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RIPCO Real Estate's chief operating officer, Mark Kaplan, has been promoted to president

RIPCO Promotes COO Mark Kaplan to President 

RIPCO Real Estate LLC has promoted Mark Kaplan to president. Kaplan will also continue to serve as the company’s COO. 

As president, Kaplan will oversee company operations, expansion, implementing new initiatives, and sourcing strategic opportunities. Additionally, he will work closely with RIPCO principals Peter Ripka, Todd Cooper and Gene Spiegelman to nurture and expand RIPCO’s culture of collaboration and client commitment that has been cultivated over the past t31 years. 

“This promotion is earned and well deserved,” said Peter Ripka, co-founder of RIPCO along with Todd Cooper. “Mark is highly intelligent, ambitious, analytical, creative and solves problems in fair minded ways. He is a natural born leader and more important than anything, he has become family for us, and we enjoy working with him every single day.” 

Kaplan is also an executive board member of the Long Island Real Estate Group and co-founder of its Next Generation Division. 


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