Tom Drake is President of The Drake Group, a Glenview, IL based regional and national award-winning Developer and Builder that has completed multifamily and single-family projects ranging from urban infill sites to 240 acre communities in metropolitan Chicago, Indiana and Michigan. Since 1999, the company has completed projects representing several hundred units worth more than $1 billion.
The Drake Group has been recognized nationally by Builder Magazine for completing one of the country’s best new developments for its Lakeshore Cottages project in Union Pier, MI. The company also has received the Greater Chicago Association of Homebuilders Key Award fourteen times and the Chicago Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award seven times.
Tom Drake has received the Certified Green Professional Designation from the National Association of Homebuilders and holds an executive officer position within the Builder 20 Club program. This club creates an opportunity for qualified members to meet with fellow builders in other areas of the country on a regular basis to compare best practices and stay on top of the latest trends. He served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Chicago Homebuilders Association. Additionally, he is a Council Member at Gerson Lerhman where he provides consulting on various matters of real estate development and building.