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Rachel Elias Wein

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Rachel Elias Wein is an experienced executive, business strategist, and board director with a principal focus on the impact of evolving consumer trends on commercial real estate. With over 15 years of service to many of the nation’s largest essential retailers and institutional real estate owners, Rachel is a trusted advisor in times of change. Her experience guiding both owners and operators provides a valuable and unmatched perspective.

Rachel is the founder and chief executive of WeinPlus, a strategic consultancy focused on consumer, retail, and commercial real estate sectors. In this capacity, Rachel advises organizations on enterprise-wide capital allocation, investments and M&A, and supply chain innovation. Client companies include Walgreens, The Kroger Co., and Publix Super Markets, as well as public and private real estate owners with combined portfolios of +$60 billion representing tens of thousands of assets.

Rachel serves on the Board of Directors of Alpine Income Property Trust (NYSE: PINE) where she serves on the Audit and Compensation committees. Alpine is a single tenant net lease REIT based in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Previously, Rachel served on the Advisory Board of Ravti Corporation, a privately held commercial real estate technology company focused on HVAC system management and maintenance. Ravti was acquired by Building Engines in 2020.

Rachel serves on several not-for-profit boards including Tampa Bay International School, Camp Judaea Property Inc., and the University of Florida’s Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate. Rachel is Chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s Commercial Retail Development Council (Gold Flight) and serves on the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Open Air Committee.

Prior to founding WeinPlus, Rachel served as a development executive with The Sembler Company and a senior associate with Ernst & Young’s (EY) Real Estate Advisory practice, counseling clients on over $40 billion in M&A and capital programs. Rachel earned master’s degrees in both real estate and architecture and an undergraduate degree in design from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Rachel brings together the many facets of the real estate ecosystem, from finance and development to the retailer's perspective. She brings a partnership mentality and intellectual honesty, collaborating as a member of the team to understand where we're coming from and where we need to go. She has a unique ability to diagnose a situation and unlock value.

Chris NobleDivisional Vice President, Real Estate, Walgreens

Smart, dedicated, professional and proven, Rachel immediately feels part of our team, a partner not a consultant.

Jeff ChamberlainSenior Vice President, Publix

Rachel is constantly on the cutting edge, thinking about what’s changing in our industry and how we can adapt to drive outsized performance. She pinpoints the most critical strategic needs and makes it happen, bridging the strategy-execution gap.

Andrea DrasitesManaging Director, Blackstone

Rachel has an unmatched level of expertise across the industry. She ensures that we move with speed that matters; in a thoughtful way that balances outside perspective with the unique needs of the internal team. She challenges the status quo to ensure large, established companies like Kroger are uncovering the best opportunities to maximize customer value.

Nick HodgeVP Corporate Real Estate, The Kroger Co

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