CHICAGO - (November 10, 2017)

Full-service real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is proud to announce it has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplace honor by the Chicago Tribune. The annual Top Workplaces list is based on results of an employee feedback survey, administered by an independent research firm, that measures multiple aspects of workplace culture.  

“As a family-owned company, we take tremendous pride in providing a progressive corporate environment that prioritizes support, training and professional development opportunities for all employees,” said Forrest Bailey, CEO of Chicago-based Draper and Kramer, which also includes residential mortgage division Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. “That makes it especially rewarding to be included on the 2017 list of Chicago’s Top Workplaces – particularly since the judges were our own employees.”    

Honored in the category of midsize workplaces, Draper and Kramer is one of just a handful of real estate firms among the 139 companies and organizations named to the 2017 Top Workplaces list, and is also among the oldest firms recognized. Since its founding in 1893, Draper and Kramer has been a Chicago-area leader in residential and commercial property management, acquisition and development, commercial finance and residential mortgage services, and today has a presence in markets across the country. 

“Our many dedicated and long-tenured employees have been a key part of building Draper and Kramer’s long-standing legacy in Chicago,” said Bailey. “In fact, we were pleased to learn that one of the prevailing themes in our Top Workplaces survey results was that our employees truly feel like part of an extended family within a family-owned business and place tremendous value on the relationships and sense of camaraderie developed over time. Overall, it is a terrific validation of the work environment we’ve created.”  


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 CorpDraper 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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