CHICAGO - (August 05, 2016)

 Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a full-service national real estate firm, has announced that Shruti Kumar, CPM®, a senior property manager with the firm’s residential property management division, has been appointed to serve on the 2017 Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Chicago Governing Council as secretary. 

“We’re so proud of Shruti for her ongoing commitment to professional development through involvement with industry organizations like IREM,” said Julie Johnson, CPM, senior vice president of management services for Chicago-based Draper and Kramer. “For the last eight years, Shruti has been managing some of Draper and Kramer’s largest rental communities with excellent fiscal control and an organizational approach that keeps operations running smoothly. We know those same qualities that make her so valuable to our team will make her a terrific asset to IREM as well.” 

Currently, Kumar is senior property manager of Lake Meadows Apartmentswhere she oversees 1,869 rental units in the mixed-use community that includes four high-rise and five mid-rise towers on 70 acres in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Located between 31st and 35th streets, east of Martin Luther King Drive, the apartments offer city, park and lake views, and easy access to downtown Chicago via Lake Shore Drive. 

“Serving on the 2017 IREM Chicago Council is an exciting opportunity for me to connect with others in the field and continue to broaden my knowledge of the industry,” said Kumar. “I am especially grateful to Draper and Kramer for helping me to grow professionally so that I’m equipped to take on this new challenge.” 

IREM is an international community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting superior management through education and information sharing. Kumar will begin her fouryear commitment to serve on the IREM Chicago Governing Council in October. Her one-year term as secretary will lead to serving as treasurer in 2018, president-elect in 2019 and president in 2020.     

Since January 2016, Kumar has been a volunteer with IREM Chicagoinvolved in assisting the governing council in member outreach, providing job shadow opportunities to property management students, planning IREM events and interviewing CPM candidates.  

Kumar joined Draper and Kramer in 2008 as a property manager of high-rise buildings. Previously, she was a property manager with Finger Companies and A and R Katz.  

One of the largest property management firms in Chicago, Draper and Kramer has a residential management portfolio of more than 10,000 rental units across Chicago, St. Louis, San Antonio and Minneapolis, as well as 25,000 condominium residences throughout Chicago. 

About Draper and Kramer, Incorporated

Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated is family-owned and one of the largest privately held full-service real estate firms in the U.S. Draper and Kramer is headquartered in Chicago with a national reach and broad offering of services. The company’s expertise spans residential and commercial property management and leasing; debt and equity financing for commercial properties; residential and commercial acquisition and development; and residential mortgage services through Draper and Kramer affiliate 1st Advantage Mortgage. Draper and Kramer provides a single source of real estate-related counsel to a diverse group of investors in real estate across the U.S including corporations; private and institutional owners and users of real estate; government agencies; condominium associations; and foundations. For more information, visit 

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For more information, contact Sarah Lyons,, (312) 267-4520. 


Shruti Kumar, CPM®, a senior property manager with Draper and Kramer’s residential property management division, has been appointed to serve on the 2017 IREM Chicago Governing Council as secretary 

A portrait of Shruti Kumar.

Shruti Kumar, CPM®, a senior property manager with Draper and Kramer’s residential property management division, has been appointed to serve on the 2017 IREM Chicago Governing Council as secretary.

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