John Restrepo is the Principal of Las Vegas-based RCG Economics. He directs the firm’s economic and financial consulting activities and is an expert in regional economics, including Western U.S. economic and market issues and forecasting. Working and residing in Las Vegas for many years, John is a go-to source for Nevada and Western U.S. business leaders and public policymakers needing objective data and fact-based research and analysis.
For more than 40 years, John has analyzed regional economic and real estate trends in a number of complex markets, including Nevada, Arizona, California, and Texas. His many years of urban economics experience has given him a broad range of skills and technical expertise in assessing the effects of local, regional and national economic trends on urban economies and their real estate markets. John’s clients include some of the most prominent private and public Western U.S.-based organizations concerned with development and growth.
For nine of those years, John was the Director of Financial Advisory Services of the Las Vegas office of Coopers & Lybrand LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Before joining Coopers in 1990, he managed the Las Vegas office of Mountain West Research (“MWR”), a regional economics firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to working for MWR, John was the Chief Operating Officer of a 40-person regional planning and civil engineering firm based in New Orleans.
John speaks regularly before a variety of public and private sector organizations on a wide range of topics related to real estate, lodging/hospitality, economic issues and public policy issues. He has been quoted extensively in the local, regional, and national media on real estate and regional economic matters. John has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Louisiana. He also holds a M.A. in Economics and Latin American Studies from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.