Jason Thomas

CEO and Managing Broker

Avalon Realty Advisors, Inc.

I am a 20 year commercial real estate executive and have been in the MJ industry since 2009 serving our client's MJ real estate needs.

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Jason Thomas is the Founder, CEO and Managing Broker of Avalon Realty Advisors, Inc., a Denver, Colorado based commercial real estate and business consulting company exclusively focused on the emerging marijuana industry.


Since 1997, Jason has worked for some of the largest commercial real estate brokerage firms in the world, as well as several Colorado boutique brokerage and investment companies.  Jason’s core commercial real estate competencies are brokerage, property, construction and asset management and property and business valuations. During his real estate career, Jason has completed sale and lease transactions in excess of $400,000,000 and has managed commercial real estate assets valued in excess of $500,000,000.


Jason has been a stakeholder in Colorado’s licensed marijuana industry since 2009 and is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s speaker’s bureau. During his tenure in the marijuana industry, Jason has developed several marijuana related companies, including Avalon Realty Advisors, Inc., his current venture. As an anti-drug war activist, Jason uses his unique law enforcement background as a spokesperson to end the drug war. Additionally, Jason has been featured in dozens of articles, commercials, films and books on his experiences, guidance and efforts to end the drug war.


Jason holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Sociology from Regis University, magna cum laude and is a member of the Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, an Associate of the Arts degree from Lamar Community College, magna cum laude and is a former Colorado POST Certified Peace Officer.


Regis University

Bachelor's Degree
1995 - 1996

Bachelor's of the Arts degree in sociology, with an emphasis in criminal justice and policing. Graduated magna cum laude. 3.94 GPA. 

Lamar Community College

Associate's Degree
1994 - 1995

Associate's of the Arts degree in liberal arts. Graduated magna cum laude. 3.92 GPA. 

Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Academy

1995 - 1995

Police academy training for law enforcement POST certification. Graduated with highest honors. 4.0 GPA. 



Colorado Real Estate Employing Broker

Colorado Department of Regulatory Affairs (40018656)
March 2000 - present
10/16/2017 12:37:19 PM,
Jason Thomas replied:

Cannabis is federally illegal so if you're planning on exporting from one state to another or to another country, it's illegal by any law (state and federal). If you are considering exporting internationally, then you need to look at Canada. Otherwise, exporting doesn't exist legally. Hope this helps. 

1/23/2018 2:52:23 PM,
Jason Thomas replied:

I guess it depends on exactly what is being acquired. I read it that they're considering exporting cannabis extract, but perhaps they're asking about acquiring an extraction company or equipment. 

7/18/2017 3:29:46 PM,
Jason Thomas replied:
We've seen institutional type investors look at many opportunities in Colorado but since the majority of "institutional" investors can't invest in the industry there hasn't been much actual activity at the institutional level. This will change when the federal government allows for the industry as institutional investors won't have the restrictions they currently have with cannabis being federally illegal. 

At any given time, how many 30,000-square-foot warehouse facilities eligible for cannabis growing are on the market in Colorado?

Can you give an esimate for how many 30,000-square-foot warehouse facilities eligible for growing cannabis indoors are on the market (for purchase) in Colorado at any given time? Do they stay on the market very long? 

10/13/2016 12:45:17 PM,
Jason Thomas replied:

The Colorado market is generally centerd in the Denver metro area and Pueblo, Colorado. The highest concentration of warehouses are in the Denver area (Denver, Commerce City and Aurora) with limited warehouses in the outlying areas. Pueblo is predominatly greenhouse and outdoor cultivation. To answer your question directly, there might be half dozen facilities of 30,000 sf and larger that are available for cultivation/extraction on any given day. Some may be built-out and offered "turn-key", where others may be in core/shell. 

9/21/2016 7:18:54 PM,
Jason Thomas replied:

It's across the board. Most are operators but real estate investors are very prevalant.