James “Jim” Zboril
Senior Managing Director, Tavistock Group, Orlando
Located at the Lake Nona, real estate firm Tavistock specializes in planning, design, finance, construction, and development. It employs more than 100. Tavistock has a portfolio of groundbreaking projects, including the 17-square-mile, master planned community of Lake Nona and its new project, Sunbridge, that is more than twice that size. Zboril has been with the company for 16 years.
|EDUCATION||Western Michigan (BS)|
|NEW HOBBY||During this COVID crisis, I wanted to avoid ski lift lines, so I learned how to ski in the backcountry.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I worked as a mechanic in high school and love to fix and fabricate my own cars. In fact, I just purchased a new TIG welder, and I’m trying to learn how to weld aluminum.|
|WORRIES ABOUT||Affordability. I believe that if you work hard, you should be able to buy a house if that is what you desire. Costs and barriers continue to escalate dramatically across the board — land, lumber, fees, regulation, etc. We need some innovative solutions, which aren’t mandates.|
|READING||I recently finished The Second Mountain, by David Brooks|