People turn dreams into reality.

OUR TEAM

We know this isn’t an individual sport. Bringing big ideas and grand visions to life takes a team of special individuals, people who are intelligent, passionate and diverse, working in unison to see our goals come to life.

Jake Wagner

CO-CEO, PARTNER

Wagner leads strategic planning, development, finance, operations and the legal department for Republic Property Group, ensuring that each community’s design will provide meaningful impact to residents and the surrounding region. He also manages RPG’s extensive homebuilder programs, with an active role in architectural style design, financing and civic and government approvals.

Since joining RPG in 2006, Wagner has led significant land acquisition projects contributing to the company’s steady growth. He also co-founded the company’s HOA management group. Previously, Wagner worked in land brokerage in North Texas.

Jake is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and serves as Vice-Chair for the CDC Green Council. In 2016, ULI named Wagner to its list of global 40 under 40 leaders. The Dallas native serves on the Alumni Board for St. Mark’s School and is a member of the Alumni Association for Texas Cowboys.

Wagner graduated from the University of Texas and currently lives in Dallas with his wife and their three children.

Tony Ruggeri

CO-CEO, PARTNER

Ruggeri is responsible for defining a vision for each community or product Republic Property Group develops, and oversees the company’s construction, operations, marketing, HR, technology, and community programming teams to ensure vision translates into reality.

Since joining RPG in 2005, Ruggeri has extended Republic Property Group’s portfolio beyond land or home development to include HOA and hospitality management, broadband services and a telehealth platform for North Texas residents.

The Dallas Business Journal named Ruggeri to its list of 40 Under 40 honorees in 2017 and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas YPO chapter and the Urban Land Institute CDC Gold Council.

Tony grew up in Dallas, attending St. Mark’s School, and graduated cum laude from Boston College. He currently lives in the East Dallas neighborhood Lakewood with his wife and their three children

Mark Kiker

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Kiker oversees financial reporting, business plan analysis, payroll, company benefits and insurance, as well as development insurance, financing and strategic partnerships related to Republic Property Group’s communities across North Texas.

He joined RPG in 2006 and has led company acquisitions, as well as secured special financing districts and entitlements. Previously, Kiker worked in tax reporting and analysis for the Archon Group, with a focus on large real estate portfolios.

Mark is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma.