Saturday, November 3, 2018

Draper and Kramer Named to Chicago Tribune’s 2018 Top Workplaces List

Christine Ramsey
CHICAGO, IL – Full-service real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is proud to announce it has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune.

The annual Top Workplaces list is based on results of an employee feedback survey, administered by an independent research firm, that measures multiple aspects of workplace culture.

This is the second year in a row Draper and Kramer has participated in the program and received a Top Workplace honor.

“As a family-owned business, our company culture puts an emphasis on building relationships and ensuring employees feel supported by each other and management,” said Christine Ramsey, senior vice president of human resources for Chicago-based Draper and Kramer, which also includes residential mortgage division Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. 

“We are honored to receive the 2018 Top Workplace award and gratified that the survey results confirm our employees feel cared about,supported and part of something meaningful – with a personal connection that is an essential element of our employee engagement efforts."


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BLT Enterprises Completes Two Leases to Growing Media Firms in Los Angeles, CA

Bernard Huberman
Los Angeles, CA   BLT Enterprises, a multi-faceted real estate investment company, has fully leased two of its creative office properties in Los Angeles to two separate rapidly growing media firms.

King and Country, a full-service design and production firm, leased 1941 Pontius Avenue, and Hawke Media, the fastest growing marketing consultancyin the country, leased 2231 Barrington Avenue in Los Angeles, California.

BLT Enterprises leased the property to King and Country on a six-year term for a total of $1.5 million. 

David Wilson and James Wilson of Lee and Associates represented King and Country as the lessee and BLT Enterprises as the lessor.

“Media and tech firms have been flocking to areas throughout Los Angeles over the last several years,” explains Bernard Huberman, Founder and CEO of BLT Enterprises.

“That said, they are not looking for traditional office space. They are looking for unique properties that emulate their culture and provide employees with the top in-demand amenities.”

BLT Enterprises specializes in renovating and transforming existing older buildings into assets that appeal to today’s tenants.


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Illustrated Properties Premier Luxury Specialist Linda Bright Selected to Exclusively Market High-End Homes in Mirasol Country Club Community in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Linda Bright

 PALM BEACH, FL  – Illustrated Properties Premier Luxury Specialist Linda Bright is wasting no time making an impact since joining the firm last month.

The Palm Beaches top producer is the exclusive listing agent for luxury homes with a combined asking price exceeding $30 million.

The luxury residences are located within prestigious gated communities in Palm Beach Gardens.

Known for its two championship golf courses, natural preserves and lakes, the Country Club at Mirasol is coveted by high-end homebuyers seeking an active, vibrant lifestyle.

Mike Pappas

 The community is a primary area of focus for Bright, who is also active in Old Palm, The Bear’s Club, BallenIsles and neighboring luxury communities.

“Not surprisingly, Linda is already adding tremendous value to our growing firm,” Illustrated CEO Mike Pappas said. “These Country Club at Mirasol listings will particularly benefit from Illustrated’s exclusive luxury affiliations: Christie’s International Real Estate, Luxury Portfolio International and our unique marketing platform utilizing innovative technology.”

 Bright’s high-end listings in the Country Club at Mirasol are:

·         215 Via Palacio, a glamourous contemporary, five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom home with more than 6,000 square feet. Built in 2012, the home is available for $4.95 million
·         125 Playa Rienta Way, a chic contemporary waterfront six-bedroom home with five full bathrooms, three half-bathrooms and more than 6,700 square feet. Completed in 2007, the home is available for $3.95 million
·         110 Playa Rienta Way, a five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom architectural masterpiece with nearly 7,500 square feet. Built in 2003, the home is listed at $3.199 million
·         119 Talavera Place, five-bedroom, seven full and one half-bathroom private courtyard paradise with over 5,500 square feet. Built in 2006, this home is listed for $2.275 million

The Country Club at Mirasol, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

“This luxury community presents an opportunity to enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle in stunning homes that have to be seen to be believed,” Bright said. “Interest in these properties is coming from far beyond the local market, as Northeasterners and international buyers are attracted to this distinguished community.”

Bright has been named one of the nation’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, a publication promoted by the Wall Street Journal. She specializes in luxury real estate in the Palm Beaches with a focus on the Country Club at Mirasol, Old Palm, The Bear’s Club, BallenIsles and neighboring luxury communities. 

The individuals that Bright represents include high-profile clients seeking confidentiality, privacy, exceptional service and results, such as actors and athletes.
Currently, Bright is exclusively marketing over $30 million in ultra-luxury properties in premier communities in the Palm Beaches.


Eric Kalis
Account Director, BoardroomPR
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Phoenix office market strength drives $10.9 million deal flip

 3925 – 3945 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ

PHOENIX, November 1, 2018 – Spurred by strong confidence in the Phoenix office market, the Phoenix office of JLL, on behalf of property buyer G2 Capital, has completed the $10.9 million acquisition of 3925 – 3945 E. Broadway Road in Phoenix. The acquisition completed only 30 days after Glasir Capital Partners purchased the property from RBR Capital.

Totaling 136,000 square feet, 3925 – 3945 E. Broadway consists of two, two-story office buildings at the intersection of 40th Street and Broadway Road, just west of Cotton Center. The 3945 building is fully leased to a long-term credit tenant that has been in place since 2001. The 3925 building is 50 percent leased to the State of Arizona, which has been a tenant since 2016.

Brian Ackerman
“G2 Capital is an active, boots-on-the-ground investor in Phoenix. They see the value of this location and the opportunity to capitalize on the remaining vacancy at the building,” said JLL Senior Vice President Brian Ackerman, who represented G2 Capital in the property purchase. 

“That includes fully renovating the second floor of the 3925 building into an open office concept.”

“We plan to renovate a 37,000-square-foot speculative suite to be move-in-ready by January,” said G2 Capital Managing Director James Greaves. “When complete, it will provide a rare block of modern, contiguous office space in the center of metro Phoenix, at a time of historically high tenant demand.”

G2 has awarded the property leasing assignment to JLL Managing Directors Karsten Peterson, Dave Seeger and Mark Gustin.

The Broadway Road property is one block from I-10, providing easy access to the Loop 101, Loop 202 and State Route 51. It is also five minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona State University and downtown Tempe. 

The buildings offer a high 7/1,000 parking ratio and sit directly across the street from the Cotton Center master-planned business park, which has attracted some of the largest tenants in the country.


Contact: Stacey Hershauer
Phone: +1 480 600 0195