Friday, May 19, 2017

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, Earns Four Honors at St. Louis Apartment Association Rising Star Awards

Julie Johnson
CHICAGO, IL (May 19, 2017) – Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a full-service national real estate firm, is pleased to announce it was honored with four awards at the St. Louis Apartment Association Rising Star Awards, which were held April 28.

The awards banquet is hosted annually by the St. Louis Apartment Association (SLAA) to recognize the work of the organization’s members in the industry.

“St. Louis is an extremely important market for Draper and Kramer since we own and manage several properties here and are also currently developing new rental communities in the area,” said Julie Johnson, senior vice president and director of management services for Draper and Kramer.

 “It is very gratifying to have our St. Louis-area properties and staff recognized by the SLAA for outstanding performance, confirming the confidence we have in our team as top property management professionals.”

Draper and Kramer received the SLAA’s Property of the Year award for Fieldpointe of St. Louis, a recently renovated community of 318 luxury apartments located in the West County area of St. Louis. Honored in the market-rate category for properties built prior to 2000 and with up to 400 units, Fieldpointe of St. Louis was recognized for its outstanding offering of amenities as well as customer service and management policies that deliver an exceptional experience for residents. 

Additionally, three Draper and Kramer employees were honored with individual SLAA Rising Star Awards:

Fieldpointe of St. Louis Apartments, St. Louis, MO
·       Michael Meador, Multi-Site Maintenance Supervisor/Capital Improvement Director of the Year: As head engineer of St. Louis operations for Draper and Kramer, Meador oversees the maintenance operations for 1,109 rental units, spearheading major renovations and capital improvement projects as well as make-ready turns.

·       Julie Henderson, Groundsperson/Housekeeper of the Year: A 22-year employee of Draper and Kramer, Henderson is part of the janitorial/grounds staff at Hampton Gardens Apartments in the historic “Hill” area of St. Louis.

·       Mark Harris, Maintenance Technician of the Year (201 to 401+ Units) : Harris is a maintenance technician for Draper and Kramer at Fieldpointe of St. Louis. 

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

Sarah Lyons,, (312) 267-4520
Abe Tekippe,, (312) 267-4528

NAI Realvest Represents Tenants in Two Long-Term Office Leases, Downtown and in East Orlando, FL

Tiffany Zullo

Andrew McCaw
 ORLANDO, FL -- NAI Realvest VP of Tenant Representation Andrew McCaw assisted the Tenant Kisinger Campo & Associates (KCA) in its recent office expansion and long-term lease extension at Fairwinds Tower, 135 W. Central Blvd., Orlando.

KCA, a multidisciplinary engineering firm based in Tampa, expanded into 4,180 square feet at the downtown office building.  Landlord Central Fairwinds Limited Partnership was represented by Tiffany Zullo of Tower Realty Partners, Inc. 

In East Orlando, McCaw represented Advanced Systems Technology in a lease renewal agreement for 1,590 square feet of office space in Research Commons at 12249 Science Drive. 

The tenant specializes in software and systems engineering for instruction and simulation training.  Landlord CIO Research Commons LLC was represented by Zullo of Tower Realty Partners Inc.

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

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142

Hold-Thyssen Locates 3,000 Square Feet of Industrial Space to Facilitate Tenant’s Opening in Orlando Market

N. Joelle Forster
ORLANDO, FL--- Hold-Thyssen, Inc., a full service real estate services firm, recently negotiated a long term lease of 3,000 square feet of industrial property including a newly constructed warehouse building and small front office for The Bullbag at 1713 and 1715 S. Division Ave. in Orlando.

The Hold-Thyssen brokerage team of Martin Forster, CCIM and N. Joelle Forster   represented the new tenant and located the property owned by Richard and Allison Rogers, the landlords who were represented by Michael Heidrich of NAI Realvest.

The Bullbag, based in Killingworth, Ct. is active in the Northeast and south Florida but new to the Orlando market.  

Using their proprietary heavy-duty foldable bags and crane-equipped trucks, the company picks up and disposes of construction debris from project sites where less than a full dumpster is needed.

Hold-Thyssen provides commercial property brokerage, leasing and management services to institutional and private investor clients nationwide.  The 40-year old firm’s current management portfolio includes more than 100 commercial properties throughout the United States.

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

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-644-4142