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Draper and Kramer Named to Chicago Tribune’s 2018 Top Workplaces List

November 30, 2018

Full-service real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is proud to announce it has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune. The annual Top Workplaces list is based on results of an employee feedback survey, administered by an independent research firm, that measures multiple aspects of workplace culture. This is the second year in a row Draper and Kramer has participated in the program and received a Top Workplace honor.


“As a family-owned business, our company culture puts an emphasis on building relationships and ensuring employees feel supported by each other and management,” said Christine Ramsey, senior vice president of human resources for Chicago-based Draper and Kramer, which also includes residential mortgage division Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. “We are honored to receive the 2018 Top Workplace award and gratified that the survey results confirm our employees feel cared about, supported and part of something meaningful – with a personal connection that is an essential element of our employee engagement efforts.”


Honored in the category of midsize workplaces, Draper and Kramer is one of a small number of real estate firms among the 150 companies and organizations named to the 2018 Top Workplaces list. The firm, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2018, is also among the oldest companies recognized. Since its founding in 1893, Draper and Kramer has been a Chicago-area leader in residential and commercial property management, acquisition and development, commercial finance and residential mortgage services, and today has a presence in markets across the country.


“In our anniversary year, it’s especially rewarding to be recognized in the Top Workplaces survey for values that have been such an important part of our company legacy,” said Ramsey. “It also underscores our ongoing commitment to improving and enhancing our employee experience. By continually looking at new ways to connect and communicate with our team, and providing them with valuable opportunities for professional development and growth, we are striving to remain an employer of choice in this industry.”


About Draper and Kramer, Incorporated:

Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is celebrating 125 years as a trusted financial and property services provider with a deep commitment to people, excellence, service and integrity. 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; condominium associations; and foundations. For more information, visit


Chicago-based Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune.