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Draper and Kramer’s Kurstie Butcher Earns IREM Recognition 

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated said that Kurstie Butcher, property management and operations specialist, was named to the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)’s 30 Under 30 list for 2022. The roster acknowledges the next generation of real estate management leaders who have already made a significant impact on the industry and in their communities. 

“Kurstie has grown tremendously during her five years with Draper and Kramer, and her leadership skills have come to the forefront not only through her current role – which allows her to be a mentor and share best practices across our property teams – but also through her involvement with IREM,” said Julie Stevlingson, director of management services at Chicago-based Draper and Kramer. 

Butcher was nominated for 30 Under 30 recognition for her dedication to advancing the real estate management profession through demonstrated leadership skills, commitment to community service, and the earned respect of colleagues, employees and industry peers. 


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