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Jim Lipnos Selected as Roundtable Speaker

The Real Estate Center | UC roundtable

On Friday, April 22, 2022, Jim Lipnos, Senior Vice President of Construction and Development for Treplus Communities will serve as a featured speaker for the University of Cincinnati Roundtable Program. The event is titled "Corporate Onwership of Rental Housing: A New Dynamic." The Real Estate Center, in conjunction with PNC Bank, is proud to present the 38th season of networking, national and international speakers, and access to industry leaders. Read the full press release now.

The event will be held at the Cooper Creek Event Center from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and includes registration, networking, and breakfast.  Featured speakers joining Jim include: Laura Brunner, CEO, The Port and Kris Conwill, Chief Product Officer, Redwood Living. The 2021-2022 season of Roundtable Events will be live and open to the public. Registration is required for each event and admission is free for UC faculty and students.

In 1983, the UC Real Estate Roundtable was created to establish and maintain links between the university and the business and real estate communities. The Roundtable series features guest speakers who present their ideas, thoughts and perspectives on topics that impact the real estate industry. The Roundtable Series strives to:

  •     Encourage interaction between real estate professionals and UC students and faculty.
  •     Address issues and topics relevant to the real estate industry and leading professionals.
  •     Expose real estate professionals to industry research conducted at UC and elsewhere.
About James "Jim" Lipnos

Jim Lipnos

Jim offers nearly three decades of executive leadership expertise in development and construction that includes specializations in land acquisition, zoning, and entitlements. As an active member who has been involved with many councils, he was the 2020 President of the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Central Ohio and a board member for seven years. Lipnos is a champion for driving economic growth and forging partnerships with government and municipalities. His credentials include attending Kent State University to study architecture and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The University of Akron. In his role, he leads a team of development and construction professionals who are passionate about delivering a high-quality product as the brand experiences significant growth. Prior to joining Treplus Communities, Jim served as the President of Homewood Corporation for nearly ten years after joining them in 2006 as the VP of Land Development. Prior to relocating to Columbus to work with Homewood Corporation, he spent 11 years working for a prominent, local builder and developer in his hometown of Cleveland.

About the Roundtable Series

The Roundtable membership is comprised of an average of more than 200 industry leaders each year. As the numbers continue to grow, the roundtable promises to be a rich opportunity for high-quality programming and networking. For more information, click here or contact the UC Real Estate Center by email at or call 513.556.5843.