Walter Loeb is President of Loeb Associates Inc., management consultants to domestic and international retail companies, real estate developers, apparel companies and other businesses associated with the retail industry. He also helps related companies with strategic planning. He speaks frequently at seminars and meetings and has appeared on many financial news programs on TV and radio. Some of his observations are published monthly in Stores Magazine. He was a Senior Retail Analyst and Principal of Morgan Stanley from 1974 to 1990. Prior retail industry experience also includes: Vice President and Retail Analyst, Johnson Redbook Services, a publisher of retail industry research, P.K. Halsted & Associates, Inc., an international retail consulting firm. Prior to that he held senior executive positions with Macy's, the May Department Stores, and Allied Stores for more than 20 years. He is also on the Board of the National Retail Federation, and chairs the NRF Associate Member Advisory Council.