Draper and Kramer Wins 3 CSS Design Awards for New Corporate Website

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, is pleased to announce its new corporate website has won three CSS Design Awards: Best UI Design, Best UX Design and Best Innovation. CSS Design Awards honor and showcase freelance designers, studios and agencies for work that pushes the boundaries of user interface (UI), user … Continued

Remember the Alamo (And San Antonio)! Why This City Is A Big Market in the Lone Star State

As the second-largest city in Texas, San Antonio offers a vibrant blend of Mexican and Texan culture. Home to the historic Alamo and located only 150 miles from the border of Mexico, San Antonio is filled with rich history and mirrors the Spanish architecture of the 18th century. According to the U.S. Census, San Antonio … Continued

Aspire Residences in Chicago’s South Loop Welcomes First Move-Ins, Secures First Retail Lease

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, announces it has welcomed first move-ins at Aspire Residences, a new 24-story, 275-unit apartment tower at 2111 S. Wabash Ave. in Chicago’s South Loop. The building is currently 28% leased, and 95 residents have moved in since it opened its doors in August. Additionally, Draper and Kramer has leased 2,965 square … Continued

Draper and Kramer Honored in 2020 Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards

In the category of Best Development & Design: Mid-Rise, we received bronze honors for 61 Banks Street, our boutique luxury rental community that opened in 2019 on the last undeveloped site along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The building was recognized for evoking the timeless appeal and classic elegance of the Gold … Continued

Holiday Decorating Tips for Renters

The holidays are coming, and with that comes holiday decorating. Decorating is particularly important now, as we’re all spending more time indoors and want to fill our homes with holiday cheer. For renters, it’s essential to know what kind of decorating you’re allowed to do, as some decorating ideas could get you in trouble or … Continued

30-Year Industry Veteran Jeffrey Ross Joins Draper and Kramer as Senior Vice President for FHA/HUD Lending

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, is pleased to announce it has named Jeffrey Ross as senior vice president and chief underwriter for Federal Housing Administration/Housing and Urban Development financing in Draper and Kramer’s Commercial Finance Group. A 30-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Ross will be responsible for … Continued

Meet Me in St. Louis? What to Know About This Top U.S. City

If you love a good underdog story, St. Louis is the city for you. Constantly ranked as one of the most underrated cities in America by the likes of Thrillist and CultureTrip, the city also earns recognition for being the heart of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area and having some of the nation’s best … Continued

Understanding Your Move-in Checklist

You’ve signed the lease and received the keys to your next home. You’re about to move in! But wait. One step remains: the completion of the move-in checklist. A move-in checklist helps to document the rental unit’s condition when a tenant first moves into the apartment. Put your excitement on pause long enough to fill it … Continued

Draper and Kramer Receives 2020 Private Company Board of the Year Award

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced its board of directors has been recognized with a 2020 Private Company Board of the Year Award, honoring excellence in corporate governance. Conferred by Private Company Director, Directors and Boards and Family Business magazines, the award spotlights private company boards that go above and beyond legal governance requirements and … Continued

Work Starts on Transit-Oriented Development Near Wrigley Field in Chicago’s East Lakeview Neighborhood

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced it has started construction on a seven-story, 120-unit mixed-use development at 949 W. Dakin St. in Chicago‘s East Lakeview neighborhood. Located across the street from the Sheridan Red Line station and two and a half blocks north of Wrigley Field, the transit-oriented development replaces a single-story structure whose tenants … Continued