Draper and Kramer Earns Top Honors at St. Louis Apartment Association Rising Star Awards

CHICAGO, IL - Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national real estate services firm, is pleased to announce two of its employees were honored at the St. Louis Apartment Association (SLAA) Rising Star Awards, which were held April 27. The awards banquet is hosted annually by SLAA to recognize achievements among the organization’s members.

“As a 125-year-old firm with deep roots in property management, we know that providing a great residential experience comes down to having an outstanding team,” said Julie Stevlingson, senior vice president and director of management services for Chicago-based Draper and Kramer. “We are so proud of our staff in St. Louis and the work they do every day at our properties, so it’s thrilling to have two of our team members recognized by the SLAA for excellence in their specific roles.”

The Draper and Kramer employees honored with individual SLAA Rising Star Awards are:

Michelle Abney, Leasing Agent of the Year: Abney is a leasing agent for Hampton Gardens, a 510-unit apartment community in the Hill District of St. Louis. She brings over 30 years of experience to the position and has doubled her closing ratio since joining Draper and Kramer in 2017.

Andy Rogers, Maintenance Manager of the Year: As maintenance supervisor for Evo Apartments and The Flats at Evo in Richmond Heights, Mo., Rogers oversees 281 apartments and 46 townhomes. His responsibilities include managing day-to-day maintenance and various construction projects.

One of the largest property management firms in Chicago, Draper and Kramer has a national residential management portfolio of more than 10,000 rental units across Chicago, St. Louis and San Antonio.

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; condominium associations; and foundations.

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