Featured Quotes

If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right.

          – Bob Basso

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.

         –  Biz Stone

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

         –  Babe Ruth

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

         –  Steve Jobs

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.

         –  Howard Schultz

Always deliver more than expected.

         –  Larry Page

Never give in-never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

         –  Winston Churchill

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now

         –  Chinese proverb

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.

         –  Michael Jordan

Do. Or do not. There is no try.

         – Yoda, Jedi Master

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Leadership

David Pogorelc
David Pogorelc
CEO/Founder
Professional Experience

Over his 30 year career, David has worked on the disposition, acquisition, leasing, development, and financing of a wide portfolio of projects in the Boston market, contributing to the success of Core Investments and its partnerships. David launched his career in development while still a student at Bryant University and honed his expertise over three decades. Prior to founding Core Investments, Dave was a founder and partner at Helm Investments, a real estate investment firm focusing on residential properties in Boston.

Dave is a proud supporter of numerous local and national charitable organizations, including Smile Train, Project Bread, Special Olympics, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Feed the Children, Food for the Poor, Salvation Army, Wounded Warrior Project, Soldiers’ Angels, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Covenant House, and Catholic Relief Services.

Education 

Bryant University, Marketing and Communications

Tim Mackie
Tim Mackie
VP of Development & Asset Services
Professional Experience

As Vice President of Development and Asset Services, Tim directs the development arm at Core and is responsible for managing the development pipeline and current portfolio of stabilized assets. To date, he has completed $80 million (130,000 SF) of development from acquisition to stabilization across several property types and has successfully permitted 1 million square feet in Boston. He is currently engaged in permitting 8-10 million square feet  and completing the development of $400 million of real estate.

Tim has specialized knowledge of Heritage Restoration Tax Credit projects, city permitting, construction processes and development analysis. Tim joined Core in 2005 with an extensive background in residential and commercial construction management.

Education

Wentworth Institute of Technology Construction Management

Registration

State of Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License

Brett Lazar
Brett Lazar
Managing Director
Professional Experience

Over the course of his 25+ year career, Brett has built a solid reputation of financial and ethical integrity. He has a demonstrated ability to bridge tactical and strategic initiatives to drive organizational success. Brett has helped build world-class teams through the seamless integration of processes, people and technology. Brett has held executive positions in finance and operations for construction, technology and real estate development companies.

Brett joined Core in 2015 and manages finance, investors and operations. Brett spends his time off enjoying his family and volunteering at his local Rotary where he is their Treasurer.

Education 

F.W. Olin Graduate School, Babson College, Master of Business and Administration

Lehigh University Bachelor of Science in Accounting


Team

Jessica Blackerby
Jessica Blackerby
Controller
Dave Cameron
Dave Cameron
Project Manager
Vanessa Calligaris
Vanessa Calligaris
Senior Accountant
Brian Mallett
Brian Mallett
Accountant
Alma Sazo-Ramirez
Alma Sazo-Ramirez
Paralegal
Rob Waters
Rob Waters
ASSET MANAGER
Erick Cruz
Erick Cruz
Design Associate
Michelle Zani
Michelle Zani
Office Administrator
Cheryl Balkcom
Cheryl Balkcom
Executive Assistant to CEO
Richard Kennedy
Richard Kennedy
Financial Consultant
John Cissel
John Cissel
DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT