ST. LOUIS - (May 19, 2017)

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a full-service national real estate firm, is pleased to announce it was honored with four awards at the St. Louis Apartment Association Rising Star Awards, which were held April 28. The awards banquet is hosted annually by the St. Louis Apartment Association (SLAA) to recognize the work of the organization’s members in the industry.

“St. Louis is an extremely important market for Draper and Kramer, since we currently own and manage several properties here, and are also currently developing new rental communities in the area,” said Julie Johnson, senior vice president and director of management services for Draper and Kramer. “It is very gratifying to have our St. Louis-area properties and staff recognized by the SLAA for outstanding performance, confirming the confidence we have in our team as top property management professionals.”

Draper and Kramer received the SLAA’s Property of the Year award for Fieldpointe of St. Louis, a recently renovated community of 318 luxury apartments located in the West County area of St. Louis. Honored in the market rate category for properties built prior to 2000 and with up to 400 units, Fieldpointe of St. Louis was recognized for its outstanding offering of amenities as well as customer service and management policies that deliver an exceptional experience for residents. The property’s management team organizes multiple resident events throughout the year designed to create a sense of community, such as annual holiday and pool parties, and also engages residents to supports local charities through activities such as toy and food drives. The Rising Star nomination also highlighted several new management tools recently incorporated by the Fieldpointe’s management team, including the introduction of Entrata, a live 24-hour answering service; the use of Satisfacts Research to collect resident feedback following move-ins, lease renewals, move-outs and maintenance requests; and the adoption of an updated version of Yardi to provide easier accessibility and time management tools to agents.

Additionally, three Draper and Kramer employees were honored with individual SLAA Rising Star Awards:

  • Michael Meador, Multi-Site Maintenance Supervisor/Capital Improvement Director of the Year. As head engineer of St. Louis operations for Draper and Kramer, Meador oversees the maintenance operations for 1,109 rental units, including managing major renovations and capital improvement projects as well as make-ready turns.
  • Julie Henderson, Groundsperson/Housekeeper of the Year. A 22-year employee of Draper and Kramer, Henderson is part of the janitorial/grounds staff at Hampton Gardens Apartments in the historic “Hill” area of St. Louis.
  • Mark Harris, Maintenance Technician of the Year (201 to 401+ Units). Harris is a maintenance technician for Draper and Kramer at Fieldpointe of St. Louis.

One of the largest property management firms in Chicago, Draper and Kramer has a national 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 leading 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 Mortgage Corp. 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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