Saturday, December 3, 2016

Draper and Kramer Promotes Two within its Residential Management Division

Jay Howell
CHICAGO, IL – Full-service national real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Incorporated announces it has promoted Ian Novak, CPM, PCAM, to the position of vice president, director of condominium management services.

 Additionally, the firm has appointed Jay Howell, director of operations for Draper and Kramer, to also serve as operations manager for its condominium management services group.

“It’s a real testament to the depth and track record of Draper and Kramer’s residential management group that we had two ideal internal candidates to tap for these leadership roles,” said Julie Johnson, senior vice president and director of management services for Chicago-based Draper and Kramer.

“It’s a busy and exciting time for this division, especially with several recent additions to our management portfolio in the last few months. We’re proud to have such a great team in place as we build on our reputation as one of the top management firms in the country.”  

A nine-year veteran of the condominium property management industry, Novak brings substantial hands-on expertise to his new position, having managed and supervised an array of condominiums ranging from 25 to 450 units and totaling approximately 2,600 residences.

Ian Novak
Having joined Draper and Kramer in 2008 as a property manager and property supervisor, Novak most recently served as vice president in the residential management division.

 As director of condominium management services, Novak’s responsibilities will include developing new business, focusing on board relations and ensuring compliance with condo law and practices. Novak is a graduate of Webster University in St. Louis and is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management.

“Ian brings a great combination of practical property experience and managerial acumen to this position, which will serve him well as he guides the team managing our portfolio of associations and properties,” said Johnson. “And thanks to his tenure with Draper and Kramer, he’ll be able to hit the ground running in this leadership role.”
As operations manager for condominium management services, Howell will support Novak and his team in the areas of operations and accounting. Howell will also continue to serve as director of operations for Draper and Kramer, a position he has held since 2014. A 12-year industry veteran, Howell joined Draper and Kramer in 2005 in the residential management division.

“We’re fortunate to have Jay available as such a knowledgeable resource for our team, particularly with the latest additions to our condominium management portfolio. Here in Chicago, we recently took over management of The Manhattan, a 104-unit condo association at 431 S. Dearborn St., and The Marquee Condo Association, a 208-unit association at 1464 S. Michigan Ave.,” said Johnson. “We’re continually seeking out new efficiencies in our processes, and Jay’s in-depth expertise in this industry will be extremely valuable.
For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Sarah Lyons,, (312) 267-4520
Kim Manning,, (312) 267-4527

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