Who We Are

Rachel Elias Wein

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Rachel Elias Wein is an experienced executive, business strategist, and board director. Rachel serves as an independent director of Alpine Income Property Trust, Essential Growth Properties, and St. Petersburg Police Pension Fund. With two decades of service to many of the nation’s largest essential retailers and institutional commercial real estate owners spanning retail, industrial, office, gaming, and hospitality sectors, Rachel is a trusted advisor in times of change. Her demonstrated success developing and implementing transformative strategies for both owners and operators provide valuable and unmatched perspective.

Rachel is an independent director of Alpine Income Property Trust (NYSE: PINE) where she is a member of both the Audit and Compensation committees. Alpine Income Property Trust is a single tenant net lease REIT based in Winter Park, Florida with a national portfolio of retail assets.

Rachel is a trustee of the City of St. Petersburg Police Department Pension Fund, responsible for the administration, operation, and investments of the Police Pension Plan. St. Petersburg’s Police, Fire, and City Pension Fund assets total $3 billion.

Rachel is an advisory board member of Essential Growth Properties, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Essential Growth Properties is a private equity real estate investment company focused on the acquisition and redevelopment of grocery-anchored shopping centers nationwide.

Previously, Rachel served on the advisory board and was a shareholder of Ravti Corporation, a privately held PropTech company focused on HVAC systems and automation. Ravti was acquired by Building Engines in 2020.

Rachel is the founder and chief executive of WeinPlus, a strategic advisory and investment firm. In this capacity, Rachel develops and implements strategy for enterprise-wide capital allocation and portfolio transformation, and is a general partner on strategic portfolio transactions. Founded in 2009, WeinPlus serves essential retailers Walgreens, The Kroger Co., and Publix Super Markets, as well as real estate investment trusts, private equity funds, and educational endowments in retail, industrial, office, and hospitality sectors. A creative problem solver with cultural sensitivity, Rachel has led capital allocation activities for several of the nation’s largest retailers, C-Corp to REIT conversions, and has served as interim CEO for a private real estate company.

Previously, Rachel served as a development executive with The Sembler Company primarily focused on Target-anchored shopping center developments and a senior associate with Ernst & Young’s (EY) Real Estate Advisory practice, advising on $38 billion in mergers and acquisitions including CVS/Eckerd, Sprint/Nextel, and Dunkin Brands/Baskin Robbins as well as $2 billion in capital programs including Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts in Biloxi, Mississippi (gaming and hospitality) and the Janelia Research Campus of Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Loudon County, Virginia.

Rachel serves on the International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation Board of Directors, the advisory board of the University of Florida’s Bergstrom Center for Real Estate and previously served as Chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s Commercial Retail Development Council (Gold). Rachel earned a Bachelor of Design, Master of Architecture, and Master of Science (Real Estate) from the University of Florida, Gainesville and was a licensed architect from 2006 to 2015. Rachel resides in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband David and their three sons.

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 DrasitesSenior Managing 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



Get In Touch

Phone 727-386-9346
Email rwein@weinpl.us