Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Draper and Kramer’s Sam Groppi Named to Institute of Real Estate Management’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2017

Sam Groppi

CHICAGO, IL (July 18, 2017) – Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a full-service national real estate firm, has announced that Sam Groppi, the firm’s revenue manager, was named to the Institute of Real Estate Management’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2017.

“We’re so thrilled that IREM has recognized Sam’s achievements and his passion for the industry,” said Julie Johnson, senior vice president of management services for Chicago-based Draper and Kramer.

“We highly value Sam’s diverse skill set and extensive property management experience that has spanned everything from leasing and operations to capital improvements and financial reporting.”

Julie Johnson

As revenue manager for Draper and Kramer, a position that was created with his capabilities in mind, Groppi is responsible for maximizing revenue by developing and supervising strategies across the firm’s portfolio. He approves daily pricing via revenue management software, leads regular team calls to review revenue growth and provides reporting across all layers of the company. Additionally, Groppi assists with acquisitions and lease-ups for Draper and Kramer properties.

Groppi has also successfully initiated several emerging technology programs that have improved performance, including a customized app to assist resident communication and a software program to standardize preventative maintenance. Currently, he is leading a portfolio-wide rollout of YieldStar revenue management software after spearheading a successful pilot program at select properties.

“I’m incredibly honored that IREM included me among this group of exceptional young professionals,” said Groppi. “I greatly appreciate the many opportunities IREM facilitates for its members to learn best practices, share ideas, ask and offer advice, and mentor the next generation of real estate managers. I am also grateful to Draper and Kramer for creating a position that challenges me and allows me to grow professionally.”  

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Sarah Lyons, slyons@taylorjohnson.com, (312) 267-4520
Abe Tekippe, atekippe@taylorjohnson.com, (312) 267-4528

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