Draper and Kramer Tops Off and Announces Name of 120-Unit Mixed-Use Development in Chicago’s Wrigleyville Neighborhood

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced it has topped off a 120-unit mixed-use development at 949 W. Dakin St. in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood. The project will be named Wrigleyville Lofts and is located across the street from the Sheridan Red Line station and two and a half blocks north of Wrigley Field. Draper and Kramer plans to begin pre-leasing … Continued

How to Decorate Your Apartment with Houseplants

In addition to being a trendy decorative element, houseplants add tons of life and beauty to apartments. Now that we’re spending more time indoors, it is particularly important to add houseplants to your home, as they can significantly brighten a living area and bring life to even the smallest spaces. In addition to bringing light … Continued

Tips to Brighten Your Apartment This Winter

As we lose daylight, maximizing sunlight while in an apartment becomes very important for fighting the winter blues— especially with so many of us spending more time indoors due to COVID-19. While it’s easy for the cloudier winter days to get us down, there are plenty of easy ways to freshen up décor and make … Continued

Draper and Kramer Expands Texas Portfolio with Purchase of 121-Unit Adriatica Senior Living in McKinney, Texas

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national real estate services firm, today announced it has added to its national portfolio of multifamily properties with the purchase of Adriatica Senior Living, a 121-unit, amenity-rich rental community for active seniors in McKinney, Texas, a suburb located 30 miles north of Dallas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. … Continued

10 Ways to Give Back to Your Community

For landlords and property managers, the benefits of giving back to the community are innumerable. In addition to forging strong connections with your residents and employees, taking the time to organize or participate in a community service event has long-term positive impacts on those who need it most. As we enter the holiday season, particularly … Continued

Aspire Residences in Chicago’s South Loop Welcomes First Move-Ins, Secures First Retail Lease

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, announces it has welcomed first move-ins at Aspire Residences, a new 24-story, 275-unit apartment tower at 2111 S. Wabash Ave. in Chicago’s South Loop. The building is currently 28% leased, and 95 residents have moved in since it opened its doors in August. Additionally, Draper and Kramer has leased 2,965 square … Continued

Draper and Kramer Honored in 2020 Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards

In the category of Best Development & Design: Mid-Rise, we received bronze honors for 61 Banks Street, our boutique luxury rental community that opened in 2019 on the last undeveloped site along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The building was recognized for evoking the timeless appeal and classic elegance of the Gold … Continued

Holiday Decorating Tips for Renters

The holidays are coming, and with that comes holiday decorating. Decorating is particularly important now, as we’re all spending more time indoors and want to fill our homes with holiday cheer. For renters, it’s essential to know what kind of decorating you’re allowed to do, as some decorating ideas could get you in trouble or … Continued

What Is (and Isn’t) a Maintenance Emergency

When something goes wrong in your apartment, is it a maintenance emergency? Or not? If you are in doubt about what constitutes an emergency, you’re not alone. After all, many tenants live in their apartments for a long time without experiencing a issue. As a result, there’s not always a great deal of experience to draw from. But as … Continued

How to Get Tenants to Renew Their Leases

Apartment turnover is a fact of life for landlords and property owners. However, excess turnover need not be. By establishing practices to get your tenants to renew their leases and stay in the long term, you not only cut costs: you also enhance the desirability of your community.  Reductions in turnover benefit tenants, property managers … Continued