Draper and Kramer’s Lindsay Bonilla Named to Institute of Real Estate Management's 30 Under 30 List

CHICAGO, IL - Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national real estate services firm, is proud to announce Lindsay Bonilla, property manager at Burnham Pointe, a luxury rental tower in Chicago’s South Loop, was named to the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)’s 30 Under 30 list for 2019. The national recognition program highlights young leaders committed to advancing the real estate management profession by demonstrating creativity, innovation and leadership in their careers.

“As a firm that takes pride in cultivating young leaders from our ranks and providing development and growth opportunities for our team members, we are thrilled to see Lindsay recognized as part of this year’s 30 Under 30 class,” said Julie Stevlingson, senior vice president and director of management services at Draper and Kramer. “From the moment she joined Draper and Kramer, Lindsay has stood out not only in terms of exhibiting day-to-day excellence in her work at our properties, but also in her enthusiasm for undertaking new challenges, spearheading corporate-level initiatives and furthering her own knowledge through involvement in industry organizations.” 

Bonilla was selected to 30 Under 30 for her strong operational skills, particularly in financial reporting and budgeting; her work as part of Draper and Kramer’s acquisitions team for Burnham Pointe to ensure a smooth transition for ownership, management and residents; and her approach to managing large-scale renovation and capital improvement projects while also maintaining a superior experience for residents. She was also recognized for her leadership efforts, which include serving as a founding member of DK Elevate, Draper and Kramer’s internal development program for emerging leaders, and participating in IREM’s Next-Gen CPM Leadership program, which allows her to accelerate her pursuit of CPM (Certified Property Manager) certification. 

As property manager of Burnham Pointe, Bonilla manages a team of 14 employees and oversees all aspects of operations for the 298-unit community, which also includes six commercial spaces. Bonilla joined Draper and Kramer in 2017 as an assistant property manager. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, where she studied early childhood education and communicative disorders. In addition to her involvement with IREM, Bonilla is also active with the Chicagoland Apartment Association and currently co-chairs the organization’s professional development committee.

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


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