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Draper and Kramer employees win St. Louis Apartment Association honors

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Two employees of Draper and Kramer, Incorporated were honored at the St. Louis Apartment Association 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, in a statement. “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.