About Us

Our Mission

To protect, maintain and enhance the livability and value of the communities that we serve as we focus on furthering the envied lifestyle of the association members.

Management Philosophy

Our success is the result of our structured approach to TEAM management. Every residential property has unique physical and operational characteristics. These differences clearly demonstrate the necessity for specialized management services that enhance the individualism of your Association. Our team of highly trained professionals assists Association Members in understanding the needs of their community and attains the goals set by its Board. The successful operation of any community requires the Board to set the standard for professionalism, honesty, and integrity. Our task is to deliver our own expertise within this context. Our strategy is trust and two-way open communication as the key to long-term success. The Board and other owners will focus and drive the direction of our management efforts. We align with the Board and other unit owners to position your community to its highest standard in Chicago’s highly competitive multi-family environment. Your management TEAM brings a series of eyes and ideas that are not typical to our profession.
Management Philosophy

120 Years & Counting

Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated has earned a reputation as Chicago’s premier, multi-disciplined real estate and financial service firm. During the past 120 years, Draper and Kramer expanded its business operations to become a full-service real estate company employing more than 200 professionals in its Chicago offices. Today, with field offices across the United States, the firm specializes in property management, leasing, project management, consulting services, asset management, construction and development, residential and commercial mortgage banking, corporate services, full-service brokerage, and appraisal services. Please visit www.draperandkramer.com.
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Condominium Management Services

Responding to an evolution in contemporary housing needs, we expanded our focus towards condominium and cooperative management in the late-1970s. Today our portfolio of more than 100 communities remains one of the more envied in the Midwest and includes many of Chicago’s more desirable addresses; stretching from Hyde Park from the south to Evanston to the north and all point in between. Please visit our Managed Associations page for a complete list.
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Awards & Memberships

Draper and Kramer is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO), an earned designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). We have earned more than 80 awards for excellence in property management and have been named ‘Management Company of the Year’ more than any other firm in the Midwest. Our employees include:
  • Certified Property Managers (CPM)
  • Certified Public Accounts (CPA)
  • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • Professional Community Association Managers (PCAM)
We remain active in numerous professional organizations including:
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • Community Association Institute
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers
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  • American Management Association
  • American Society of Real Estate Counselors
  • American Society for Training and Development
  • Apartment Builders Owners and Managers Association (ABOMA)
  • The Builders Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
  • The Chicago Association of Realtors
  • Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings
  • Chicago Real Estate Council
  • Community Associations Institute
  • The Greater North Michigan Avenue Association
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago
  • Illinois Association of Realtors
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Professional Services Management Association
  • Realtors National Marketing Institute
  • Society of Real Estate Appraisers
  • Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR)
  • Urban Land Institute
For over thirty years we have employed the largest Team of CPMs in the Midwest. We maintain open and positive relationships with the aldermen, their staffs and police, fire and building officials. We also work closely with the leading condominium attorneys, auditors and engineering firms.

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