Our team is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to bringing about creative and dynamic real estate solutions. We are a family owned real estate development and investment firm based out of Lincoln, Nebraska and have been in business since 2003. WRK is an award-winning firm including LEED Platinum, Gold and Silver Development projects. We also have expertise in historic renovations and tax credit programs. Most importantly, we are a team that has diverse backgrounds to creatively solve any real estate problem.


We are dedicated to development and reinvestment in community minded projects which have a greater impact than simply the one project we are leading. We pride ourselves on public/private collaboration with most projects including public funding and support to create the dynamic change. WRK works diligently to create a win, win, win project for our investors, the city we are working in, our tenants and the public which will utilize and enjoy the project. We are long term holders of our real estate portfolio and therefore focus on timeless design and quality, lasting projects.


We love real estate. We feel it is the catalyst for the most dynamic change in any city. We know that great projects will change the course of the community and will outlast our investment and create a legacy which we take extremely seriously. We care about the environment as evidenced by our LEED projects. We care about renovation appropriate buildings and creating designs which blend in to the community while moving it forward at the same time. WRK is here to be a change agent for the greater good through our creation of outstanding real estate solutions.

Meet the Team

Will Scott
Will Scott / Partner

Born and raised west of Denver Colorado, Will attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to earn degrees in finance and economics. He officially began his real estate career in 1995, working for The Principal Financial Group, covering the mid-Atlantic commercial real estate market and focusing on finance and acquisitions. After returning to Nebraska, Will worked for a Lincoln family partnership coordinating and assisting their real estate portfolio acquisition, development, marketing and management. He, along with his brother Robert, founded WRK, LLC in 2003. 

Robert Scott
Robert Scott / Partner

Born and raised west of Denver Colorado, Robert also came to Lincoln to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the same class as his brother. With additional background and work related experience in investment banking, Robert has served as a leader in many civic organizations. Robert is an active principal in WRK and is the President of Kinport and Arlington Properties, two corporations administered by WRK. Robert has served as Chairman of a publicly traded corporation and been involved with community foundations in the region. 

Brea Kniss
Brea Kniss / Associate Counsel / HR

Brea attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and earned her law degree from the University of Nebraska. Brea serves as Associate Counsel and Human Resource Manager. She assists with legal and leasing issues for the residential and commercial portfolios. When she is not hiding behind her desk drafting documents, Brea enjoys running, yoga and keeping up with her twins.

Emily Gross
Emily Gross / Controller

Emily graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Accounting.  As the Controller, she oversees the daily accounting functions for WRK’s real estate operations and development projects.  In her free time, Emily enjoys traveling to new places, attending concerts, Husker sporting events, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Jaret Waite
Jaret Waite / Director of Property Management

A graduate of UNK, Jaret oversees property management and leasing of the residential units in WRK’s portfolio. He helps design and implement the advertising plan, promotes and leases to prospective tenants, and manages tenant relations. Jaret is also responsible for residential building maintenance and capital improvements.

Courtney Stahl
Courtney Stahl / Residential Property Manager

Courtney has recently returned to Lincoln after spending the past 12 years in Colorado. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Real Estate, from Colorado State University.  Her prior experience includes residential leasing, maintenance coordinating and commercial property management.

Mike  Schroeder
Mike Schroeder / Maintenance

Mike is a native of Lincoln NE has been doing business for WRK since 2009. Mike spent time in the Air Force as a firefighter before working for Terminix. His experience led him to owning his own business for the past 8 years where he had experience in many aspects of the contracting and pest control specialties. Outside of work Mike enjoys spending time with his Wife and 2 young girls, fishing, soccer and assisting others in his community.

Alex Eden
Alex Eden / Maintenance

Kansas born but Lincoln raised, Alex has worked in new construction, remodeling and maintenance since 2003. Outside of work, Alex assists with his mother's restaurant and enjoys cooking, hiking, motorsports, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.