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James Kirby

President and CEO

Areas of Expertise: Building Envelope Consulting, Capital Planning, Code Consulting, Commissioning, Development Advisory Consulting, Due Diligence, Engineering, LEED & Sustainability Consulting, Pre-Construction Consulting & Estimating, Project Management, Training: AIA CES

Jim has more than 30 years of experience in the A/E/C and real estate industries, giving him a broad perspective and deep expertise. He started his career in the utilities business, focused on the design and construction of large power plants. He served as Director of Engineering at Boston’s Prudential Center and Regional Director of Construction for Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company before founding C3 in 1989.

As President and CEO, Jim is very involved with client service and is hands-on with due diligence and project management services, serving as the quarterback for many assignments. His unique blend of an engineering education and post-graduate studies in development and construction law provide a solid base for integrating the technical and business aspects of the real estate business. Jim’s real-world experience in facilities management, design, and complex construction projects enables him to understand the vision and needs of our clients from the client’s mindset. A licensed engineer and a LEED AP, Jim has lectured at many schools and to numerous professional groups.

Jim has a passion for supporting those in need. He is involved with many charitable groups and is a past board chairman of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston. He is also involved in civic and church groups in his hometown of Wrentham and chairs the Lakes Advisory Committee, promoting protection of natural water resources. An avid skier and fisherman, Jim is often found leaving the house in the early morning hours to pursue these passions. He was active in youth sports as a hockey and baseball coach when his children were young and now enjoys watching from the stands at Fenway or the Boston Garden, forever telling Bobby Orr stories.