CJ Mann

Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer

Mr. C.J. Mann is a licensed general contractor and has more than 10 years of management experience in construction and right-of-way acquisition, and he brings a wide range of practical knowledge to his position at Raleigh Raised Development, LLC. He has been involved in the coordination and management of highway construction projects valued in excess of $600 million and has participated in the completion of numerous design-build projects totaling over 2,000 parcels acquired.  As a public servant, CJ was selected to serve on the City of Raleigh’s Appearance Commission in 2018, the City of Raleigh’s Planning Commission in 2019 where he serves as Vice-Chair.  He also serves on the Wake County Boys and Girls Club Executive Board of Directors.

C.J. has a strong interest in sustainable design and community growth, and advocates for sustainable design in local communities throughout the Southeast. C.J. serves on the City of Raleigh Planning Commission where is the Vice-Chair. He also is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Boy and Girls Club where he helps create community-based initiatives and programs to serve at-risk youth.  CJ continues to be an impactful leader by achieving desired community and business outcomes and committing to supporting the Raleigh Raised Development mission and vision.

C.J. earned a BS in General Science from Morehouse College, a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and he also has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He is married to his loving wife Tonya and together they have two boys, Clarence IV “Clay” and Conwell.