Rachel Elias Wein appointed to planning committee of UF Trends and Strategies Conference

ST. PETERSBURG – Rachel Elias Wein, AIA, founder and principal of WeinPlus Real Estate Advisory Services in St. Petersburg, has been appointed to the planning committee that will coordinate the University of Florida’s Real Estate Trends and Strategies Conference to be held in Orlando early next year. Wein, who graduated from the University of Florida […]

WeinPlus Chief Executive Says Three Big Trends Changing Commercial Real Estate Strategies, Development Plans

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Three major industry trends brought on by the recession are changing how commercial property is developed in Florida, says one management strategist. All three trends are likely to be long term and suggest a major rethinking of commercial investment, development and design strategies, said Rachel Elias Wein, AIA, founder and principal […]

WeinPlus Chief Executive Says for Many Real Estate Companies, Revenue Opportunities Lie “Between the Cracks”

ST. PETERSBURG, FL— Most companies do fairly well at optimizing productivity within individual departments. But substantial revenue opportunities—and profits—often lie “between the cracks,” says Rachel Elias Wein (top right photo) at WeinPlus Real Estate Advisory Services in St. Petersburg. Wein, whose firm specializes in helping real estate owners, developers, lenders and management companies manage their […]

Distress is cheap, but tough to manage

Distressed commercial properties are available practically anywhere, at discounts up to 60%. But managing those assets will be more difficult even as the economy recovers. So says Rachel Elias Wein, principal of St. Petersburg-based WeinPlus Associates and a property management consultant. Although investors are able to easily buy loans on distressed assets, she says, managing […]

Operating Distressed Commercial Real Estate Assets as Economy Recovers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For investors with cash, the economic recession is rife with opportunities, allowing purchases of office, retail, industrial and multifamily properties at discounts that range from 40 percent to 60 percent and more. But managing those assets as the economy recovers will be more difficult than the already challenging distressed acquisition process, […]

Tenant Retention, Renewal is a Cost Effective Development Strategy

Tenant retention and lease renewal ranks as one of the most cost-effective development strategies a commercial property owner can implement. Old-school landlords might smirk at such a claim, but for the new genera­tion of professional property managers, property owners and advisors who will define Florida’s post-recession real es­tate market, tenant retention ranks at the top […]

WeinPlus Launches New Website to Assist Commercial Property Owners Maximize Revenues

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — WeinPlus Real Estate Advisory Services, the St. Petersburg firm that works with commercial property owners, developers and management firms to maximize revenues and streamline development and construction practices, has launched a new web site at www.weinplusassociates.com to teach real estate professionals how to prosper in a recessionary economy. Rachel Elias Wein, AIA, […]

WeinPlus Awarded Consulting Contract

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — WeinPlus Real Estate Advisory Services in St. Petersburg was recently awarded a major consulting contract to optimize tenant improvement and ground-up construction processes for Equity One, Inc., the Miami-based real estate investment trust that specializes in the acquisition, asset management, development and redevelopment of quality retail properties throughout the U.S. Rachel […]

Recovery Agent


When times were good in commercial real estate, property owners weren’t all that concerned about saving money. Now, naturally, they want to cut costs in any area that makes sense — and that has turned out to be good business for Rachel Elias Wein.

Rachel Wein, Principal of WeinPlus to Speak at University of Florida School of Architecture

Rachel Elias Wein, AIA, principal of WeinPlus, Associates Real Estate Advisory Services in St. Petersburg, will speak at the University of Florida School of Architecture on Jan. 14. Wein said she plans to address the challenges and opportunities that face entry level architects in the field. Wein, who earned Bachelor of Design, Master of Architecture and […]

Analysis, Renegotiation Saves Developer More Than $2 Million

In November 2009 development of the Meres Town Center grocery-anchored retail project in Tarpon Springs, Florida nearly ground to a halt when the site contractor – crippled by the real estate downturn – filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and stopped paying subcontractors working on the project. For investor/developer Forge Capital Partners, Meres Town Center was a […]

Commercial Real Estate Markets Appear to be Improving

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Cautious optimism continues to be the theme of Tampa Bay area commercial real estate veterans and industry analysts. Cushman & Wakefield’s third quarter market report notes improved consumer and business confidence. A same period analysis by Studley, the tenant advisory firm, is headlined “Poised for Growth.” “In Tampa Bay, indicators that showed that the region […]