Boston, MA

Who We Are

Kirk & Company is a comprehensive real estate consulting firm that has been providing appraisal and valuation, market analysis, and counseling services to sophisticated market participants since 1993. Kirk & Company provides clients with real estate counseling services for all types of income-producing property on a national basis with a concentration on affordable and mixed-income housing in New England markets.

What We Do

Kirk & Company are recognized experts in affordable housing finance & development methods, institutional real estate analysis, and land economics. Kirk & Company combines integrity, knowledge and experience to provide clear and comprehensive analysis of data leading to logical conclusions and credible and timely results. We evaluate all types of real estate including affordable, mixed-income, and market-rate multifamily housing, seniors housing, independent & assisted living, commercial office, retail buildings, hospitals & research facilities, industrial properties, institutional facilities & vacant land.

Our specialized services include development and operating feasibility, marketability, valuation, and due diligence services for development, redevelopment, adaptive reuse, financing, investment, disposition, and litigation. We are uniquely and acutely positioned to assist you in solving your real estate problems.

Our Areas of Speciality Include:

  • Affordable Housing of all Types
  • Market Rate Multifamily Housing
  • Seniors Housing/Supportive Housing
  • Mixed-Use Properties
  • Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse
  • Municipalities, Housing Authorities and State Agencies
  • Non-Profit and Mission Driven Real Estate
  • Partial and Fraction Interest Valuation
  • Air Rights & Ground Lease Analysis
  • Hospitals, Biotech & Healthcare Facilities
  • Manufacturing & Industrial Facilities
  • Vacant Land & Subdivisions

Meet the Team

David S. Kirk, Principal and Founder/Chief Executive Officer

David S. Kirk, CRE, MAI, FRICS

Principal and Founder/Chief Executive Officer

For over 45 years, David Kirk has served institutional clients and high net worth individuals as a property and investment counselor. In 1993, he established Kirk & Company as a continuation and expansion of his real estate counseling and investment activities during his 22-year tenure as a principal at the Boston Financial Group. Kirk & Company provides clients with real estate valuation and counseling services for all types of commercial property on a national basis with a concentration on income-producing property within New England. Clients include non-profit, community, and private developers, non-profit organizations, institutional investors, lenders, municipalities, public housing authorities, and government agencies.

Prior to founding Kirk & Company in 1993, he was a Senior Vice-President and Principal of The Boston Financial Group, and the Director of the Boston Financial Consulting Group, a division within the company that offered real estate consulting services. Prior to 1971, Mr. Kirk was an account executive with Landauer Associates (New York City), real estate consultants, where he was an appraiser of commercial, industrial and residential properties for purposes of financing, joint venture, disposition and corporate merger/acquisition.

Mr. Kirk is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), Appraisal Institute (MAI), and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He was 2001 President of the Counselors of Real Estate and 2001 President of the Massachusetts Chapter of The Appraisal Institute. He is a member of Lambda Alpha International; an honorary land economics society and a member of the board of directors of the Boston Chapter. He is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association. Mr. Kirk is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and a licensed real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mr. Kirk is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Architecture and the Wharton Graduate School of Business where he majored in Finance. He has been a speaker and a panelist at conferences of, among others, the Urban Land Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the Society of Real Estate Appraisers, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He was chairman of an advisory working group on Troubled Properties for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mr. Kirk has analyzed and opined on the fairness of a variety of related party real estate transactions for public and privately held entities. From 1993 to 1999, he served as a fiduciary and as a real estate investment advisor to the Prudential Retirement System, and he has similarly served the Virginia Retirement System. He has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the National Association Securities Dealers (NASD). He has been trained as an arbitrator by the NASD and as a mediator by the National Association of Realtors and NASD. He has qualified as a real estate valuation expert in federal district, bankruptcy and appellate tax courts.

Mr. Kirk was a member of the Board of Editors of Banker & Tradesman and is a contributing writer to the New England Real Estate Journal, and a co-author of Real Estate: A Hidden Corporate Asset (American Society of Real Estate Counselors, 1986). He has written articles which have appeared in national real estate periodicals including The Appraisal Journal and Real Estate Review. His article "Using the Reversion/Shelter Approach to Appraise Subsidized Housing," co-authored with David A. Smith, was honored as the best Appraisal Journal article written in 1983, recipient of the Robert H. Armstrong Award.

Massachusetts Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Broker

Phone: 617-261-7100
Mobile: 617-821-6086

Brett Pelletier, Chief Operating Officer

Brett N. Pelletier, CRE, MRA, FRICS

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Pelletier joined Kirk & Company in 2005 and currently leads the appraisal and consulting process, which includes narrative appraisal reports, feasibility studies, acquisition analysis and customized market research. He leads a team who focuses on affordable housing strategies and policy, adaptive reuse strategies, and complex real estate problem solving. Kirk & Company provides clients with real estate valuation and counseling services for all types of commercial property on a national basis with a concentration on income-producing property within New England. Clients include non-profit, community, and private developers, non-profit organizations, institutional investors, lenders, municipalities, public housing authorities, and government agencies.

Mr. Pelletier is a recognized expert in affordable housing finance and analysis and has specialized experience advising municipalities, non-profit developers, and private entities on adaptive reuse of historic buildings, affordable housing planning and analysis, and strategic decision-making functions. Mr. Pelletier specializes in the valuation and analysis of market-rate, mixed-income, and affordable housing properties; including senior housing, SRO housing, assisted and independent living facilities with supportive services, and other types of rental and for-sale housing.

Prior to joining Kirk & Company, Mr. Pelletier served as campaign intern with John Kerry for President and was a legislative intern in the Boston office of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Mr. Pelletier received a Bachelor of Science in finance with minors in English and government from Bentley College where he focused on corporate finance and real estate with coursework in real estate law, real estate financing and urban planning & development. He holds a Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in finance from the Harvard University Extension School and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bryant University. Mr. Pelletier has successfully completed extensive primary and continuing education courses with the Appraisal Institute, Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers, and other national and regional professional and educational organizations.

Brett is a member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and a designated member of the MBREA (MRA). Brett holds Certified General Real Estate Appraiser licenses in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. He is a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts, a Candidate for Designation of the Appraisal Institute (MAI), an Emerging Leader Member of the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA), a member of the National Council of Housing Market Analysts (NCHMA, an affiliated council of National Housing and Rehabilitation Association). He is a member of Lambda Alpha International; an honorary land economics society. Brett is a contributing writer to the New England Real Estate Journal and publishes articles on real estate consulting, capital markets, and real estate trends and has spoken at numerous conferences relating to affordable housing finance, analysis, and policy.

From 2010-2016, Mr. Pelletier served as an elected member of the Town Council of Tiverton, RI. In that capacity, he served as liaison to the Economic Development Commission, Planning Board, Harbor & Coastal Waters Management Commission, Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, Library Construction Coordination Committee, and the Real Estate Property Tax Exemption Review Committee. He served on the Tiverton Planning Board from 2016-2017. He served on the Municipal Buildings Feasibility Advisory Committee that analyzed town-owned assets and proposed redevelopment and disposition strategies for historic former municipal buildings. He served as a member of the Land Use Procedural Improvements Committee that improve land use planning through strategic initiatives. He recently served on the Grinnell’s Beach Improvement Committee and chaired the Stone Bridge Abutment Committee; two related committees that provided oversight, project management services, and administration of grants for the restoration of an historic bridge abutment and the redevelopment of an historic park, beach, and municipal dock facility.

Mr. Pelletier is a member of the Preservation Society of Newport County, a non-profit organization that preserves and protects the architectural heritage of the Newport and the region. Mr. Pelletier serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Striving Artists Theatre Company of Beverly, Massachusetts; a non-profit performing arts organization dedicated to enriching the community with innovative theatre arts. Additionally, Mr. Pelletier serves as Government Relations Chair and a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and a member of the Young Advisors Board of the Boston Preservation Alliance.

Massachusetts Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
New Hampshire Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
Rhode Island Certified General Real Estate Appraiser
Connecticut Certified Real Estate Appraiser
Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Broker

Phone: 617-261-7100
Mobile: 857-409-1079

Professional Affiliations

Financial Institutions

  • Affirmative Investments
  • Aldrich Eastman & Waltch
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • Arcand
  • Bank of America
  • Boston Andes Capital
  • Bristol Group
  • East Boston Savings Bank
  • Eastern Bank
  • Equity Resources
  • First Financial Partners
  • First Trade Union Bank
  • Freddie Mac
  • John Hancock Realty Advisors
  • Massachusetts Housing Investment Co (MHIC)
  • Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)
  • Merrill Lynch
  • MountainOne Bank
  • Prudential Retirement System
  • Radian Asset Assurance
  • Realty Financial Partners
  • Reliastar
  • Rockhall Funding Corp
  • Rockport Mortgage
  • SalemFive
  • The NHP Foundation
  • The Property and Casualty Initiative, LLC
  • Trinity Financial
  • U. S. Bank
  • University Bank
  • Washington Mortgage
  • WNC & Associates

For-Profit Development

  • Arch Street Development LLC
  • Avalon Properties
  • Barkan Management
  • Carabetta Enterprises
  • Commerce Associates
  • Edgewood Development
  • Equity Ventures (Dimeo)
  • FELDCO Development
  • Gene B. Glick
  • General Investment and Development
  • Gunwyn Development Corp
  • HallKeen Management
  • Historic Preservation Partners
  • Housing Partners, Inc.
  • J P I
  • Karam Financial Corp
  • Lever Development
  • Liberty Properties
  • Longwood Management
  • Meredith Management
  • Pappas Management
  • Paradigm Properties
  • Phipps Houses
  • Picerne Properties
  • Raymond Property Company
  • Rogerson Communities
  • Sacro Development Corporation
  • Silver Street Development
  • Simon Companies
  • Starrett City Associates
  • The Harbor Companies
  • Weld Management
  • Windale Developers
  • Winn Development

Legal/Consulting Firms

  • Bingham McCutchen
  • Burns & Levinson
  • Choate Hall & Stewart
  • Davis Malm D'Agostine
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • DLA Piper
  • Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
  • Eisenberg Consulting
  • Gargiulo/Rudnick, LLP
  • Goulston & Storrs
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Holland & Knight
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • Lawson & Weitzen, LLP
  • MacRostie Historic Advisors
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Peabody & Arnold
  • Purkey Carter Compton Swann & Carter, PLLC
  • Roach, Ioannidis & Megaloudis, LLC
  • Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP
  • Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher
  • Sullivan & Worcester


  • Abby's House, Inc.
  • B’nai B’rith Housing New England
  • Boston Community Loan Fund
  • Care Group
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Elizabeth Stone House
  • Episcopal Diocese of Boston
  • Ernst & Young
  • Habit Management
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Lifebridge/Seeds of Hope Housing
  • New England Baptist Hospital
  • North Bennet Street School
  • Pine Street Inn
  • Supportive Living, Inc.
  • The Caleb Foundation
  • The LIFE Initiative
  • The NHP Foundation
  • The Sisters of Providence
  • Trinity Church
  • University of New Hampshire
  • YWCA of Southeastern MA


  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Fitchburg Housing Authority
  • General Services Administration
  • Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority
  • Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing)
  • Massachusetts Turnpike Authority
  • Rhode Island Housing (RI Housing)
  • Scituate Housing Authority
  • Somerville Housing Authority
  • State of Washington Retirement System
  • Town of Fairhaven, MA
  • Town of Framingham, MA
  • Town of Northborough, MA
  • U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Virginia Retirement System


  • Agway, Inc.
  • AIMCO, Inc.
  • Amtrak
  • Burnham Corp
  • General Electric
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Development Corporation
  • I D X
  • Napleton Automotive Group
  • National Bureau of Economic Affairs
  • Raytheon
  • Staples

Non-Profit Development

  • Berkshire Housing Development Corporation
  • Caritas Communities
  • Casa Esperanza
  • Codman Square NDC
  • Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC)
  • Fenway Community Development Corp
  • Harborlight Community Partners
  • HEARTH, Inc.
  • Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Inc.
  • Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp
  • Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc.
  • Preservation of Affordable Housing - POAH
  • RCAP Solutions, Inc.
  • Rogerson Communities
  • Urban Edge
  • Valley Affordable Housing
  • Women's Institute for Housing & Economic Development

Architects & Engineers

  • Davis Square Architects, Inc.
  • Hresko Associates, Inc.
  • The Architectural Team, Inc.
  • The Narrow Gate
  • Threepoint Design Associates