The History of BBQ in St. Louis

There’s a smokin’ hot BBQ scene in St. Louis. The Show-Me State’s love affair with BBQ ribs began more than a century ago, when a steamboat cook named Henry Perry picked up discarded slabs of ribs from the Kansas City stockyards and used locally harvested hardwood trees to slow-smoke them. Today, St. Louis residents consume more BBQ … 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 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’s David Newton Named ARM of the Year by IREM Chicago

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national real estate services firm, is proud to announce David Newton, property manager at 1350-1360 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, was named Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) of the Year by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)’s Chicago chapter. The award was presented to Newton at IREM Chicago’s annual … Continued

Draper and Kramer Welcomes City of Chicago’s First Culver’s at Lake Meadows Market

Full-service real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is proud to announce its Lake Meadows Market retail center in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood is home to the City of Chicago’s first Culver’s. The restaurant’s grand opening was celebrated during a Jan. 23 ribbon-cutting with franchise owner Baron Waller, Culver’s Co-Founder Craig Culver, Culver’s President and CEO … Continued

Draper and Kramer’s Anthony Kramer Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Firm

During a Nov. 1 celebration at its Chicago headquarters, family-owned real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, honored Anthony Kramer, executive vice president and director, for his 50 years with the company.   Kramer, the grandson of Draper and Kramer co-founder Adolph Kramer, is currently the longest-serving family member at the five-generation company. He represents his family’s third generation involved with the firm since its founding by Arthur Draper and Adolph Kramer in 1893. Kramer is joined by his nephew Forrest D. … Continued

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Celebrates Grand Opening of New Downers Grove, Ill. Headquarters

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp., one of the Top 75 Mortgage Companies in America, celebrated the grand opening of its new Downers Grove, Ill. headquarters on August 22. Over 125 employees, area business professionals and government officials were in attendance for the event and ribbon cutting. The new 23,000-square-foot space at 1431 Opus Place, Suite … Continued

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Celebrates Grand Opening of Louisville, Ky. Branch

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp, one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America, celebrated the grand opening of its new Louisville, Ky. branch on Wednesday, March 22. Located at 9935 Forest Green Boulevard on the city’s East End, the office is the second in the state for Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. (DKMC), the residential mortgage division … Continued

Draper and Kramer Organizes Company-wide Toy Drive Benefiting Toys For Tots

For the fourth year in a row, full-service real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, organized a company-wide toy drive benefiting Toys For Tots during the holiday season. The initiative collected contributions from Draper and Kramer employees across the Chicago area, including corporate office staff, property management site employees, and Lombard-based Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. More … Continued

Draper and Kramer Relocates Corporate Office to 55 East Monroe

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated (“D&K”) today announced that its corporate office will move from 33 W. Monroe to 55 E. Monroe, centrally located within the Loop of downtown Chicago. The 122-year old real estate property and financial services firm will occupy the 39th floor with over 200 corporate employees. “We are very excited about this … Continued