Leadership Team

Craig Ruppert


As the founder and chief executive of parent company Ruppert Companies, Craig established the culture and values at Ruppert Properties and continues to provide strategic and financial oversight. His decades of business experience and exposure to numerous industries has provided for innovative business concepts and ideas applicable to each of the companies under the Ruppert umbrella.

Bill Meissner

President/Managing Partner

Bill is the President and Managing Partner of Ruppert Properties and is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the company including investment strategy, leasing, construction, property management and financial operations. With the Ruppert Companies for 31 years, he along with partner Craig Ruppert founded Ruppert Properties in 2000. Bill attended the University of Baltimore and completed the Real Estate Finance and Development Executive Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bill is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), NAIOP National Private Developers Forum, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Kate Layman

Vice President


Kate leads the property management division with 20 years of operations and real estate management experience. Before joining Ruppert in 2019, Kate was with Avison Young where she oversaw a diverse portfolio of commercial property for national and local clients, specializing in construction management and new client transitions. Kate received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Marketing from DePaul University and holds her Certificate in Real Estate Investment from Cornell University.

Brennan McMeeken

Chief Financial Officer


Brennan is responsible for the company’s accounting and financial activities at both the property and asset level with a focus on financial reporting, investment analysis, lease administration and budget forecasting. Prior to joining the company, Brennan worked in finance and asset management roles for San Diego and Baltimore area developers. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Diego State University and Master of Business Administration from Frostburg State University.

Matthew Poffenbarger

Vice President of Construction


Matt manages all construction activities and oversees the company’s tenant fit-out, renovation, and ground-up projects. Prior to joining Ruppert, Matt worked in project management for Morgan Keller Construction and Forrester Construction. Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Geoscience from Pennsylvania State University.

Nick Pirone

Director of Investments


Nick is responsible for identifying investment opportunities and leading the acquisition process. He also oversees leasing activity during stabilization periods for value-add assets and development projects. Prior to joining Ruppert, he held a senior position with one of the largest capital markets firms on the East Coast. Nick holds his Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Sales Marketing from Arizona State University.

Ruppert Properties Sees Strong Leasing Activity at Westview Corporate Office Center

FREDERICK, MD – Ruppert Properties is thrilled to announce the addition of two new office leases totaling 16,000 square feet at Westview Corporate Office Center.  HomeCall, Inc., a national supplier of in-home healthcare services, has leased 11,500 square feet. HomeCall will be relocating from 270 Tech Park, another Ruppert Properties ...

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Ruppert Properties Announces the Signing of Two Leases at 270 Technology Park

FREDERICK, MD – Ruppert Properties is pleased to announce the signing of two leases at 270 Technology Park. Shimadzu, a global corporation that focuses on manufacturing scientific instruments, has leased approximately 5,000 square feet of space at 5330 Spectrum Drive. This lease extends Shimadzu’s occupancy which was previously under a ...

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Ruppert Properties Announces New 18,400 SF Pickleball Facility in Stanford Industrial Park

Frederick, MD – Ruppert Properties is happy to announce a new lease with Dill Dinkers Pickleball Club for 18,400 SF at 3950 Dartmouth Court, located in Frederick, Maryland. Dill Dinkers is a dedicated indoor pickleball facility, serving players of all levels. “We are thrilled to be working with Ruppert Properties ...

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