James Maransky, President of E-Built, is a real estate developer, construction manager, PA Licensed Real Estate Broker and Certified Green Roof Professional (GRP). Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright College where he was a captain of the football team, named an NCAA All-American and set the all-time NCAA Division III record for receiving for Tight Ends. Jim went on to earn his MBA in finance and entrepreneurial science from Villanova University on full scholarship as a research assistant. Jim is a member of the Building Industry Association (BIA) board of directors, the chair of BIA’s Green Committee and served as President of the BIA from 2017-19.
Jim started his professional career working as an energy consultant, completing best case scenario analysis for the operation of power plants and analyzing bulk power marketing contracts. Jim began working in real estate in 2003 starting with residential rehabs and acquisition of investment properties. Continuing to grow in real estate, Jim began venturing into land and building acquisitions which in turn led to larger scale development and construction. The integration of LEED Certification and “green building” came as a natural fit due to his already existing professional emphasis on finding energy efficiencies. In addition to successfully completing the installation of 40+ green roofs in Philadelphia, Jim and E-Built earned the honor of building the first ever LEED Platinum multi-family low rise project in Philadelphia history – The Icehouse Development.
Jim’s other activities include guest lecturing at Temple University’s Real Estate Institute. Jim is also active in several philanthropic activities including a seat on the board of directors for the Hamels Foundation. In 2012, Jim and E-Built designed and constructed a state of the art playground at Bayard Taylor Elementary in Philadelphia for the Hamels Foundation. In 2014, E-Built raised funds, designed and constructed a new playground for Jackson Elementary in South Philadelphia. In 2015, Jim joined the board of Urban Roots and assisted in the development of Ralph Brooks Tot Lot in South Philadelphia. Jim is now working with Urban Roots and Connor Barwin’s MWB Foundation on Smith Playground – a $2 Million Turf Football Field Renovation in an economically challenged South Philadelphia neighborhood. In his personal life, Jim is happily married to wife Nadia and the proud father of 3 – sons Luke and Cole and daughter Eva.