The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has elected Atlanta’s Jim Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities and Jim Chapman Fine Homes as 2016 chairman of the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council.
“I am truly honored to be leading the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council. It is the most exciting and vibrant new-home market going right now,” said Chapman. “Our Council’s membership is a tremendous resource for builders wanting to learn more about the 55+ housing market, and I hope that our programs for 2016-2017 will elevate our profile and draw other builders into our Council and into our marketplace.”
Chapman is a home building veteran who started his own custom home building firm, Jim Chapman Fine Homes, in 1998. From 1998 through 2005, his firm primarily built custom homes in Buckhead and Alpharetta, Ga., and Highlands, N.C. In 2005, he began to also build and develop an active adult portfolio under the brand of Jim Chapman Communities. Currently, he is building under both brands throughout Buckhead, Vinings, Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, Cherokee, Paulding and Douglas counties.
Chapman currently serves as the founding chairman of the ALL Home program, a voluntary statewide certification created by the Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG) to promote accessibility and universal design. He was recently appointed to the HBAG’s regulatory affairs and government affairs committees. He is a current board member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and is slated to become the group’s president in 2018.
About the NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council
Since 1989, the 55+ Housing Industry Council has served the diverse needs of NAHB members involved in all aspects of 55+ housing, including development, finance, ownership, management, design, sales and marketing. It is the fastest-growing segment of the housing industry.
The NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council supports members by providing nationally recognized education programs, industry research, networking opportunities, exclusive news and information, awards and recognition programs, and regulatory and legislative assistance to 55+ housing professionals.