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February 16, 2018

Draper and Kramer Welcomes Blas Puzon, New Senior Vice President to the Acquisitions Team

Blas Puzon has joined Draper and Kramer, Incorporated’s acquisitions, development and asset management team as a senior vice president. In this role, Puzon will draw upon his more than 20 years of commercial real estate expertise to target and expand Draper and Kramer’s property acquisition efforts in new national markets. ...

February 16, 2018

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Opens Calabasas, Calif. Branch Staffed by Area Industry Veterans

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp., one of the top 75 mortgage companies in America, has announced the opening of a new Los Angeles-area branch in Calabasas, Calif. The location previously housed a branch of a local mortgage lender, and DKMC is retaining the branch manager, top-producing loan originators and some support staff. “This new branch is a big leap for us in the Los Angeles area,” said Paul Lueken, DKMC CEO. “Bringing an entire new office on board with a veteran group of leadership, origination and support talent is absolutely ideal, and that’s what we’ve done here.” ...

February 1, 2018

President and CEO of Draper and Kramer, Incorporated named to the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News

Forrest D. Bailey serves as president and CEO of Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, and its parent company, DKH, Incorporated. The great-grandson of Draper and Kramer Co-Founder Adolph Kramer, Bailey represents the fourth generation to lead the family-owned, full-service real estate firm since its founding in 1893, and has dedicated his career to being a steward for the company’s continued success. Bailey has 40 years of experience in numerous facets of commercial and residential real estate, including finance, development, asset management, management and leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, brokerage and condominium conversions. He is also responsible for all of the operations of the firm and its subsidiaries. ...

January 5, 2018

Draper and Kramer Breaks Ground on 61 Banks Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast

Construction has started on 61 Banks Street, a new boutique residential rental building along Chicago’s lakefront. The intimate eight-story property, which will grace the last undeveloped site on North Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast neighborhood, will feature a mix of 58 upscale two- and three-bedroom residences, including seven two-story “maisonette” rowhome units with direct street-level entrances and private terraces. ...

January 2, 2018

Draper and Kramer Opens The Flats at EVO Apartments in Suburban St. Louis

Draper and Kramer, Incorporatedhas opened The Flats at EVO in the St. Louis suburb of Richmond Heights. The collection of 46 townhome-inspired rental apartments is the second phase of EVO, a multifamily property that also includes an adjacent four-story, 281-unit apartment complex that opened in 2016. The 46 units include ...


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