Ruppert Properties Announces New Partners, Promotions

News, Press Release

Frederick, MD – Ruppert Properties has announced the promotion of three members of their existing leadership team.  Kate Layman has been named Vice President of Ruppert Properties, Brennan McMeeken will serve as Chief Financial Officer, and Matt Poffenbarger will continue to develop the company’s construction services as Vice President of Construction.

Along with these promotions, Ruppert has named Layman, McMeeken, and Poffenbarger as partners in Ruppert Properties.

Kate Layman was hired in 2019 as Director of Property Management.  Within a year she had established the foundation that would form Ruppert Management as a separately held management services company.  Under her leadership, Ruppert expanded to include third-party management services, growing their owned and managed portfolio by 1 million square feet during that time.

In 2018, Brennan McMeeken joined Ruppert as Director of Finance and Accounting.  The full-time position was new to Ruppert, and Brennan quickly implemented state-of-the-art accounting systems to support the development of a best-in-class finance and accounting department.  His ability to communicate detailed and accurate financial data to clients both internal and external has supported sound investment policy and decision making throughout his time at Ruppert.

Formerly a project manager with a major construction firm, Matt Poffenbarger brought over 20 years of commercial construction experience to Ruppert when he was hired in 2018.  Matt’s background and industry expertise has contributed significantly to the company’s success in all construction activities including tenant fit-outs, renovations, and ground-up projects.

“Kate, Brennan, and Matt were hired with the intent that they would utilize their extensive individual experience to aid future growth at Ruppert,” commented Bill Meissner, President and Managing Partner of Ruppert Properties.  “To say they have done so is an understatement, and this announcement acknowledges both their significant past contributions as well as their importance to the future of our company.”

In their new roles, Layman, McMeeken, and Poffenbarger will continue with their existing day-to-day management responsibilities.  In addition, they will have an expanded role in the corporate operations and overall growth strategy of Ruppert Properties.

Ruppert Properties is a family and employee owned commercial real estate investment company that invests, owns and manages flex, industrial and office properties throughout the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan region. Ruppert’s industry experience and hands-on approach to development, construction, leasing and management allows the company to competitively serve a wide variety of users. For more information, visit


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