Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Celebrates Grand Opening of New Downers Grove, Ill., HeadquartersSeptember 22, 2017
Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp., one of the Top 75 Mortgage Companies in America, celebrated the grand opening of its new Downers Grove, Ill., headquarters on Aug. 22. Over 125 employees, area business professionals and government officials were in attendance for the event and ribbon cutting. The new 23,000-square-foot space at 1431 Opus Place, Suite 200, is larger than the firm’s previous headquarters in nearby Lombard, accommodating additional core staff to support the growing lender’s nationwide business.
“This is a small move for us in terms of distance but an important move in terms of impact,” said Paul Lueken, CEO of Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. “We needed a larger facility for our growing support staff and wanted a more open, collaborative work environment. We now have all of that in a beautiful space with state-of-the-art equipment. It’s a happier, more productive place to come into every day and a great investment in the employees who support the company and our customers across the country.”
The larger headquarters was necessitated by the mid-sized lender’s continued growth over recent years. Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. increased its annual loan production from approximately $1.5 billion to $2 billion from 2015 to 2016 and is on pace to add more than a dozen branches nationwide in 2017. The company is now licensed in 42 states.
Staffed by over 100 employees, the Downers Grove headquarters features private and team offices, an open-concept kitchen and dining/gathering area, two conference rooms and a dedicated training room. The headquarters is occupied by the company’s loan processing, underwriting, closing, training, information technology, secondary shipping, accounting and human resources departments. Staff members were transitioned into the new space from the company’s previous Lombard location beginning this spring.
Those present at the grand opening included Illinois State Rep. David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove), Downers Grove Commissioner Nicole Walus, and members and board members from the Chamber630 chamber of commerce. Attendees enjoyed a selection of food and drinks and participated in a raffle for Chicago Cubs and White Sox tickets.
About Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.:
The residential mortgage division of Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. has more than 40 branch locations and more than 375 employees nationally. The company has been named one of the Top Mortgage Lenders in America by Scotsman Guide magazine and one of the 50 Best Companies to work for by Mortgage Executive Magazine, all while maintaining an A+ BBB rating and 98% Customer Satisfaction Rating. For more information, visit www.dkmortgage.com, or follow the company on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DKMortgageCorp/, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/draper-and-kramer-mortgage-corp.?trk and on Twitter at @DKMortgageCorp.
About Draper and Kramer, Incorporated:
Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is family-owned and one of the leading privately held full-service real estate firms in the U.S. Draper and Kramer is headquartered in Chicago with a national reach and broad offering of services. The company’s expertise spans residential and commercial property management and leasing, debt and equity financing for commercial properties, residential and commercial acquisition and development and residential mortgage services through Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Draper and Kramer provides a single source of real estate-related counsel to a diverse group of investors in real estate across the U.S including corporations, private and institutional owners and users of real estate, government agencies, condominium associations and foundations. For more information, visit www.draperandkramer.com.