CHICAGO - (June 13, 2024)

Chicago-based Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, is pleased to announce that Kevin Cooky, assistant vice president, regional property manager and revenue manager, has been approved as a member of the Chicagoland Apartment Association (CAA) board of directors. His term on the CAA board – which is responsible for oversight of the association’s finances, strategic plan, events and programs – goes through the end of 2025.

Cooky brings over 15 years of experience in real estate operations and management to the CAA board. His career with Draper and Kramer started in 2018 as general manager of 1350 North Lake Shore, a 740-unit rental property in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. He was promoted to his current position earlier this year from his prior role as revenue manager and general manager. Additionally, he has served as the firm’s in-house Yieldstar and Revenue IQ expert, working closely with Draper and Kramer’s multifamily sites to ensure occupancy stabilization and rent growth.

“We are proud of our firm’s long-standing relationship with CAA, an organization dedicated to serving the needs of the apartment industry across Chicagoland as a reliable source of information and training,” said Julie Stevlingson, senior vice president and director of management services at Draper and Kramer. “With his leadership skills and vast knowledge of property management and revenue metrics, Kevin is a fantastic addition to this prestigious board, and we are excited to have him representing Draper and Kramer in this capacity over the next two years.”

Cooky is an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker and a Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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 130 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; 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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Kevin Cooky, CPM, assistant vice president, regional property manager and revenue manager with Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, has been named a member of the Chicagoland Apartment Association (CAA) board of directors.

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