James “Jim” Lipnos
Senior Vice President of Construction and Development
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.