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

Draper and Kramer Hires Jacob Vial as SVP for FHA/HUD Lending

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, is pleased to announce Jacob Vial has been hired as senior vice president in the company’s Commercial Finance Group, overseeing Federal Housing Administration/Housing and Urban Development lending for multifamily and senior housing properties. Based out of the firm’s Chicago headquarters, he will serve as chief … Continued

Draper and Kramer Announces 4 Executive-Level Promotions

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a Chicago-based real estate services firm, today announced the promotion of four senior executives. Edward Polich has been named executive vice president of real estate, while Blas Puzon has been promoted to chief investment officer. Additionally, Julie Stevlingson is stepping into an expanded role leading construction services and property operations in … Continued

Draper and Kramer Employees Receive IREM Recognition

Full-service real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced that two employees from its Residential Management Group have been recognized by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Colleen Needham, general manager of the Lake Meadows rental community in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, has been named IREM Chicago Chapter 23 secretary for 2019. In addition, … Continued

Draper and Kramer Names Todd Bancroft as President and CEO

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced its Board of Directors has appointed Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel Todd Bancroft as the firm’s next president and chief executive officer. Bancroft, who has been serving as interim president and CEO of the real estate services firm for the last three months, succeeds Forrest D. Bailey, who … Continued

Draper and Kramer Named to Chicago Tribune’s 2018 Top Workplaces List

Full-service real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is proud to announce it has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune. The annual Top Workplaces list is based on results of an employee feedback survey, administered by an independent research firm, that measures multiple aspects of workplace culture. This is the second … Continued