Kenneth W. Gronbach
Demographer • Futurist • Author
Ken Gronbach is predicting that the United States and the Americas, because of their superior demographics over any other continent, will excel culturally and economically in these uncertain times.
Ken is president of KGC Direct, LLC and is an internationally respected demographer who has been able to forecast societal, commercial, economic, cultural, and political phenomena with uncanny accuracy. Ken’s unusual blend of marketing savvy and common-sense demography, based on over twenty-five years of proprietary demographic study, sets him apart. Ken keynotes all over the United States and the world. His company does high value customized demographic research. You will find that Ken’s steadfast position, that the United States is the best nation on earth and his firm belief that the country’s best days are ahead, season his spirited presentations with an unmistakable pro-American enthusiasm.
Founder & CEO, WeinPlus
Rachel Elias Wein is an experienced executive, business strategist, and independent board director. With two decades of service to many of the nation’s largest essential retailers and institutional real estate owners, as well as service on public, private, and pension fund boards, Rachel is a trusted advisor in times of change. Her expertise guiding both owners and operators provides a valuable and unmatched perspective.
Rachel is the founder and chief executive of WeinPlus, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on consumer and commercial real estate sectors. In this capacity, Rachel serves as an advisor on enterprise-wide capital allocation and as a general partner on strategic portfolio transactions. WeinPlus serves essential retailers Walgreens, The Kroger Co., and Publix Super Markets, as well as public REITs, fund managers, and educational endowments.
SVP, National Director Research Services, Marcus & Millichap
John Chang serves as the National Director of Research Services for Marcus & Millichap. He is responsible for the production of the firm’s vast array of commercial real estate research publications, tools and services. Under his leadership, Marcus & Millichap has become a leading source of market analysis, insight and forecasting, and the firm’s research is regularly quoted throughout the industry and in mainstream business media. John oversees a team of dedicated real estate research professionals who produce the firm’s more than 1,000 annual market research publications and conference presentations. These detailed reports, analyses and presentations integrate economic and financial market trends with insights on all major commercial property types including: Hotels, Industrial, Manufactured Housing, Multi-family, Office, Medical Office, Retail Multi-Tenant, Retail Single-Tenant, Self-Storage and Seniors Housing.
John is a seasoned industry analyst who has been quoted in numerous publications and is an active member of the NMHC Research Foundation Advisory Committee, the ICSC North American Research Task Force and the NAIOP Research Foundation. He regularly presents at a wide range of conferences and events hosted by industry-leading organizations such as the NMHC, NAIOP, ULI, CCIM, ICSC,SSA and numerous others. John joined Marcus & Millichap in April 1997 as a Research Manager in the Seattle office. After holding executive marketing and e-business positions with premier residential real estate firms in the Pacific Northwest, he rejoined Marcus& Millichap in November 2007 as the head of its Research Services division. John was elected as Vice President in 2010, advanced to First Vice President in 2013and promoted to Senior Vice President in 2018.