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Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Moves Up Rankings of Top Mortgage Lenders

September 3, 2021

Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. (DKMC), one of the top residential mortgage lenders in the U.S., improved its nationwide standing in a series of recently released rankings of top mortgage lenders and originators. The mid-sized national mortgage company, headquartered in Downers Grove, Ill., easily ranked among the nation’s top 50 mortgage lenders by annual loan volume, and dozens of its loan officers were recognized among the top 1% in the industry.

This spring, leading mortgage industry publication Scotsman Guide released its annual rankings of top mortgage lenders and originators in the nation based on 2020 loan volume. DKMC ranked No. 33 on the Top Mortgage Lenders list – an improvement of six places from the previous year’s ranking. A total of 67 DKMC loan officers were also named to the publication’s Top Originators list, including Indy Johar (Franklin, Mass., branch office) at No. 5, Suren Sampat (Naperville, Ill., branch office) at No. 47, Chris Channell (Reston, Va., branch office) at No. 166, Brad Cohen (Reston, Va., branch office) at No. 255 and Lina Sampat (Chicago branch office) at No. 278. Furthermore, 12 of DKMC’s loan officers earned spots on Scotsman Guide’s Top Women Originators list, and two were named to the Top Veteran Originators list.

At the end of June, mortgage industry publication Mortgage Executive Magazine published its own industry rankings. DKMC ranked No. 31 on the magazine’s Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America list – up six places from the previous ranking – based on 2020 loan volume. In the same issue, DKMC ranked No. 27 on the 50 Best Companies to Work For list – up 15 places from the previous ranking – based on loan officer surveys. Additionally, a total of 86 DKMC loan officers earned a spot on the magazine’s Top 1% Mortgage Originators in America list, including five who were named to the elite Top 200 list as well.

“I’m very proud to see our organization continue to move up the ranks of the nation’s top lenders and mortgage originators,” said Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. CEO Paul Lueken. “Throughout 2020, we broke many of our own records for loan closings and hiring, but these rankings are hard proof that we’re not just improving against ourselves, but against other industry leaders as well.”

In 2020, DKMC increased its annual loan volume by 160% to $9.35 billion and more than doubled its workforce to over 800 employees. The lender’s top loan officer, Indy Johar, closed more than $1 billion in loans for the year, setting a career record. The company continues to expand and hire in markets from coast to coast.

About Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.:
The residential mortgage division of Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. has more than 50 branch locations and more than 800 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, or follow the company on Facebook at, on LinkedIn at and on Instagram and Twitter at @DKMortgageCorp.

About Draper and Kramer, Incorporated:
Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is a trusted financial and property services provider with a deep commitment to people, excellence, service and integrity spanning more than 125 years. Family-owned and one of the leading privately held real estate services firms in the U.S., Draper and Kramer is headquartered in Chicago with a national reach and broad offering of services. The company’s decades-long heritage has evolved over the years to meet the needs of its clients and today spans expertise in residential and commercial development, acquisition, property management and leasing; debt and equity financing for commercial properties; and residential mortgage services through affiliate Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Draper and Kramer provides a single source of real estate-related counsel to a diverse group of real estate investors across the U.S. including corporations; private and institutional owners and users of real estate; government agencies; and foundations. For more information, visit