Columbus’ Treplus Communities hires SVP of development and construction

James Lipnos

Treplus Communities, a Columbus, Ohio-based developer of upscale 55+ active adult communities, has hired executive James L. “Jim” Lipnos as the senior vice president of development and construction to support growth and scale of this new asset class of multifamily development.

Lipnos joins the organization with nearly three decades of executive leadership expertise in development and construction that includes specializations in land acquisition and zoning. As an active member and immediate past-president of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio, 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 new role, he will lead 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, Lipnos 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.

Treplus Communities currently operates three 55+ communities in the Central Ohio market with Hawthorne Commons in Dublin, Ohio; Redbud Commons in Pickerington, Ohio; and Burr Oak Commons in Delaware, Ohio.