Carlos is an experienced investor and real estate developer, manager, and strategic advisor with a primary focus on alternative investments and real estate verticals. Throughout his career, Carlos has demonstrated a keen sense of trends and emerging opportunities. His ability to envision what is possible has taken him from land development, through the international art world, and most recently to legal cannabis.
Additionally, Carlos is a strategic advisor and manager on alternative asset investments and holdings to family offices and high net worth individuals. Carlos has vast experience in market evaluations, project feasibility, investment analysis, financial structuring, and capital sourcing. He excels at finding the most cost-effective way to bring capital to projects while securing a high return on investment.
Over 5 years ago, Carlos shifted his focus from the Texas real estate market to the emerging opportunities in the rapidly-growing legal cannabis industry, sourcing, evaluating, and placing multiple equity investments in early stage multi-state and international cannabis companies. He founded OMGreens in 2014, through which he advised on alternative asset holdings and administration on current alternative asset holdings particularly in the cannabis industry. He is the founder of Greenbelt Capital which focuses on sale lease backs of licensed cannabis properties. In addition to this industry being a tremendous opportunity for investors, it unites Carlos’s passions as an advocate for health, personal liberty, social justice, and improving people’s lives and consciousness. Carlos is also an active advocate for Texas cannabis reform.
Carlos has also been a featured speaker on cannabis investment opportunities at the Texas Marijuana Policy Conference and the Austin Cannabis Entrepreneurs conference. Additionally, Carlos serves on the SXSW Advisory Board for the Cannabuisness and the Culture and Connection Tracks.
With over two decades of experience in the natural foods retail industry and alternative medicine, Mary Olivar has devoted herself to being a passionate advocate of health, wellness and wellbeing. Her broad breadth of experience in food, nutrition, health, and medicine has given her a keen sense of emerging trends and demographic preferences and buying patterns, as well as an excellent ability to evaluate brand and product strength and viability in emerging wellness markets.
A California native with a New England classical education, Mary has also lived in New Mexico; Colorado; and North Carolina. She currently very happily resides in Austin, Texas, where is tremendously excited to shape the future of the legal cannabis industry.