• We create value by delivering EXCEPTIONAL living experiences for our residents.
  • Serving our customers NATIONWIDE – and beyond.
  • Building on a foundation of INTEGRITY and innovation for more than 120 years.
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Near North Apartments Fetch $104 Million

Chicago landlord Robert Buford has paid $104 million for the Chicagoan, a 221-unit apartment tower in the Gold Coast, his second acquisition in the neighborhood in less than six months. The sellers, a venture of Chicago-based Draper & Kramer, Washington-based National Real Estate Advisors and the Wolbach family of Chicago, announced ...

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Area Apartments Fast-Track Renovations as Competition Grows

Wheaton Center Apartments Featured in Chicago Tribune: "There's tons of research on what the millennials are looking for," said Bill Van Senus Jr., a senior vice president at Draper and Kramer, a real estate and financial services company. "It's really just a combination of understanding that demographic and the lifestyle that they desire ...

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Draper and Kramer Acquires Sonterra Blue Apartment Community in San Antonio

Draper and Kramer, a Chicago-based real estate property and financial services company, has acquired the Sonterra Blue apartment community in San Antonio. Carleton Residential Properties was the seller. Located at 922 E. Sonterra Blvd. in San Antonio’s Stone Oak submarket, Sonterra Blue includes 342 units offering 17 one-, two-, and ...

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A Talented Team

Draper and Kramer receives 5 different awards from 3 different award competitions in 2015...

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Outstanding Initiative

DK is partnering with the hotel operator-owner Olympia Companies in the development of a mixed–use residential hotel and retail development in Chicago’s Motor Row entertainment district...

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Incredible Amenities

Draper and Kramer’s Property Management and Asset Management teams deliver as 1130 S. Michigan is highlighted in CURBED Chicago...

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Commercial Finance Services

We have been arranging commercial mortgages and providing equity in the Chicago area since 1893. This means we have excellent contacts and resources to provide the best solutions to our clients, whether you are an entrepreneur with a small retail complex or run a major pension fund with billions in assets.

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Management and Leasing

Our management and leasing arm offers a diverse range of services for residential property owners, condominium associations, and people looking to rent apartments or buy or sell their homes. We do this by creating a comprehensive action plan, directing the services to keep it in good physical order, providing effective marketing strategy and tight financial controls.

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Acquisitions and Development

The expertise in our acquisitions and development department lies in the creation, enhancement, management, and disposition of real estate assets. We serve as the single source of real estate-related counsel to a diverse group of customers, including corporations, private and institutional owners and investors, government agencies, condominium associations and foundations.

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Residential Mortgage Services

1st Advantage Mortgage our residential mortgage division. Our business, our expertise and our success is wholly dependent on customer satisfaction, which is why we are fully committed to providing you sound advice and great service. We help identify and structure mortgage financing programs for clients across the United States.

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