A message from our president:
R&R Realty Group is a real estate company. A service company. A people company. We are planners, developers, marketers, and managers. Dedicated to value. Committed to quality. Inevitably, our success is linked to your success. So we guard your interests as we would our own. With diligence, determination, and a good old-fashioned work ethic. We expect that of us. We demand it of ourselves. In the end, our job is never finished until you are satisfied. It’s what quality is all about, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Call us. -Mark Rupprecht
Our mission statement:
Set the standard for real estate companies
Conduct our business with integrity
Establish long-term relationships built on trust
Provide the best value
Deliver quality customer service
Our core values:
Do the right thing
Keep our commitments
Passionately pursue excellence
We before me
We believe in giving back
The team members of R&R Realty Group continue to say “YES” to the many needs in the Greater Des Moines area. Helping people is what we do at R&R Realty Group. Beyond serving our clients’ needs, our professionals devote their time, money, and efforts to several local charities and activities, including the United Way of Central Iowa, ChildServe, Youth Emergency Services and Shelter (YESS), Variety of Iowa, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, BRAVO, Make-A-Wish, Food Bank of Iowa, and many more. Our willingness to help is rooted deep in our culture; it’s part of our company’s core values.
United Way of Central Iowa
Each year, thanks to the generous contributions of our employees, R&R Realty Group makes a generous donation to the United Way of Central Iowa to provide necessary programs and services to help local people in need. R&R is pleased to announce the 2018 United Way campaign resulted in a record-breaking year with a total of $150,725.79 raised.
Another record that was proudly smashed? Employee participation topped 90 percent for 2018.
Through the support of R&R Realty and the community, children find comfort at Dorothy’s House, designed to provide a holistic approach to helping teen girls and youth who have been victims of severe sexual abuse/assault and sex trafficking to achieve a healthy, happy, and productive life in the communities that have supported their recovery.
With the passion of R&R’s volunteer committee, fundraising efforts led up to a donation to Dorothy’s House for $22,765.25.
Family Promise of Greater Des Moines
Employees of R&R Realty Group raised $19,826.85 for Family Promise of Greater Des Moines during an annual fundraising campaign. Family Promise is a Des Moines-based nonprofit that assists homeless families with children in their search for safe, affordable and permanent housing.
“I’m proud of our team for rising to the occasion to support such a worthwhile organization,” said Mark Rupprecht, President of R&R Realty Group. “Family Promise serves an incredibly important need within our community and we’re honored to help them pursue their mission.”
YMCA Supportive Housing Campus
R&R volunteers have helped to serve meals to members of the homeless community at the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus in Des Moines.
YMCA Supportive Housing is a community solution to help eliminate homelessness by providing Hope, Dignity, and Support in the form of permanent supportive housing. The Housing First Model helps people who are homeless (or who are at-risk of homelessness) move into stable and secure permanent housing supplemented by supportive services. Case management, transportation assistance, food/clothing/hygiene pantries, rental assistance, and other services help people meet their basic needs and reach their life goals. The campus provides a place to call home for 140 men and women. The constant wait list demonstrates the needs for affordable housing in the community.
Habitat for Humanity Rebuilding Together
For over 10 years, R&R Realty Group has teamed up with the Greater Des Moines affiliate of Rebuilding Together to assist a local family in “rebuilding” their home. R&R employees, paired with numerous vendor volunteers, came together and worked hard to make a family’s dream come true.
Rebuilding Together is the leading volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly, disabled, and families with dependent children. There is no cost to qualified homeowners for the services provided. Non-profit facilities can also qualify for services. Although plans and preparations go on throughout the year, volunteers come together for one day of hard work, Rebuilding Day, traditionally the first Saturday in May.
Youth Emergency Services & Shelter
Employees of R&R Realty Group have conducted various fundraising campaigns for Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS). Most recently, the organization finished a capital campaign that resulted in a 19,000 SF addition to their Des Moines building, raising total bed count from 60 to 92.
YESS is home to Iowa’s largest and most comprehensive emergency shelter for kids, which provides a safe haven and wraparound support to more than 800 children (newborn through age 17) per year. In addition, the agency cares for hundreds of children in the community to keep them safe and healthy in their own homes. YESS is a nationally-accredited nonprofit organization that uniquely serves the community’s most vulnerable children and creates an environment where families can thrive.
What’s our story?
Founded by Daniel Rupprecht as a commercial real estate company in 1985, R&R Realty Group quickly became one of the largest real estate development and property management firms in Iowa. R&R currently owns and manages 9.2 million square feet of office, retail, multifamily and warehouse facilities. In addition, R&R owns more than 500 acres of land for future development. By virtue of our successful past, R&R Realty Group has evolved into a full-service real estate company. Today, our subsidiary services include construction management, brokerage, development, acquisitions, property management, and technology services.
1985: R&R is Founded
R&R Realty Group begins operations and within a year acquires the land for Three Fountains Office Park and Aurora Business Park while also developing the Terrace Center Building.
1986: Winwood Apartments
Our first (and to this day, largest) multi-family development was Winwood Apartments in Johnston. The community features 418 units, two clubhouses, a pool and an exercise facility.
1988: Country Club Office Plaza
160 acres of land along what is now Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines would eventually become Country Club Office Plaza. Development began three years after R&R acquired the land, kicking off with the construction of the Wells Fargo Card Services Building.
1996: Meredith Business Park
Throughout the 1990s, R&R grew its portfolio to include warehouse spaces alongside office and flex options. These warehouse developments included Meredith Business Park and Interstate Acres Industrial Park, both located within Urbandale’s Urban Loop.
2000: R&R Subsidiaries Created
As R&R continued to grow, leadership saw an opportunity. Various departments were transformed into subsidiary companies that continue to grow and thrive to this day. These subsidiaries include:
- R&R Real Estate Advisors
- Management Professionals, Inc.
- R&R Equity Partners
- Realty Technology Services
- Development Services Corporation
- ICON Construction
2005: Continued Growth
Throughout the 2000s, R&R continued to grow, acquiring Country Club Village Apartments in West Des Moines and commencing development on Paragon Office Park in Urbandale. Also acquired during this time was Capitol Center, a trio of office buildings located in the heart of Des Moines’ Historic East Village. Other activities included the construction of Marsh’s Des Moines office in 2006.
2007: Paragon Prairie Tower
A centerpiece of R&R’s development history, this 120-foot icon tells of the accomplishments and aspirations of the people of Iowa and the Midwest while paying homage to the history of the native Iowa prairie. The image is clad of state-of-the-art Italian glass mosaic tile and the base of the column integrates a frieze of prairie grass in modeled relief.
2008: Weathering the Storm
As the Great Recession swept across the economy, R&R displayed resolve and prudence through a series of moves, including renovations at existing buildings and the acquisition of Regency West Office Park. Throughout the difficult economic period, the primary commitment was to customers and partners.
2015: Prairie Business Park
Since 2015, R&R has been developing, constructing and leasing a new generation of warehouse space in Grimes. Prairie Business Park has attracted users due to its in-demand features like 32 foot clear heights and ESFR fire suppression systems. When completed, the park will house nearly 1,000,000 square feet of space.
2018: The Paradigm Building
Located on Meredith Drive in Urbandale’s Urban Loop area, the Paradigm Building is a brand-new speculative office building with amenities intended to help employers attract and retain top talent. Special attention was given to collaborative spaces, both indoor and outdoor.
2019: The Westfield Campus
The Westfield Campus is the crown jewel in R&R’s portfolio of office space. Built alongside Jordan Creek Parkway in Country Club Office Park, Westfield is 180,000 square feet of modern office space unlike anything else in the Des Moines metro. Features of the campus include a common space available to customers, two outdoor collaborative work areas, underground parking and a top of the line exercise facility. The Westfield Campus isn’t just an office. It’s the office of the future.