About Draper and Kramer

33 West Monroe

At Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, we are a vertically integrated property and financial services company that has a long history of the successful creation, enhancement, and management of first-class real estate. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, we are led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Forrest D. Bailey, great-grandson of founder Adolph Kramer. The primary services we offer include: management of multi-family residential (rental and condominium) and commercial properties (office, industrial and retail), arranging debt and equity financing for commercial property, residential mortgage banking, and acquisitions and development.

We are a single source of real estate-related counsel to a diverse group of investors across the United States and in South America: corporations, private and institutional owners, users of real estate government agencies, condominium associations and foundations.

Our business has evolved with the needs of our commercial and consumer clients. We have the capability, for example, to help an institutional client locate the right site to develop a residential high-rise, finance its construction, supervise its design and construction, bring it to market, and manage the building. Our clients appreciate our collaborative approach and the access we provide to experts in all fields to individually address their needs. Our services include, but are not limited to:


  • Debt and equity placement
  • Residential and retail development
  • Project management
  • Asset management
  • Risk management
  • Residential and property services/management
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