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July 11, 2019

Draper and Kramer’s Lindsay Bonilla Named to IREM’s 30 Under 30

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national real estate services firm, is proud to announce Lindsay Bonilla, property manager at Burnham Pointe, a luxury rental tower in Chicago’s South Loop, was named to the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)’s 30 Under 30 list for 2019. The national recognition program highlights young leaders committed to advancing the real estate management profession by demonstrating creativity, innovation and leadership in their careers. “As a firm that takes pride in cultivating young leaders from our ranks and providing development and growth opportunities for our team members, we are thrilled to see Lindsay recognized as part of this year’s 30 Under 30 class,” said Julie Stevlingson, senior vice president and director of management services at Draper and Kramer. ...

June 17, 2019

Draper and Kramer Celebrates Grand Opening of 61 Banks Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast

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 the Lake Michigan shoreline, so we are tremendously proud to be celebrating the completion of 61 Banks Street – a community that combines the elegance of a Gold Coast address with the flexibility of a rental lifestyle,” said Todd Bancroft, president and CEO of Draper and Kramer, the project’s developer. ...

May 10, 2019

Draper and Kramer Earns Honors at St. Louis Apartment Association Rising Star Awards

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national real estate services firm, is pleased to announce two of its employees were honored at the St. Louis Apartment Association (SLAA) Rising Star Awards, which were held April 27. The awards banquet is hosted annually by SLAA to recognize achievements among the organization’s members. “As a 125-year-old firm with deep roots in property management, we know that providing a great residential experience comes down to having an outstanding team,” said Julie Stevlingson, senior vice president and director of management services for Chicago-based Draper and Kramer. ...

April 16, 2019

Draper and Kramer Hires Jacob Vial as Senior Vice President 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 underwriter for all credit decisions and direct strategic financing initiatives. ...

March 19, 2019

Draper and Kramer’s Kristen Alessi Named ARM of the Year by IREM Chicago

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national real estate services firm, is proud to announce Kristen Alessi, property manager at 1130 S. Michigan Ave., a luxury apartment tower in Chicago’s South Loop, 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 Alessi at IREM Chicago’s annual Premier Awards, held March 8 at Chicago’s Drake Hotel. ...


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