Rebecca Hawkinson
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Rebecca Hawkinson is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Sharp Capital Advisors. With a career background in real estate investment and development encompassing over $500mm in transaction value, she has extensive experience in financial analysis, debt and equity placements, site selection/development, and building strategic relationships.

Rebecca draws on her professional experience as a commercial landlord on a national level to guide clients as they navigate the real estate requirements of their businesses. An entrepreneur at heart, Rebecca has been an integral partner of two start-up development companies, providing her with unique insights into the challenges and opportunities facing her clients.

She has a wide-range of relationships across an array of social, municipal, cultural, and professional circles, and is an invaluable resource to her clientele when it comes to cultivating meaningful connections both in and out of cannabis. 

Rebecca serves as a volunteer for BUILD Chicago, a non-for-profit organization that serves at-risk youth in two of Chicago’s most impoverished neighborhoods to reduce gang violence and other criminal activity to BUILD futures.


  • BBA, Eastern Michigan University
Latest Post

As 2022 gets underway, it is time for in-state operators to get bigger, better, and stronger in Michigan. The relatively mature and robust Michigan cannabis market has seen a dramatic increase in capacity across the supply chain yet remains highly fragmented.

This Giving Tuesday we are asking our friends to help build better futures for Chicago youth by donating to BUILD.

Sharp sponsored the 2021 Turkey Toss with BUILD, helping feed 400 families in Chicago.

Steve Miles, Sharp's Co-Founder & CEO, was interviewed by Elliot Lane during the October 2021 Benzinga Capital Conference.

Stephen Miles, CEO, and Co-Founder will speak with Elliot Lane during the October 2021 Benzinga Capital Conference.

A lot has happened in the last six months - the legal US cannabis map is getting greener and greener by the day.

Tom Lesch, head of Livingstone's US debt practice, wrote a piece examining the lack of debt capital in the cannabis sector for cannabis-focused publication MJBiz.

Sharp is putting on a webinar to help owner/operators in the cannabis industry better understand cannabis market consolidation and its impact on owner/operators.

Sharp Capital Advisors to provide the cannabis industry with access to traditional investment banking.