What we do

WALGREENS
CHALLENGEChanging consumer preferences, both related and unrelated to the Covid-19 pandemic, have created challenges for legacy retailers. With national footprints encompassing thousands of stores built over several decades, retailers must adapt for the customer of today and tomorrow.
OPPORTUNITYWith 10,000+ assets, Walgreens has the opportunity to make strategic changes to their national portfolio, optimizing their retail, industrial, and office fleet with a data-driven approach to value creation; including changes to their physical footprint, from number of locations and formats, to distribution means and methods.
SOLUTIONAdvise executive leadership on capital allocation and organizational design, with a specific focus on the owned portfolio. Uncover opportunities related to critical transactional and digital initiatives to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars in value.
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 Noble
Divisional Vice President, Real Estate, Walgreens
Kroger
CHALLENGEThe largest grocery retailer in America is adapting to the growing omnichannel needs of the customer. With over 2,800 locations and a 135-year history, the company launched Restock Kroger to redefine the grocery experience both in-store and online.
OPPORTUNITYMaximizing value for the Restock Kroger initiative through the transformation of Kroger Real Estate, which oversees $15 billion of retail, manufacturing, distribution and office assets.
SOLUTIONOver a 15-month period, WeinPlus provided a strategic evaluation of the Kroger portfolio and partnered with leadership to oversee enterprise-wide changes to drive portfolio and organizational transformation. Our efforts resulted in significant value creation at an enterprise level, contributing to successful capital allocation strategies while supporting Kroger's mission to feed the human spirit.
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 Hodge
VP Corporate Real Estate, The Kroger Co
Kamehameha Schools
CHALLENGEOne of the ten largest educational endowments in the country with assets exceeding $11 billion, including $4 billion in commercial real estate, seeks to become a best-in-class real estate owner.
OPPORTUNITYAs the largest landowner in Hawai'i with 360,000 acres of land (including 2,500 acres of urban Honolulu) and 275 commercial real estate assets primarily focused on retail, resort and industrial, the portfolio has enormous potential for long-term redevelopment and community engagement.
SOLUTIONA top-to-bottom assessment of the commercial real estate team, processes and systems and subsequent implementation of portfolio-wide initiatives related to capital allocation, leasing, development and asset management. Subsequent strategic advisory during COVID-19 business interruption.
"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 Thoemmes
Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate
Publix Super Markets
CHALLENGEAn industry-leading grocery retailer with over 1,200 locations is furthering their strategic goals by acquiring Publix-anchored shopping centers throughout their 7-state footprint.
OPPORTUNITYDevelop an operating platform for a growing portfolio that responds to the unique needs of a retailer-landlord and is both nimble and consistent with Publix’s culture.
SOLUTIONSince 2009, provide ongoing strategic support for the owned asset portfolio which has tripled in the last three years and now exceeds 400 assets, making Publix Super Markets one of the ten largest shopping center owners in the country.
“Smart, dedicated, professional and proven, Rachel immediately feels part of our team, a partner not a consultant.”
Jeff Chamberlain
Senior Vice President, Publix
Alexander & Baldwin
CHALLENGEA 147-year-old organization is transitioning from an agriculturally-focused business into one primarily focused on Hawaiian commercial real estate.
OPPORTUNITYDevelop a vertically-integrated real estate organization with a best-in-class team and supporting processes and systems.
SOLUTIONSuccessful transformation to a real estate investment trust (REIT) including the in-sourcing of property management and leasing in 16 months.
“Rachel is innovative in her solutions, tenacious in keeping plans on track and always insightful. We highly value her wide lens filled with unique perspectives.”
Lance Parker
President, A&B Properties

Partners

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

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

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