CHICAGO - (April 21, 2023)

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated is pleased to announce that 61 Banks Street, the firm’s 57-unit ultra-luxury boutique Gold Coast property, has been honored with a 2023 Chicagoland Apartment Marketing and Management Excellence (CAMME) Award for Property Excellence.

Located on a prominent stretch of Lake Shore Drive, 61 Banks was designed by award-winning architect Booth Hansen with interiors by Darcy Bonner and landscaping by Jacobs/Ryan. The two- and three-bedroom residences offer unparalleled rental living with Lake Michigan views, full amenities, and expansive floor plans with high-end finishes including premium engineered plank flooring, natural stone countertops and Bosch and Jenn-Air stainless appliances. The elegantly designed building elevates rental living to new levels, and since its 2019 opening, 61 Banks has exceeded expectations across multiple benchmarks, including occupancy, which has consistently remained at or near full occupancy due to high demand for this level of luxury residences.

“With 61 Banks we are proud to have created a destination for rental living that our residents are truly proud to call home,” said Julie Stevlingson, senior vice president and director of management services at Draper and Kramer. “By building a strong sense of community through daily interactions between residents and staff and encouraging engagement through regular resident programs and events, we have ensured not only resident retention, but also resident satisfaction remain at exceedingly high levels. This award is a testament to our on-site team’s dedication to customer service and excellence.”

The 2023 CAMME Awards were presented by the Chicagoland Apartment Association on Friday, April 14, at the Marriott Marquis Chicago, during its signature event to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in the multifamily housing industry.

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 to meet the needs of its clients 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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For more information, contact Jeremy Barewin, [email protected], (312) 267-4533.

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Looking up the exterior of the 61 Banks Street building on a cloudy day.

61 Banks Street: Draper and Kramer’s 61 Banks Street, a 57-unit ultra-luxury boutique Gold Coast property, has been honored with a 2023 Chicagoland Apartment Marketing and Management Excellence (CAMME) Award for Property Excellence.

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