James McGrath founded PRD in 1977 and, as Chairman, he oversees the entire organization. Jim has spent over 40 years in the real estate industry—planning, consulting for and managing housing programs, projects and properties.
Real estate has always always been Jim’s passion. He firmly believes in helping others and has built his career around his commitment to housing. He focuses specifically on developing and managing affordable housing properties. Jim has received numerous industry awards, including the 2012 Industry Leadership Award by PennDel AHMA—for his leadership in founding that chapter—and the 2009 NAHMA President’s Award, presented to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the cause of affordable housing.
Jim is a licensed Real Estate Broker and licensed professional planner in the State of New Jersey and a licensed Real Estate Broker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include serving as President of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and Co-Chair of the New Jersey Housing Task Force of the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency. Jim was a founding member of the NAHMA Educational Foundation and JAHMA and Penddel AHMA chapters. He currently serves on the board of NAHMA, the St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society in Camden and the Logan Square Civic Association. He and his wife reside in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, and have two grown two children, daughter Karin who now runs the family business and management company in NJ and son Patrick who is the Senior Managing Director, International Desk, for Savills Studley in NYC.