Jim founded and built Sustainability Roundtable Inc. (SR Inc) to help executives in corporate operations and real estate develop and drive strategies for more sustainable high-performance. Since 2008, Jim has led SR Inc in partnering with leading global companies and real estate investors and, in doing so, he has led in introducing subscription based Strategic Advisory & Support as a Service to the sustainability movement. At SR Inc, Jim has directed the development of a proprietary, industry specific, annual Management Diagnostic, Assessment and Recommendation Service and directed the development of SR Inc's authoritative, cross-referenced and searchable digital library of hundreds of pieces of SR Inc original management best practice Executive Guidance, Tools & Solution Assessments. He has recruited, trained and managed diverse global service team experts in management consulting, corporate sustainability, renewable energy, energy efficiency, facilities engineering, information technology, finance and research.
Prior to founding SR Inc, Jim helped lead Corporate Advisory Services for Trammell Crow Company in San Francisco and then joined Trammell Crow’s market leading team in his native Boston. Earlier, he advised companies on real estate and environmental matters as attorney at a large law firm based in Boston and served as an aide in the U.S. Senate to John Kerry. Before founding SR Inc, Jim founded The Alliance for Business Leadership
, a 501(c)3 educational non-profit for CEOs & investors who share a commitment to helping invent a more just and sustainable society.
Jim has been a long-time member of BOMA, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), NAIOP, the USGBC, and the ULI, and has served as Chair of CoreNet Global’s Sustainability Community. He is a former federal law clerk and a graduate of Boston College Law School and Middlebury College.