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Rachel Elias Wein

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Rachel Elias Wein is a seasoned executive and business strategist focused on the impact of evolving consumer trends on commercial real estate. Rachel serves as the principal strategic advisor to leading institutional real estate owners and retailers including Walgreens, The Kroger Co., and Publix Super Markets, representing tens of billions of dollars and tens of thousands of assets.

As an expert in consumer trends, digital adoption, and commercial real estate, Rachel advises organizations on omnichannel fleet optimization, data-focused digital transformation, capital allocation strategy, future-of-retail, and fulfillment and supply chain innovation. Rachel’s unique experience leading change for both owners and operators lends a valuable perspective for companies evolving to meet the needs of the rapidly changing consumer.

Previously, 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 mergers & acquisitions and capital programs.

Rachel serves as an Advisory Board Member at Ravti Corporation, a privately-held CRE tech startup, and the University of Florida’s Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Great Explorations Children’s Museum, Tampa Bay International School, as Chair of the Camp Judaea Inc. Property Board of Directors, as Chair-Elect for the Urban Land Institute’s CRC Council (Gold Flight), and has twice served as Open Air Summit Co-Chair for ICSC.

Rachel earned Master’s degrees in both real estate and architecture and an undergraduate degree in design from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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

Jeff ChamberlainSenior Vice President, Publix

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

We were looking for someone with extensive national exposure to bring us a fresh, unbiased view of our marketplace and portfolio opportunities. Rachel guides us as we seek to be both unique and best-in-class; balancing business success with our deep community ties and cultural values.

Walter ThoemmesManaging Director, Commercial Real Estate

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

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