Women’s History Month: Celebrating Iconic Women in History

From Malala Yousafzai to Harriet Tubman to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the world’s history has been shaped by the fearless women who have made significant advances in racial equality, civil rights, women’s suffrage, environmental change, and beyond. March serves as Women’s History Month, honoring the leaders, activists, and role models—both past and present—who have risked their … Continued

Celebrating African American History Month 2021

February marks the beginning of African American History Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the great contributions of African Americans over the course of U.S. history. This important month marks an opportunity to celebrate the incredible role African Americans have played in furthering arts, science, culture, and so much more in our nation. There are … Continued

Draper and Kramer Wins 3 CSS Design Awards for New Corporate Website

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, is pleased to announce its new corporate website has won three CSS Design Awards: Best UI Design, Best UX Design and Best Innovation. CSS Design Awards honor and showcase freelance designers, studios and agencies for work that pushes the boundaries of user interface (UI), user … Continued

30-Year Industry Veteran Jeffrey Ross Joins Draper and Kramer as Senior Vice President for FHA/HUD Lending

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, is pleased to announce it has named Jeffrey Ross as senior vice president and chief underwriter for Federal Housing Administration/Housing and Urban Development financing in Draper and Kramer’s Commercial Finance Group. A 30-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Ross will be responsible for … Continued

Draper and Kramer Receives 2020 Private Company Board of the Year Award

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced its board of directors has been recognized with a 2020 Private Company Board of the Year Award, honoring excellence in corporate governance. Conferred by Private Company Director, Directors and Boards and Family Business magazines, the award spotlights private company boards that go above and beyond legal governance requirements and … Continued

Draper and Kramer Announces New Board Member Nick Pavelich

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a privately held real estate services firm, is pleased to announce Nick Pavelich has rejoined its board of directors. Pavelich, who is managing director at Andersen for the Greater Seattle area, previously served on the Draper and Kramer board for nearly four years between 2012 and 2016. “Having worked closely with … Continued

Draper and Kramer Tops Off and Reveals Name of Apartment Tower in Chicago’s South Loop

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, yesterday celebrated the topping-off of its new 24-story, 275-unit apartment tower at 2111 S. Wabash Ave. in Chicago’s South Loop. Called Aspire Residences, the transit-oriented development – located less than a block from the CTA’s Cermak/McCormick Place Green Line station – is the largest residential community built in the South Loop’s … Continued

Draper and Kramer Announces 2 Executive Promotions in Commercial Finance Group

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, today announced the promotion of Bill Stewart and Matthew Wurtzebach to senior vice presidents in the company’s Commercial Finance Group (CFG), the largest single-office commercial mortgage banking group in the country. “Our Commercial Finance Group has an incredible heritage dating back more than 125 years … Continued

Draper and Kramer Named to Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces List for Third Consecutive Year

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is proud to announce it has been named a 2019 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune, marking the third consecutive year the full-service real estate firm has participated in the program and received this recognition. The annual Top Workplaces list is based on results of an employee feedback survey, administered by … Continued

Draper and Kramer Celebrates Grand Opening of 61 Banks Street in Chicago

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, last week celebrated the grand opening of 61 Banks Street, an eight-story, 58-unit boutique rental building at Banks Street and Lake Shore Drive, on the last developable lakefront parcel in Chicago’s premier Gold Coast neighborhood. “It has been three decades since a new residential building opened along this prominent stretch of … Continued