Draper and Kramer Makes New Promotions

Edward Polich, Blas Puzon, Julie Stevlingson and Christine Ramsey moved to new positions or expanded their roles within the company's Chicago office.
Edward Polich, Executive Vice President, and Blas Puzon, Chief Investment Officer, Draper and Kramer

Draper and Kramer Inc. has started the year with several promotions within their Chicago team. Four senior executives—Edward Polich, Blas Puzon, Julie Stevlingson and Christine Ramsey—accepted new roles or expanded attributions within their current position.

Polich, who joined the company in 2014 as chief development officer, is the new executive vice president. He will oversee all development projects and chair the firm’s investment committee, which evaluates potential transactions. A 37-year industry veteran, Polich had previously worked for Draper and Kramer in the 1980s. He is a licensed architect and holds a national certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Puzon has accepted the chief investment officer position, which will put him in charge of all portfolio management functions—acquisitions, dispositions, asset management and property management. He previously served as senior vice president since January 2018, after having led the acquisition of North 680, a 180-unit luxury community in Schaumburg, Ill., and Burnham Point, a 298-unit rental property in Chicago’s Printer’s Row neighborhood. Prior to joining Draper and Kramer, Puzon was senior vice president of capital transactions for The Pinnacle family of companies in Seattle.

Julie Stevlingson, Senior Vice President, and Christine Ramsey, Chief Administrative Officer, Draper and Kramer

After more than five years with the company, Stevlingson will maintain her position as senior vice president and director of management services, while also leading construction services and property operations. She holds the Institute of Real Estate Management’s Certified Property Manager designation and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication/media studies from Minnesota State University.

Ramsey will continue to lead human resources as chief administrative officer, a step up from her previous position as senior vice president. Under her leadership, the company was twice named as one of Chicago’s top workplaces by Chicago Tribune.

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