Josh and his partners built Grassroots to the largest privately-held cannabis company in the United States and the 3rd largest cannabis company including all the publicly traded cannabis companies up until the company’s sale. Josh oversaw all real estate site selection, mergers and acquisitions, and capital raising. Upon the exit of the company, GR was in 12 states and had grown to over 1,200 employees.
He sits as a Board Member of several companies and organizations including MAD TASTY, Musicians On Call, Silver Therapeutics Inc., Milk & Honey Baseball, SpinIntel, and The Lupus Society of Illinois. Josh is a graduate of the University of Illinois and resides in Nashville.