We’re working with smart people who are driving development and change locally and impacting the blueprint of important initiatives like Boston’s Innovation District.
There’s no boundary between my professional and personal life and I don’t want any boundaries limiting the way I think about the world, either. I’m working on my ability to prioritize – but, I gave up on balance years ago. They brought an experienced staff to Commodore and a large portfolio of commercial office buildings and major institutional projects.
You’ve always said that achieving “balance” in life is over-rated. I think we have to be successful carving out the time we really need to do what we really want to do. Their history of managing large, complex projects, including large office parks, restorations and commercial jobs, has strengthened and accelerated our combined growth. I’ve got 3 kids, all graduated from college – another reminder that I’m not a young gun anymore. Just the same way that I never quite feel like I’ve arrived – they haven’t arrived either – but I’m hopeful for all of us.
One of the concerns I’ve always had with the construction industry is that we can sometimes be myopic.
I want to expand on all the lessons I’ve learned, in the Navy and in business, to keep my horizons as broad as possible. Martini was a 60-year-old family-run construction management firm at the time we acquired them.
In his free time, James also enjoys traveling, golf and skiing.
I’m living my dream project…which somehow turned into a 15 year nightmare along the way.Josh started as a full-time intern at Commodore in August of 2014.During his internship, he worked on a wide spectrum of projects – from 275 Wyman Street to the Four Seasons and Distillery projects.Josh says that James Apodaca is the only person he’s ever known who already knew the breed…and has 2 of them!Adele hopped on the bandwagon after meeting Josh’s pet…so it’s fast becoming the Royal Dog of Commodore!I’ve been restoring or, should say trying to restore my ’71 Le Mans convertible.