Ms. Elias Wein is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WeinPlus, a strategy and management consulting firm focused exclusively on retail and real estate sectors. Ms. Wein serves as the principal strategic advisor to leading public and private real estate companies and national retailers with combined portfolios in excess of $25 billion. Ms. Wein’s expertise is focused on enterprise-level strategic change including portfolio transformation, REIT conversion, and organization-wide operational improvements. Previously, Rachel served as a development executive with The Sembler Company and a senior associate with EY’s Transaction Real Estate and Construction Advisory practices, counseling clients on over $40 billion in transactions. A licensed architect for ten years, Ms. Elias Wein earned Masters degrees in both real estate and architecture and an Undergraduate degree in design from the University of Florida, Gainesville. She serves on the boards of directors for the University of Florida’s Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, and Camp Judaea (Chairman of Property Board) as well as the Advisory Board of Ravti, a CRE Tech start-up, the ULI Commercial Retail Development Council (Chairman-elect, Gold Flight) and the ICSC Open Air Committee (Summit Co-Chair).
Rachel Elias Wein
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
“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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