CHICAGO - (May 29, 2024)

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, today announced Amber Redding, property management specialist, received the 2024 Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) Excellence Award from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)’s Chicago chapter. The award was presented to Redding at IREM Chicago’s annual Premier Awards, held May 10 at Chicago’s Drake Hotel.

“Amber is incredibly dedicated to her residents and the overall living experience at the properties she oversees. Under her management, her most recent community won awards for resident satisfaction, and her leadership is certainly a major factor in those recognitions,” said Julie Stevlingson, senior vice president and director of management services at Draper and Kramer. “She is ambitious and extremely committed, and possesses all the qualities that exemplify a successful ARM. This is a well-deserved honor for Amber.”

ARM certification through IREM signifies an individual has met requirements set by the organization for residential management experience and education, passed the ARM certification exam, completed IREM ethics education, and pledged to uphold the IREM Code of Professional Ethics.

Redding was nominated for the ARM Excellence Award honor for her dedication to advancing the real estate management profession through demonstrated leadership skills, commitment to community service, and the earned respect of her colleagues and industry peers.

After getting her start in the real estate industry in 2018 as an administrative assistant and then transitioning to leasing roles, Redding joined Draper and Kramer in 2021 as a leasing director. She continually worked toward advancement in her career and ultimately became a property management specialist. She currently manages Draper and Kramer’s Hubbard 221 property in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

Redding is also an active member of IREM, serving on the organization’s DEI and social media committees.

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; and debt and equity financing for commercial properties. 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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Amber Redding, property management specialists with Draper and Kramer, Inc., received the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) Excellence Award from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)’s Chicago chapter on May 10 at Chicago’s Drake Hotel.

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