DK Living is now Draper and Kramer

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated has been a leader in property and financial services since our doors first opened in 1893. For over a century, we have remained family-owned and are proud to be one of the leading privately-held, full-service real estate firms in the United States today.

We remain committed to preserving the trust we have earned over five generations, as we expand and broaden our service offerings. Our mission to create value by delivering exceptional experiences, excellent service and expert insight remains at the core of our business.

As we look forward to our next 100 years, I am pleased to announce DK Living will now go to market under the iconic Draper and Kramer name, as it once did. I hope you will join me in celebrating this exciting time. Thank you for being part of our past, present and future.


Forrest D. Bailey
President and CEO

2015-award-winner-REVERSEDAt Draper and Kramer, we’re committed to providing living environments that are exceptional and carefree — perfectly fitted to a variety of lifestyles. We are leaders in real estate, backed by over 100 years of experience and known for creating award‐winning homes and communities.

Today, we offer a variety of rental communities in Chicago, the Chicago suburbs, St. Louis, Minnesota and Texas. Each of our apartment communities offer friendly service, beautiful living spaces and a suite of amenities. You’ll find easy access to restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Need your packages signed for or laundry picked up? Our helpful staff makes sure your every need is met.

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Apartment Management Company We are experts at managing multi-family residential properties.
We manage the most residences in the city of Chicago.

Draper and Kramer draws upon 120 years of experience in the industry allowing us to offer a creative, sensible, and mature management perspective that is tailored to the physical strengths of each property, no matter the size or scope.

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Pet Friendly ApartmentsDraper and Kramer is Chicago's largest provider of pet-friendly apartments. Our properties provide pet lovers with the perfect place to live in the best areas of Chicago, the Chicago suburbs and St. Louis. Many of our properties allow dogs of any sizes as well.

With dog walks, pet waste stations and other pet-friendly amenities available at some of our apartment communities, you are sure to find the perfect home for you and your furry friend at a Draper and Kramer apartment property.

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1130 S Michigan

1130 S Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

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Wheaton Center

2 Wheaton Center
Wheaton, IL 60187

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