CHICAGO, IL - 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.”