July 9, 2018

Derrick Hawthorne, vice president of asset management and acquisitions with Draper and Kramer, takes an analytical approach to interior design

Draper and Kramer aims to identify ways it can enhance the design to exceed that of its competition. Interior design is typically considered a creative process, influenced by factors ranging from personal aesthetic to the surrounding location to emerging trends featured in magazines and on television. But for rental housing developers and operators who undertake a value-add renovation project, interior design selections are driven by much more than just the styles of the day. ...

May 24, 2018

Mike Mallon, senior vice president of retail management and leasing for Draper and Kramer, talks the future of retail and creative solutions for new growth and success

ICSC RECon just wrapped up in Las Vegas, and as expected, there was a lot of talk about e-commerce. But much of the chatter was not doom-and-gloom. Retailers and landlords alike have decided that while e-commerce may present a challenge to traditional retail, it won’t destroy it. “This controversy is more about perception than reality,” Mike Mallon, who represented Chicago-based Draper & Kramer at the conference, tells “The Internet still accounts for less than 10% of retail sales.” ...

May 1, 2018

Draper and Kramer promotes David Newton to regional property manager

Draper and Kramer, Inc., a national real estate services firm, has promoted David Newton to the position of regional property manager. In his new role, Newton will oversee two rental properties in Draper and Kramer’s Chicago-area management portfolio: 1130 S. Michigan Avenue, a luxury high-rise in the South Loop neighborhood; and 1350-1360 N. Lake Shore Drive, a 740-unit apartment community in the Gold Coast....

March 16, 2018

Draper and Kramer welcomes Amy Siebert, new vice president/regional property manager to the Texas team

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national real estate services firm, is pleased to announce Amy Siebert, CPM, has joined the company as vice president and regional property manager. Siebert will be based in San Antonio and oversee Draper and Kramer’s local properties: The View at Encino Commons, a 324-unit rental community, and Sonterra Blue, a 342-unit apartment property, both of which are located in the city’s popular Stone Oak area. ...

March 9, 2018

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 (pictured center), 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 Premier Awards, held March 2 at Chicago’s Drake Hotel. ...

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