Draper and Kramer, Inc., has promoted Gordon Ziegenhagen from vice president to senior vice president. In this role, Ziegenhagen will continue leading new development opportunities for the company in Chicago, including 1649 N. Halsted, a proposed 133-unit multifamily project in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, and 330 W. Chestnut, a proposed 129-unit multifamily property in River North. He is also actively pursuing opportunities for the company in other markets.
Ziegenhagen joined Draper and Kramer in 2004 as part of the firm’s acquisition and development division, where he has since managed all facets of the development lifecycle. He was instrumental in Draper and Kramer’s most recent new luxury rental developments, including Aspire Residences in Chicago’s South Loop and 61 Banks Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood. He also led Draper and Kramer’s multi-phase redevelopment of the Lake Meadows Market retail center in Bronzeville, which brought the first Culver’s restaurant to the city of Chicago.
Prior to joining Draper and Kramer, Ziegenhagen spent 10 years as project manager with a leading management consultancy, where he garnered extensive strategy and implementation experience across a range of industries.
Ziegenhagen holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University as well as a certificate in construction management from DePaul University. He is an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker and is member of the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers and Southside Builders Association.