Mitch Kahn

Grassroots Cannabis

Chicago, IL

Former Co-Founder and CEO

Over his career, Mitchell Kahn has demonstrated a successful track record of business management, strong leadership, and entrepreneurship. Mitch was the Co-Founder and CEO of Grassroots Cannabis, the largest private, vertically integrated, cannabis operation in the United States that was recently purchased by Curaleaf Holdings. Mitch co-founded the company in 2014 to provide safe and efficacious cannabinoid products to consumers. Under his leadership, Mitch led over 1100 team members across 11 states and obtained more than 60 regulatory licenses in the emerging cannabis sector.

Prior to Grassroots Cannabis, Mitch co-founded Frontline Real Estate Partners, a Chicago-based real estate investment and advisory company with expertise in the acquisition, development, management, disposition and leasing of commercial real estate properties throughout the United States. The company acquired properties valued at more than $125,000,000 and built a successful brokerage and property management business currently managing more than two million square feet of properties. Today, Mitch continues to serve as Chairman of Frontline Real Estate Partners. 

In addition, to founding Grassroots Cannabis and Frontline, Mitch co-founded Hilco, a leading real estate restructuring, disposition valuation and appraisal firm. Mitch served as President and CEO and grew the business to more than 30 employees and annual revenues in excess of $15,000,000.

Mitch began his career as a transactional attorney focused on both real estate and corporate M&A transactions. Prior to entering his entrepreneurial endeavors, he served as Senior Vice President of Sportmart, growing the company’s footprint from 20 to 70 stores.  He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin School of Business and received his JD from Northwestern University Law School.  

Mitch serves on multiple Boards and is actively involved in numerous charitable and community organizations. He actively serves as Chairman of Frontline Real Estate Partners and Fyllo; he sits on the Board of Directors at Wesana Heath and Curaleaf.  

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