2018 Speakers

Rachel Elias Wein, Founder & President

Rachel Elias Wein

Founder & President, WeinPlus

Ms. Wein is the Founder and President 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 scaling and optimization, REIT conversion, and organization-wide operational improvements. Previously, Ms. Wein 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 and $2 billion in construction. A licensed architect for ten years, Ms. Wein graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida, Gainesville, where she earned Masters degrees in both real estate and architecture and an Undergraduate degree in design. She serves on the boards of directors for the University of Florida’s Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center and Great Explorations Children’s Museum as well as the Advisory Board of Ravti, a CRE Tech start-up, the ULI Commercial Retail Development Council (Vice Chairman, Gold Flight) and the ICSC Open Air Committee (Summit Co-Chair).