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February 2017

Congratulations to the 2016 REA Production Award Recipients! 


Top Producer Award - Kate Byus 

RainMaker Award - Adam Kaduce 


Congratulations to 2016 MPI Excellence in Service Recipients!


Productivity - Jake Newman  

Efficiency and Technology- Chuck Pickett 

Leadership & Coaching - John McFarland 

Customer Service - Kristin Crowder 


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January 2017

A well deserved honor has been awarded to R&R Realty's Chris Curran as a new inductee to the 2016 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame published by Midwest Real Estate News. Chris is a Senior Vice President with R&R and has over 18 years of experience in commercial real estate.


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January 2017

An exciting nomination comes to R&R Equity Partner's own Jackie Johansen as a Person To Watch in 2017 per the Des Moines Register. The nomination announcement read, "Jackie Johansen, Des Moines. In her work at R&R Equity Partners as well as away from work, she has shown that her core passion is for the good of the cause. Her focus on the community, family and the benefits of others makes her a unique and valuable asset to Des Moines."


 

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November 2016


The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce presents R&R Realty Group the honor of Best in Class in the Commercial Real Estate category.

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October 28, 2016 

R&R Realty Group breaks ground on the expansion of Prairie Business Park. 

R&R Realty Group, an Iowa-based full-service real estate company, has broken ground on the expansion of Prairie Business Park in Grimes with an additional class A industrial facility.

“The demand for industrial space continues to be strong and the 32’ celling height has been incredibly popular,” says Paul Rupprecht, President of Real Estate Advisors. “We not only see traditional distribution customers in the market, but also recreational/sports users, church space, non-traditional office users and e-commerce fulfillment centers.”

Prairie Business Park II is currently available for pre-lease with completion and occupancy in the Fall of 2017. The park is located near the southeast corner of S. James Street and SE 37th Street in Grimes with excellent access to the soon expanded Highway 141 and Intestate 80/35.  

Read more here

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October 2016

Top Workplace 

R&R Realty Group has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplace honor by the Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results on an employee feedback survey administered by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. The survey measures attributes such as motivation, loyalty, work/life flexibility, and many more!

This is the 5th year in a row R&R has been recognized by the Top Workplace survey. Employees say:

“I love what I do, the people I work with, and the atmosphere. We are encouraged to grow and are able to contribute more. I feel what I do matters and everyone is included.”

“Everyone I work around conducts themselves professionally and is very committed to providing the best service to our perspective clients. R&R is a well-respected real estate company in our community.”

Read more about R&R here 

 

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September 30, 2016

R&R Realty Group unveils Westfield Complex

Unique office park will bring "urban amenities" to West Des Moines; assist local businesses in enhancing corporate culture for employees.

R&R Realty Group, an Iowa-based full-service real estate company, has announced the development of Westfield Complex, a unique $27 million office campus that will

“We are so excited about the dynamic amenities that Westfield Complex will bring to West Des Moines that R&R will be the first company to call it home,” said Mark Rupprecht, president of R&R Realty Group. “This eclectic new campus will not only accommodate the growth we’ve seen as a leader in commercial real estate, but it will create a wonderful environment that our associates seek and deserve.” meet the growing demand for West Des Moines office space while enhancing the work experience for today’s employees. While developing Westfield Complex, the R&R Realty team quickly realized it would be the ideal location for its new corporate headquarters. 

 

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September 2016

Doggy Swim Days 

Sierra Pointe Apartments may have closed for the season, but on September 16th and 17th the pool was reopened for the canine residents! Dogs throughout the building enjoyed a refreshing swim and some tasty treats! Sierra Pointe Apartments are one of R&R's many apartment complexes that are both dog and cat friendly! 

 Read more about Sierra Apartments here. 

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August 2016 

Partnership With Mediacom 

R&R is the first property owner and developer to take advantage of a program in which Mediacom Business pays the steep cost of extending fiber optics to office, retail and industrial buildings. This partnership greatlybenefits both companies.  R&R’s President Mark Rupprecht has long been an advocate of providing the best internet service available for commercial and residential tenants and he feels this partnership will only improve this objective.  

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July 2016 

Summer Party 

Winwood Apartments hosted their annual summer party on July 22nd! The evening consisted of balloon sculptures, a pie eating contest, Popeyes catering, and plenty of prizes and giveaways! 

Learn more about Winwood Apartments here. 

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June 2016 

Midwest Real Estate News 

R&R Realty Group has been recognized as the “Best of the Best” by Midwest Real Estate News. R&R was ranked among the top 20 in the Best of the Best Top Owners category and among the top 50 in the Best of the Best Top Brokers category. Management Professions, Inc. a subsidiary of R&R Realty Group was ranked among the top 4 in the Best of the Best Top Property Management Category. 

Midwest Real Estate News is the region’s leading magazine for commercial real estate news The “Best of the Best” edition is an annual survey with multiple categories. The Top Owners and Top Property Management Category rankings were based on total square feet owned or managed. This publication includes all commercial real estate and property management companies with offices in the 14 state Midwest region. 

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May 2016 

62W Apartments 

Tenants are able to sign their first lease at 62W apartments! 62W apartments are located in Johnston, Iowa, which is the 16th “Best Place to Live” according to Money Magazine! Not only is Johnston a quick, convenient commute to the heart of Des Moines, but it is also home to the headquarters of  successful businesses such as Iowa Public Television and Pioneer. 

Read more about 62W apartments here

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February 2016

INTL FCStone Renews Commitment to West Des Moines; Leases 25,000 SF in Newport Building                           

INTL FCStone announced that the company has signed a long-term lease for 25,00 SF in R&R’s Newport Building, located in West Des Moines. The Newport building is being constructed at 1075 Jordan Creek Parkway, within the Country Club Office Plaza, just south of I-80. Country Club Office Plaza is among the premier office parks in the greater Des Moines area. This well-established area is maturing and experiencing new growth, as evidenced by $435 million in construction permits filed in West Des Moines in 2105. INTL FCStone will occupy the entire third floor of the 75,000 square-foot, three-story building. The remaining 50,000 square feet is the largest spec space in Des Moines in the last 10 years. 

Read more about the Newport Building here 

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December 2015

United Way Day of Action

R&R Realty Group employees traveled to Findley Elementary in Des Moines to share a couple of hours with the 3rd graders reading the book "Stellaluna". The employees helped the students understand character empathy and point of view. Their involvement helped build the students' literacy skills and confidence. R&R Realty Group was glad to devote time to the United Way Read Learn Success program. The company has a strong devotion to helping the community, and the six employee volunteers were grateful to spend time helping children at Findley Elementary. 

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November 2015 

R&R buys former golf range and adjacent land in Urbandale

R&R Realty Group has bought 81.5 acres of land at the Urbandale intersection. The property is north of Interstate 25/8- and south of Northwest 54th Avenue and east of 100th street. The Iowa Department of Transportation has announced plans to rebuild the 100th Street Bridge over the intersection and add onramps and offramps. The Highway 141 interchange is the next exit to the west, and IDOT plans to improve that intersection as well. All of the bridge work enhances the property’s appeal for development. The area is party of a planned unit development that calls for a mix of office and industrial uses.

R&R President Mark Rupprecht said the company will begin working on a master plan for the property this winter. Until development is underway, the land will be farmed. R&R is known for its campuslike developments and its patience in moving forward with projects. R&R waited several years for Plum Drive to be extended west of 86th Street before putting together plans for its Highland Pointe office and retail development on 40 acres it owns in the area.

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November 2015

2016 United Way Campaign

R&R Realty Group completed its annual campaign in October. The team generously donated $138,327 and had an outstanding participation rate of 94%. R&R Realty group ran a week long campaign that included special events like "Pop the Balloon" to win prizes and free time away from the office. Each day was themed: Tie Tuesday, Wild Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, Frightful Golf Friday. The most popular event was the new mini-golf tournament; each department created a themed mini-golf hole and employees were encouraged to golf during lunch to support the United Way of Central Iowa. 

"Thanks to the generosity of our employees, our campaign results represents continuing strong support for the critical programs and services needed in our community," says Mark Rupprecht, President of R&R Realty Group.

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November 2015

2015 Top Workplace 

R&R Realty Group has been award a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.  Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. "The Top Workplace award is not a popularity contest," says Doug Claffey, CEO of Workplace Dynamics. "But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. Time and time again, our research has proven that what's most important tot hem is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it's going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in ti together," Claffey adds.  

"We are fortunate that our employees continue to recognize our organization through the feedback the survey provides," says Mark Rupprecht, President of R&R Realty Group. This is the fourth year in a row that R&R has been recognized by the Top Workplaces Survey. 

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August 2015

R&R Realty breaks ground on The Residences at 62W in Johnston, Iowa.                                       

In response to the need in Johnston, Iowa for sophisticated, luxury apartments, R&R Realty Group (R&R) recently announced the development of The Residences at 62W and started construction this summer.

The Residences at 62W will offer 137 units in a building located 6000 NW 62nd Avenue, Johnston, Iowa with a long list of upscale amenities. The amenities are offered to give residents a luxurious living environment in a convenient location, with easy access to Merle Hay Road and I-80/35. The Johnston area around The Residences at 62W has plenty of shopping, restaurants, doctor offices, and churches for residents to enjoy.  R&R Realty Group plans to move residents into The Residences at 62W beginning in Fall 2016.

                                                                                                                                                      

Every unit will include:

·         Full Size Washer/Dryer                                                                                         

·         Gourmet Kitchens

·         Granite Countertops

·         Soft Close Cabinetry

·         Large Walk In Closets

·         Pocket Offices

 

The Residences at 62W offers all residents access to common area amenities such as:

·         Fitness Center

·         Business Center

·         Pet Spa                                                            

·         Bike Storage

·         Bike Repair/Workshop

·         Yoga/Pilates Room

·         Game Room

·         Underground Parking

·         Trash Chutes

·         Community Room

·         Outdoor Grilling/Fire Pit Shelter

·         Resort-style Saltwater Swimming Pool

·         Storage Units

 

“The Des Moines market, specifically the Johnston area, has a clear need for luxury, multi-family development. We are excited to develop The Residences at 62W to help meet that demand for professionals and active adults,” says Mark Rupprecht, President of R&R Realty Group. “We will develop The Residences at 62W with the full intent of owning the project for the long term, and we will use our experience from previous developments including Winwood Apartments in Johnston, and the luxury Sierra Pointe Apartments in West Des Moines to ensure quality.”

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July 2015

R&R Realty Group has been recognized as the “Best of the Best” by Midwest Real Estate News.  The Company was ranked #17 in the Midwest in the Best of the Best Top  Owners category.  Management Professionals, Inc. a subsidiary of R&R Realty Group, was ranked #33 in the Best of the Best Property Management category and ranked #44 for Top Brokers for total Leasing Transactions and Investment Sales.

 

Midwest Real Estate News is the region’s leading magazine for commercial real estate news.  The “Best of the Best” edition is an annual survey with multiple categories.  The Top Owners and Top Property Management category rankings were based on total square feet owned or managed.  The publication includes all commercial real estate and property management companies with offices in the 14 state Midwest region.

 

“It is fantastic to see the hard work of our team at R&R be recognized by Midwest Real Estate News” said Mark Rupprecht, President of R&R Realty.  “We continue to reinvest in our community.  We want Central Iowa to have a strong real estate sector,” said Rupprecht.  “The key to our success is the success and growth of our customers.”

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May 2015

R&R Realty Group (R&R), Iowa’s largest real estate developer, recently completed a new class A industrial facility, Prairie Business Park I, located in Grimes, Iowa.

Prairie Business Park I is located on the southeast corner of S. James Street and SE 37th Street in Grimes, Iowa and offers excellent access to Highway 141 and Interstate 80/35.  The 260,000 square foot facility is equipped with ESFR sprinklers and features 32’ clear heights, which increases pallet capacity by 20-25%, compared to 26’ clear height facilities. Plans for a second warehouse in Prairie Business Park are underway, and the listing agent, Realty Marketing Group, has space available for pre-lease.

 

“We are excited to have R&R Realty Group contributing to the economic development of Grimes. Prairie Business Park will play an important role in the industrial growth in our community. R&R builds quality warehouses that will attract first-class companies to the City of Grimes, which is in line with our goals,” says Tom Armstrong, Mayor of Grimes.

 

“The industrial market in Des Moines has performed well over the past 18 months,” says Paul Rupprecht, President of Realty Marketing Group, listing agent for Interstate Acres and Meredith Business Park in Urbandale. “We have seen strong demand for this type of product in our market, and this has prompted us to respond to the growing need for warehouse space.”

 

R&R Realty Group is the area’s premier full-service real estate company with development, brokerage, construction, property management, technology, capital management, and acquisition services. Founded in 1985 by Daniel Rupprecht, R&R is the largest commercial real estate company in Iowa with over 6 million square feet of office, retail, multi-family, and warehouse facilities. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

April 2015


The Greater Iowa Apartment Association (GIAA), recently awarded two R&R employees for outstanding accomplishments.  Jenny Livingston, Vice President-Tenant Relations was named Regional/Multi Site Supervisor of the Year, and Ruth Pope, Leasing Manager-Sierra Pointe Apartments was awarded Leasing Professional of the Year.  Both award winners were determined by a panel of interviewers from National Apartment Association.

The Greater Iowa Apartment Association is the leading advocate for quality rental housing in Iowa.  As the only NAA affiliate in Iowa, GIAA offers the finest in industry- focused education.  National Apartment Association accredited designations such as CAM (Certified Apartment Manager), NALP (National Apartment Leasing Professional), and CAS (Certified Apartment Supplier) can only be found through the Greater Iowa Apartment Association. tion affiliates with a standardized set of questions and criteria for each candidate.  Congratulations to both recipients!

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February 2015

R&R Realty Group (R&R) recently announced the completion of the newly built luxury Sierra Pointe Apartments located at 7171 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa.

In response to the need for luxury apartments in the area, R&R developed and designed Sierra Pointe Apartments with upscale amenities in mind. The sophisticated apartments feature an on-site saltwater pool, walk-in closets, underground heated parking, free 100 MB internet, and many other amenities delivering an upscale lifestyle. “We aim to fit the lifestyle and convenience that citizens of West Des Moines, commuters to the area and Snow Birds are searching for,” says Jenny Livingston, Vice President of Management Professionals, an R&R Realty Group subsidiary. “At Sierra Pointe, we wanted to offer something truly different in the luxury home arena. After working with multi-family strategic consultants, we compiled unique amenities and designs that are different from what you find in the West Des Moines market today.”

Sierra Pointe offers 127 units in a 3-story building, located in a convenient area near hospitals, churches, doctor offices and shopping near Jordan Creek Mall. “West Des Moines is very excited to have Sierra Pointe Apartments as the City believes there is a market for high-end apartment living. With underground parking, granite countertops and high quality finishes, R&R is the first developer to bring this product type to the market in our City.” Tom Hadden, City Manager.

“We continue to see a demand for high quality apartments in this area,” says Mark Rupprecht, President of R&R Realty Group. “R&R is proud to be leading the trend to bring West Des Moines such a sophisticated, luxury apartment that is in demand amongst professionals and active adults.”

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May 2014

R&R Realty Group (R&R), Iowa’s largest real estate developer, recently announced plans for Prairie Business Park, a 40-acre “Class A” warehouse development.

Prairie Business Park is located on the southeast corner of S. James Street and SE 37th Street in Grimes, Iowa and will offer excellent access to Highway 141 and Interstate 80/35.  The business park will consist of up to 510,000 square feet with 32’ clear heights and ESFR-ready warehouse facilities.  Construction of the first warehouse building, consisting of 208,000 square feet, will be completed later this year.

 

“We are excited to have R&R Realty Group contributing to the economic development of Grimes. Prairie Business Park will play an important role in the industrial growth in our community. R&R builds quality warehouses that will attract first-class companies to the City of Grimes, which is in line with our goals,” says Tom Armstrong, Mayor of Grimes.

 

“We have continued to see a strong demand for warehouse space in the Des Moines area over this past year,” says Paul Rupprecht, President of Realty Marketing Group, listing agent for Interstate Acres and Meredith Business Park in Urbandale. “This has prompted us to listen to the market and respond to the growing needs of businesses for warehouse space.”

 

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March 2014

 

REJ Blog recognizes R&R Realty Group as a contributor to Omaha's steady recovery that includes the new R&R office development, Fountain West.

 

"Meanwhile, Lockwood Development is building a 50,000-square-foot speculative office building at Sterling Ridge, while R&R Realty of Des Moines, Iowa, is in the planning stages of Fountain West Office Park to be located at the southwest corner of 192nd Street and West Dodge Road. The first phase of Fountain West, to rise from the ground soon, is a speculative 75,000-square-foot office building."

 

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February 2014

Construction Services, Inc., a subsidiary of R&R Realty Group, was recognized at the Master Builders of Iowa Conference on Tuesday, February 18. The Masters Award was created to recognize the exceptional efforts of a construction team in executing the process of completing a project. Projects considered for the award reflect good management skills, imagination, perseverance under unusual and challenging conditions, and/or innovative construction techniques. CSI earned the award in the $1 Million to $5 Million Category for the work completed at the ITA Group. Click here to see the ITA Group space.

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January 2014

 

Adam Kaduce, Commercial Real Estate Manager of Realty Marketing Group was recently selected as part of the Business Records’ 2014 Class of Forty Under 40 honorees. This honor will be profiled in the March 7, 2014 edition of the Business Record. R&R Realty Group would like to congratulate Adam on this well-deserved honor.

Adam is a high-energy leasing professional for Realty Marketing Group, a subsidiary of R&R Realty Group. Focusing on his clients and building strong relationships has brought Adam success in leasing in all areas of the company’s 6 million square foot portfolio of office, industrial, flex and retail space in Des Moines. When working with clients, Adam’s goal is to anticipate issues, facilitate solutions and exceed expectations.

 

Adam grew up in Urbandale, Iowa, received his Jurist Doctorate from Drake Law School and has a passion for the Des Moines area. This is evident in the many organizations Adam is involved with including Capitol City Connection, Urbandale Education Foundation, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce GenYP, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee, Des Moines AM Rotary Club, Johnston Community School District Mock Trial, and Drake University Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute National Advisory Council, just to name a few.

 

Forty local business leaders under the age of 40 who have demonstrated impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement are selected by past Forty Under 40 honorees every year. This year marks the 15th annual Forty Under 40 honor, bringing the total numbers of honorees to 600 since 2000.

 

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January 2014

Tom Gayman, CPM, Senior Vice President of Realty Marketing Group was recently honored as part of the Midwest Real Estate News’ 2013 Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.

Tom’s thirty year commercial real estate career has been centered on building long lasting relationships with business owners and real estate professionals.  When working with customers, Tom always seeks to meet their needs and exceed their expectations.  He has an energetic passion for providing efficient and cost effective real estate solutions. His philosophy has been to bring vitality, passion and results to every client, seeing each interaction as an opportunity.

 Tom is an active sales and leasing representative in all areas of the real estate portfolio and has contributed to the development of R&R’s 6 million square feet of property in Des Moines.  Tom is also an active member of his community as a past president of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce and is currently serving his second term on the Urbandale City Council.  R&R Realty Group would like to congratulate Tom on his induction to the Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.

 The Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame honors the biggest names in the commercial real estate industry including developers, brokers, attorneys and other commercial real estate professionals. Inductees are selected based on their career success as well as their dedication to their industries and local communities.

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December 2013

R&R Realty Group Customers come together this holiday season to raise OVER 7,000lbs of food for the Food Bank of Central Iowa. 

This was our biggest year yet and we are so EXCITED!! Thank you to all of our customers who rallied to help hungry Central Iowans. We are also very lucky to have support from Waste Management who provided the containers and T&M Services who provided the trucks and staff to move everything to the food bank.

 

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May 2013

 

In reaction to the need in West Des Moines for sophisticated, luxury apartments, R&R Realty Group (R&R) recently announced the development of the new Sierra Pointe Apartments.

 

The Sierra Pointe Apartments homes will offer 127 units across two 3 story buildings located at 7200 Woodland Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa with a long list of upscale amenities. “We aim to fit the lifestyle and convenience that citizens of West Des Moines, commuters to the area and Snow Birds are searching for,” says Jenny Livingston, Vice President of Management Professionals, an R&R Realty Group subsidiary. “At Sierra Pointe, we wanted to offer something truly different in the luxury home arena. After working with multi-family strategic consultants, we compiled unique amenities and designs that are different from what you find in the West Des Moines market today.”

The list of amenities allows residents to have close access to hospitals, churches, doctor offices and shopping without the traffic and congestion of the mall while being surrounded by green areas, a pond and walking trail. These amenities include:

·         Open, contemporary design concepts with 9’ vaulted ceilings

·         Granite Countertops

·         Underground parking

·         Shopping carts in the parking area to easily transport groceries home

·         A car wash bay in the underground parking area

·         Controlled Access for security

·         Cyber Café offering WiFi

·         24 hour fitness center

·         Elevators and trash shoots

·         Select Concierge Services

·         Privately enclosed Swimming Pool and hot tub

·         Club House for social events

·         Recycle friendly

·         Bicycle friendly

“R&R is proud to be leading the trend to bring West Des Moines such a sophisticated, luxury apartment that is in demand amongst professionals and active adults,” says Mark Rupprecht, President of R&R Realty Group. “In developing Sierra Pointe Apartments, we will implement our learning points and experience from our other apartment properties including Winwood Apartments in Johnston and Country Club Village in West Des Moines. What makes R&R different from other multi-family developers is that we make decisions knowing we will own the complex for the long term. We will develop, construct and manage Sierra Pointe Apartments and work to satisfy the residents for years to come rather than selling to local or out of state investors.”

R&R Realty Group is a full service real estate company with expertise in development, brokerage, construction management, property management, information technology services and real estate investments and is among the largest commercial real estate companies in Iowa with over 6 million square feet under management. R&R was formed in 1985 by Daniel Rupprecht and remains family-owned.

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