Jim Kirby

GMH Communities

EVP & Chief Acquisitions Officer

Employed from Present · over 22 years

Job Functions: Acquisitions & Dispositions, Capital Raising, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets


Jim Kirby is Chief Acquisitions Officer for GMH Communities and is responsible for directing the company’s acquisitions and growth across the student housing and conventional multi-family platforms as well as oversite of GMH’s institution equity partnerships.


Jim has been with GMH since 2001 and has served in increasing capacities, including Vice President of Investments, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Dispositions and Chief Investment Officer of GMH’s College Park Communities – GMH’s publicly traded student housing REIT and has overseen the acquisitions, dispositions and capital markets activities for GMH.


Jim is a member of the ULI Student Housing Council.


Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Villanova University.

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Recapitalization
Property Type