How to Keep Your Dog Safe This Summer

It has already been a year of record heat waves, and there’s the potential for even more dangerous weather this summer. The news is full of headlines about the millions of people being impacted by the excessive heat this year. Don’t forget that many of them own pets, too. If you live in an area … Continued

Tips for Upgrading Your Bed

This may be hard to believe, but the average individual spends 26 years of their life sleeping. With that much time in bed, it is imperative to invest in mattresses and bed frames that provide comfort and strong back support. In this article, we dive into best practices for upgrading your bed, including the headboard, … Continued

Draper and Kramer’s Colleen Needham Named Property Manager of the Year by Illinois Real Estate Journal

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, today announced that Colleen Needham, assistant vice president and regional manager, was named Property Manager of the Year by Illinois Real Estate Journal (IREJ). The honor was presented to Needham at IREJ’s 2022 Real Estate Awards, held July 13 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago in … Continued

Tips for Throwing Alcohol-Free Get-Togethers This Summer

Summertime is party time! It’s a season for festivals, weddings, reunions, and much, much more. Holidays and vacation days multiply the opportunities to make memories together. To make time for summer fun, many individuals are especially industrious the rest of the year. For a long, long time, alcohol was a given at many a gathering. In … Continued

Exploring Interior Design Trends: Incorporating Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year: “Very Peri”

Every year, the team of color experts at Pantone selects a shade for their Color Of The Year. The hue is meant to reflect the current year and is often used in fashion, beauty, and interior design. Pantone’s color of the year for 2022 is a beautiful shade of periwinkle called Very Peri. What is … Continued

Draper and Kramer Acquires Luxury Rental Community Senita on Cave Creek in Phoenix

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, today announced it has added to its national portfolio of multifamily properties with the purchase of Senita on Cave Creek, a 15-building, 240-unit luxury rental community at 23555 N. Desert Peak Parkway in Phoenix. This is the company’s first property acquisition in Arizona. Terms of … Continued

Our Summer 2022 Guide on the Best Places to Swim Around Las Colinas, TX

Las Colinas is a 12,000-acre master-planned community in Irving, Texas. Elements of its visionary urban planning are emulated by architects from around the world. It is home to major corporate headquarters as well as the Irving Convention Center. There are also many single-family residences and apartment homes here. Thousands of residents also call Las Colinas home. Water … Continued

Tips for Upgrading Your Dining Table

For most apartment dwellers, a dining table is one of the most important pieces of furniture in the home. It’s more than just a space to share meals with your friends, family, and loved ones. A dining table can also double as an area for you to take work calls, a space for the kids … Continued

Exploring Interior Design Trends: Enhanced Outdoor Furniture

As we continue to spend more time entertaining outdoors, our patios and balconies have become an extension of our home, offering an additional area to host guests or unwind after a busy day. Additionally, with so many of us working from home, private outdoor space has become an extension of our office, which may mean … Continued

Draper and Kramer Promotes Gordon Ziegenhagen to Senior Vice President

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, is pleased to announce it has promoted Gordon Ziegenhagen from vice president to senior vice president. In this role, Ziegenhagen will continue leading new development opportunities for the company in Chicago, including 1649 N. Halsted, a proposed 133-unit multifamily project in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, and 330 W. … Continued