by Bob Shamo
Once more, a new face has appeared in our management office. Mavis Mather recently accepted a building manager’s position at another Draper & Kramer property – best of luck, Mavis – and Amir Cobalovic is replacing her as one of our two assistant managers. Amir is responsible for accounts receivable/payable, for paperwork related to sales and leases and, in general, for facilitating communications within the building.
Born in Montenegro (the former Yugoslavia), Amir came to Chicago at the age of five, with parents and extended family. He lives now in Skokie with his wife and seven month old daughter.
He is bilingual, of course – a big plus in terms of interacting with our foreign-born residents – and when asked how he learned to speak such good English, he had the classic two word answer: “Sesame Street.”
Amir graduated from Niles North High School and attended DePaul University. He worked for a time in retail sales, then became assistant manager with an area hotel before moving on to property management. He comes to Park Tower from two other Chicago condominium associations, where these past nine years he has been both a building engineer and a property manager.
“Couldn’t be happier,” was Amir’s response when asked about his experience thus far in a Draper & Kramer building. He appreciates the detailed training he’s receiving from D&K, also its responsiveness to questions he has from time to time about DK processes and software.
And with regard to Park Tower, Amir has this to say: “Tim is unbelievable. In past managerial positions I’d have to have paid out of my own pocket to learn what I learn every day just working with him.”
With a new job and a growing family, Amir has little time to spare. But in the months ahead he plans to get back to the sports he most loves — basketball, volleyball and bowling.
Amir looks forward to a career with Draper & Kramer and a long stay at Park Tower. A more immediate concern, he says, is finding the best route back and forth in rush hour traffic!