Draper and Kramer’s David Newton, property manager at 1350-1360 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, was named Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) of the Year by the Chicago chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). The award was presented to Newton at IREM Chicago’s annual Premier Awards, held March 2 at Chicago’s Drake Hotel.
“Every day, our team benefits from the incredible level of professionalism and dedication David brings to this industry in his role at Draper and Kramer,” said Julie Johnson, senior vice president and director of management services with Draper and Kramer. “It’s wonderful to see him recognized by his peers for being at the top of his field and for elevating what property managers can do not only in terms of enhancing operations, but also creating a terrific residential experience.”
ARM certification through IREM signifies an individual has met requirements set by the organization for residential management experience and education, passed the ARM certification exam, completed IREM ethics education and pledged to uphold the IREM Code of Professional Ethics.
Newton was nominated for the ARM of the Year honor based on factors including his leadership and management through a three-year façade rehabilitation project at 1350-1360 N. Lake Shore Drive, his initiative in pursuing professional development opportunities, his participation in programs such as Draper and Kramer’s energy committee—which is dedicated to lowering energy consumption and costs across the Draper and Kramer portfolio—and his involvement in community service, such as volunteering with the Family Empowerment Center in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood and participating in the Lydia Home Association’s “Safe Families for Children” program.
As property manager of 1350-1360 N. Lake Shore Drive, Newton oversees all aspects of operations for the 740-unit community, including managing finances and employees as well as overseeing resident services. An eight-year veteran of the property management industry, Newton is a graduate of Xavier University, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in business administration and marketing. In addition to his involvement with IREM, he is an active member of the Chicagoland Apartment Association.