Draper and Kramer Hires Jeffrey Ross to HUD Lending Role

CHICAGO — Draper and Kramer, a national full-service real estate firm based in Chicago, has hired Jeffrey Ross as senior vice president and chief underwriter for Federal Housing Administration/Housing and Urban Development financing in Draper and Kramer’s Commercial Finance Group.

A 30-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Ross will be responsible for FHA/HUD loans for third-party clients acquiring multifamily, seniors housing and healthcare properties, as well as Draper and Kramer’s own multifamily acquisitions and developments.

Before joining Draper and Kramer, Ross was senior vice president and chief FHA underwriter for Arbor Realty Trust and director of FHA screening with Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital. Earlier, he was chief operating officer and chief underwriter for Great Lakes Financial Group, a commercial lender that specializes in FHA and Freddie Mac financing. He has also previously served as finance director for the Jacobs Group and as manager for EY.

Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from John Carroll University and an M.B.A. from Baldwin Wallace University.