Our People

James Kirby

President and CEO
E: jkirby@c3boston.com
T: 617.330.9390

Jim has more than 30 years’ experience in the A/E/C and real estate industries, having begun his career in the utilities industry, focused on the design and construction of large power plants. He founded C3 in 1989 with goal of creating a firm with a top-flight technical staff with expertise in all the areas relating to the built environment, together with common sense and a collaborative spirit—a formula that has driven steady growth for the company.

As President and CEO, Jim is actively involved in client service, due diligence and project management, 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. With real-world experience in facilities management, design, and complex construction projects, Jim understands the vision and needs of our clients from the client’s perspective. He is a licensed engineer and a LEED AP, and has lectured at many schools and in front of numerous professional groups.

Prior to founding C3, Jim served as Director of Engineering at Boston’s Prudential Center and Regional Director of Construction for Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology from Northeastern University.

Jim has a passion for supporting those in need. Led by his example, C3 and its staff are active supporters of organizations supporting research for the cures of diseases and for providing aid to families and children. These include an employee Toys for Tots drive and support for The Red Sox and Jimmy Fund Foundations, Project Bread, Boston Food Bank, Muscular Dystrophy, Make A Wish, Pine Street Inn, Camp Erin, and Wounded Warriors. Jim is also directly 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, which promotes protection of natural water resources.

An avid skier and fisherman, Jim is often found leaving the house in the darkness of the early morning hours to pursue these passions. He has been active in youth sports as a hockey coach for many years when his children were young and now enjoys watching from the stands at Fenway Park or the Boston Garden, forever telling Bobby Orr stories.