CHICAGO - (November 17, 2022)

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, is pleased to announce it has been named a 2022 Top Workplace 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.

Going from a pandemic into a volatile economic climate has had a definite impact on the personal and professional lives of everyone in our firm, which makes earning a top workplace recognition in 2022 particularly meaningful,” said Christine Ramsey, chief administrative officer for Chicago-based Draper and Kramer, which also includes residential mortgage division Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. “The past couple of years have underscored the importance of being nimble as a company and prepared to respond to the unexpected. Those are qualities that have been at the forefront of our nearly 130 years in business, and we are proud to remain true to our roots as a family-owned business that places a priority on supporting, caring for and engaging our employees.”

Honored in the category of midsize workplaces, Draper and Kramer is one of only a handful of real estate firms among the 192 companies and organizations named to the 2022 Top Workplaces list. It is also among the oldest companies recognized. Since its founding in 1893, Draper and Kramer has been a Chicago-area leader in residential and commercial acquisition, development, property management and leasing; commercial finance; and residential mortgage services. Today, the company has a presence in markets across the country. Draper and Kramer previously received the Tribune honor for three consecutive years, from 2017 to 2019.

The feedback we receive from our employees through the Top Workplaces program and other culture-defining feedback channels like the annual q12 survey by Gallup – as well as through small group forums and direct, daily interactions our executive team has with staff – always provide timely insight into what is on the minds of our teams.,” said Ramsey. “Remaining an employer of choice in this industry takes ongoing work and a dedication to providing development and growth opportunities. While receiving a recognition like this validates our efforts, it is the commitment that Draper and Kramer places on fostering an employee engagement culture that ultimately drives our future success.”

About Draper and Kramer, Incorporated

Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is a trusted financial and property services provider with a deep commitment to people, excellence, service and integrity spanning more than 125 years. Family-owned and one of the leading privately held real estate services firms in the U.S., Draper and Kramer is headquartered in Chicago with a national reach and broad offering of services. The company’s decades-long heritage has evolved over the years and today spans expertise in residential and commercial development, acquisition, property management and leasing; debt and equity financing for commercial properties; and residential mortgage services through affiliate Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Draper and Kramer provides a single source of real estate-related counsel to a diverse group of real estate investors across the U.S., including corporations; private and institutional owners and users of real estate; government agencies; and foundations. For more information, visit

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Chicago-based Draper and Kramer Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, has been named a 2022 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune.

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