Park Tower has hired Draper and Kramer as its management company, a premier, multi-disciplined real estate and financial service firm. DK Condo, a Draper and Kramer company, provides the excellent service our clients have come to require.
For over 35 years the condominium community management group has focused on the lakefront and Chicago Loop. Our philosophy is simple; we protect, maintain and enhance the livability and value of the communities that we serve as we enhance the envied lifestyle of the association members. – See more here.
Tim is a Licensed Community Association Manager and has been Park Tower’s property manager since 2007. Tim oversees the buildings day to day operations, manages the staff and vendor relationships and acts as a resource and liaison between Management, the Board and Committees. Tim particularly enjoys managing the large projects that maintain and enhance Park Tower such as the current plaza reconstruction and riser replacement projects. Tim also plays a key role in managing the association’s finances by working closely with the Board and Budget and Finance Committee on the annual operating and reserve budget. One of Tim’s most notable contributions to Park Tower is his commitment to open communication with residents. A good example of this effort is Tim’s weekly “News and Updates” email that keeps residents informed about what is happening in and around Park Tower. “I have found the feedback and positive energy I get from residents and owners in response to the ‘News and Updates’ to be incredibly rewarding.”
Tim started in the industry before he was even out of high school helping his mother publish her real estate business flyers. His first position in property management was working with rental properties. He soon graduated to condo management when he moved to Chicago in 2000. Tim has been with Draper and Kramer since 2001 and enjoys the challenges from day to day, problem solving, and always looks forward to what tomorrow brings.
Christopher joins the PT staff in April 2018 having been with Draper & Kramer for the past 7 years. His first position was a part-time Receiving Room clerk, then full-time Doorman. After that, he was promoted to an Administrative Assistant, and now steps up to an Assistant Property Manager position here at Park Tower. He is looking forward to learning all about Park Tower and working with the Residents and staff.
Asked a little bit about himself, he considers himself to be a very creative person. He enjoys arts & music, and counts them as a very important part of his life. He said he discovered a new found love for fitness and proudly admits to being very close to hitting the mark of a second weight-loss goal. He also takes great pride in his professional accomplishments and advancements made working for Draper and Kramer.
Yvonne is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Entrepreneurship. Prior to that, she earned an associate degree at Cottey College in Missouri. She hales from the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago, the second to youngest of seven children.
When asked what brought her to Park Tower Yvonne gracefully responded: “I was looking for a new opportunity outside of the retail world. I grew tired of having multiple jobs and really wanted just to be part of a company where there is still room for professional growth. I consider myself a hard worker and I felt like it was time to find a job that provided me with the skills and tools to become the business professional that I want to be.”
Yvonne enjoys reading books, running, and learning new things about music and cooking. But her real passion is dance. She learned flamenco and Bolivian folk dance at Chicago’s After School Matters and now, twelve years later, continues as an instructor in the program. She loves teaching!
Kay arrived at Park Tower to put her background in the Communications field to use, to solve problems and connect residents and staff in meaningful ways. Kay’s day-to-day duties will include managing work tickets and the maintenance staff, supervising new sales and leases in the building, maintaining the records of unit owner insurance, as well as several other tasks to ensure smooth day-to-day operations in the Management Office.
Kay received her MA in linguistics, with specializations in anthropology and literature. While not fluent, she is conversational in Tagalog (Filipino) and American Sign Language. She is most at home working in a diverse, global community—a byproduct of the years she spent working as an English as a Second Language Teacher. Her hobbies include martial arts, gardening, and reading.
Steve has been the Chief Engineer at Park Tower since 2009 and manages all of the day to day and maintenance operations by implementing program procedures to effectively deploy a 14 person work force. He has been a key contributor to many of the large capital repair projects, monitors equipment and systems and makes recommendations to Management and Board regarding replacements or repairs. Steve also participates in the annual operating budget process and has over 30 years experience as a Chief Engineer.
Patrick, born and raised in Slovakia, moved to the USA when he was 9 years old. He grew up in suburban Norride, and has lived in Chicagoland ever since. He currently lives in Harwood Heights, where his passion is his own home which his is presently remodeling room by room on his own time.
He previously worked with PTCA as a foreman with MPD construction, coordinating day to day on site activities on two Riser Projects and a couple other contracting jobs the building has needed. When Management found out he was available, they reached out to see if he’d be interested in joining the team as the engineer’s right hand, to replace long time employee and his predecessor Matt Brown.
Patrik enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and doing small construction projects around his house.