Senior Vice President, President of Urban Strategy America Fund, L.P.

  • More than 25 years experience/9 years with NBF
  • Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (2012-14)
  • Former member of Bank Boston’s & Fleet Banks First Community Bank Advisory Board
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University
  • Harvard University Business School Owners & Presidents Management Program

Kirk Sykes is responsible for supervision of the partnership equity placement, the identification of potential and actual investments and developments, and management of the day-to-day business operations of New Boston Urban Strategy America Fund.

Mr. Sykes combines his professional training and hands-on experience in the areas of development, design and construction to create customized responses to the complex issues of urban real estate development. His approach is grounded in the bottom-line driven perspective gained during his tenure as a member of Bank Boston's & Fleet Banks First Community Bank Advisory Board and various other for-profit and non-profit board affiliations. His combination of business and community-based experience allow him to bridge the competing concerns that sometimes block urban projects from moving forward. His specialty is the creation of urban mixed-use developments.

Mr. Sykes is theChairman of Real Estate Executive Council, Co Chair of the Urban Land Institute Responsible Property Investment Council and a member of ULI’s N.E. Executive Committee. Mr. Sykes is on the advisory boards for Northeastern University’s School of Urban and Public Policy and The Rappaport Institute of Public Policy at Suffolk School of Law and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. Mr. Sykes is the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Mr. Sykes attended the Harvard University Business School, Owner and Presidents Management Program, the MIT Center for Real Estate Development, Commercial Development Executive Program and the L'Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.

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