Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, a national full-service real estate firm, is pleased to announce Blas Puzon has joined the firm as a senior vice president on the company’s acquisitions, development and asset management team. In this role, Puzon will draw upon his more than 20 years of commercial real estate expertise to target and expand Draper and Kramer’s property acquisition efforts in new national markets.
“Blas Puzon is a time-tested leader in the real estate investment industry who adds new depth to our acquisitions bench,” said Ed Polich, chief development officer and senior vice president for Draper and Kramer. “His fundamental knowledge of the business, from deal negotiations to asset management to debt structuring, is a valuable asset for Draper and Kramer as we execute our forward-thinking growth strategy in 2018 and beyond. I am thrilled to welcome him to our team.”
Puzon joins Draper and Kramer from Seattle, where he held multiple roles with the Pinnacle Family of Companies. Recent positions included senior vice president of capital transactions and managing director of Olympic Investors, Pinnacle’s previously affiliated investment entity, through which he acquired approximately 10,000 multifamily units representing nearly $1 billion in transactions. Additionally, Puzon served as an investment consultant to Hunt Investment Management, the real estate investment management company of Hunt Companies, which purchased Pinnacle in late 2014.
“As a fully integrated and highly established real estate brand, Draper and Kramer allows for unique opportunities to expand an investment portfolio and to capitalize on various growth strategies within the industry,” said Puzon. “I look forward to working side by side with the executive team to broaden the firm’s footprint nationwide.”
Puzon, who earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2005, holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA in finance and real estate from the USC Marshall School of Business.
About Draper and Kramer, Incorporated
Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated is family-owned and one of the leading privately held full-service real estate firms in the U.S. Draper and Kramer is headquartered in Chicago with a national reach and broad offering of services. The company’s expertise spans residential and commercial property management and leasing; debt and equity financing for commercial properties; residential and commercial acquisition and development; and residential mortgage services through Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Draper and Kramer provides a single source of real estate-related counsel to a diverse group of investors in real estate across the U.S including corporations; private and institutional owners and users of real estate; government agencies; condominium associations; and foundations.