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. ...

February 22, 2018

Julie F. Johnson Senior Vice President and Director of Management Services for Draper and Kramer named to Chicago Business Journal's 2018 Women of Influence

The Chicago Business Journal is proud to announce its 2018 Women of Influence. They’ve found success in a range of businesses affecting the Chicago economy, including finance, real estate, media and entertainment. They’ve also been active in mentoring younger executives, working with nonprofit organizations and pursuing charitable endeavors. ...

February 16, 2018

Draper and Kramer Welcomes Blas Puzon, New Senior Vice President to the Acquisitions Team

Blas Puzon has joined Draper and Kramer, Incorporated’s acquisitions, development and asset management team as a senior vice president. In this role, Puzon will draw upon his more than 20 years of commercial real estate expertise to target and expand Draper and Kramer’s property acquisition efforts in new national markets. ...

February 16, 2018

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Opens Calabasas, Calif. Branch Staffed by Area Industry Veterans

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp., one of the top 75 mortgage companies in America, has announced the opening of a new Los Angeles-area branch in Calabasas, Calif. The location previously housed a branch of a local mortgage lender, and DKMC is retaining the branch manager, top-producing loan originators and some support staff. “This new branch is a big leap for us in the Los Angeles area,” said Paul Lueken, DKMC CEO. “Bringing an entire new office on board with a veteran group of leadership, origination and support talent is absolutely ideal, and that’s what we’ve done here.” ...

February 1, 2018

President and CEO of Draper and Kramer, Incorporated named to the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by Midwest Real Estate News

Forrest D. Bailey serves as president and CEO of Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, and its parent company, DKH, Incorporated. The great-grandson of Draper and Kramer Co-Founder Adolph Kramer, Bailey represents the fourth generation to lead the family-owned, full-service real estate firm since its founding in 1893, and has dedicated his career to being a steward for the company’s continued success. Bailey has 40 years of experience in numerous facets of commercial and residential real estate, including finance, development, asset management, management and leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, brokerage and condominium conversions. He is also responsible for all of the operations of the firm and its subsidiaries. ...

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