James Abdulla

Brentwood, California, United States


James E. Abdulla began his career at AWK Consulting Engineers, Inc. in January of 2008 after pursuing collegiate athletics from 2003 to 2007. During his initial tenure at AWK, his duties consisted of administration such as marketing, invoicing, and other miscellaneous tasks. He was under the mentorship of his father, Errol Abdulla, where he learned about the civil engineering industry. With this experience, James co-founded and became the majority owner of both AWK Development, Inc. and J&E Real Estate, LP & LLC in 2012. These entities have engaged in affordable, market rate, single and multi-family housing development projects. His first project involved the demolition of a 19-unit townhouse building and the construction of six (6) subsidized affordable single-family homes. He has also owned and managed a 34-unit and 15-unit multi-family apartment buildings where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations. Most recently, he and his father completed the sale of two modular homes in North Versailles, Pennsylvania where J&E Real Estate, LLC acted as the primary builder. Additionally, James has been instrumental in the ongoing business development of AWK Consulting Engineers, Inc. He has helped establish locations in Orlando, Florida and Livermore, California. He is directly responsible for all business development activities at both locations. James is also a corporate services designee at EXP Commercial where he is responsible for the maintaining client relationships with various organizations to help them expand and grow their businesses through commercial real estate transactions. Finally, James is currently working on building a sports training facility in the city of Pittsburgh, PA. This facility will foster various camps and clinics for most sports and provide educational seminars for financial literacy, emotional intelligence, investment overview, etc. for athletes and parents. Educationally, James has obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona Global Campus, graduating magna cum laude. He has a real estate agent license in the state of California through the DRE #02007578 and has completed the Athlete Management & Agent Advisory programs at SMWW.