John Restrepo, Principal
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 Mountain West 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. decision and policy makers when they need data and analysis.
For eight years, John was the Director of Financial Advisory Services in Las Vegas for Coopers & Lybrand LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Before joining Coopers & Lybrand in 1990, he managed the Las Vegas office of Mountain West Research, a regional economics firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to heading up Mountain West Research, John was the Chief Operating Officer of a 40-person regional planning and civil engineering firm based in New Orleans.
Decades of Experience as a Nevada and Mountain West Economic Specialist
For 34 years, John has analyzed regional economic and real estate trends in a number of complex markets, including Nevada, Arizona, California, and Texas. His 25 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.
John speaks regularly before a variety of business groups on a wide range of topics related to real estate, gaming and economic forecasts. He has been quoted extensively in the local, regional, and national media on real estate and regional economics issues.
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.