CHICAGO - (November 29, 2016)
Full-service national real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Incorporated announces it has promoted Ian Novak, CPM, PCAM, to the position of vice president, director of condominium management services. Additionally, the firm has appointed Jay Howell, director of operations for Draper and Kramer, to also serve as operations manager for its condominium management services group.
“It’s a real testament to the depth and track record of Draper and Kramer’s residential management group that we had two ideal internal candidates to tap for these leadership roles,” said Julie Johnson, senior vice president and director of management services for Draper and Kramer. “It’s a busy and exciting time for this division, especially with several recent additions to our management portfolio in the last few months. We’re proud to have such a great team in place as we build on our reputation as one of the top management firms in the country.”
A nine-year veteran of the condominium property management industry, Novak brings substantial hands-on expertise to his new position, having managed and supervised an array of condominiums ranging from 25 to 450 units and totaling approximately 2,600 residences. Having joined Draper and Kramer in 2008 as a property manager and property supervisor, Novak most recently served as vice president in the residential management division. As director of condominium management services, Novak’s responsibilities will include developing new business, focusing on board relations and ensuring compliance with condo law and practices. Novak is a graduate of Webster University in St. Louis and is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management.
“Ian brings a great combination of practical property experience and managerial acumen to this position, which will serve him well as he guides the team managing our portfolio of associations and properties,” said Johnson. “And thanks to his tenure with Draper and Kramer, he’ll be able to hit the ground running in this leadership position.”
As operations manager for condominium management services, Howell will support Novak and his team in the areas of operations and accounting. Howell will also continue to serve as director of operations for Draper and Kramer, a position he has held since 2014. A 12-year industry veteran, Howell joined Draper and Kramer in 2005 in the residential management division.
“We’re fortunate to have Jay available as such a knowledgeable resource for our team, particularly with the latest additions to our condominium management portfolio. Here in Chicago, we recently took over management of The Manhattan, a 104-unit condo association at 431 S. Dearborn St., and The Marquee Condo Association, a 208-unit association at 1464 S. Michigan Ave.,” said Johnson. “We’re continually seeking out new efficiencies in our processes, and Jay’s in-depth expertise in this industry will be extremely valuable.
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 www.draperandkramer.com.
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Draper and Kramer has promoted Ian Novak, CPM, PCAM, to the position of vice president, director of condominium management services.
Draper and Kramer has appointed Jay Howell, the firm’s direct of operations, to also serve as operations manager for its condominium management services group.