A FEW MINUTES WITH BRANDYN CROCKETT OF CORE INVESTMENTS, INC.
Brandyn Crockett is a Senior Property Accountant at Core Investments, Inc. He joined the company in August 2022.
What do you actually do for Core?
I do financials for some of the residential and commercial properties. Things like bank reconciliations. And I do some side projects related to accounting. I’m working on a 1099 tax forms project right now. I assist with any other financial related responsibilities.
Brandyn, what did you do before Core?
I was a staff accountant at Hersha Hospitality Management in Harrisburg, PA. They do hospitality management, and I was doing a lot of the same things there. Monthly financials, doing ownership reporting for the outside ownership groups. Preparing financial packages for them. I did weekly cash flows to help out with some of the hotels struggling through pandemic, to make sure they would survive.
Where did you go to school?
I went to school Kutztown University, near Allentown, Pennsylvania. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in accounting.
And where did you grow up?
In a little town called Newport, Pennsylvania, about 30 minutes northwest of Harrisburg.
Where do you live now?
I live in Arlington. It’s a nice location.
What do you do to have fun when you’re not working?
My main hobby is playing electric guitar. I’ve played for almost 10 years now. It’s a very consistent hobby for me. I like also like to go to the gym, work out. Sometimes my girlfriend and I go on hiking trips. Or sometimes with friends we go on different trips.
Did you play in a band?
No. Just me. I don’t perform, it’s just like a practicing thing for me. My inspiration to play guitar was Eddie Van Halen. I’m a huge fan. I was “tapping.” I practiced the hell out of “Eruption.” I have an Ibanez Prestige I play right now, a seven-string. The extra string is a B in standard tuning. It’s popular for use if you don’t have a bass guitarist. Back home in Pennsylvania I used to play — it was kind of unique — a Schecter Synyster Gates Custom.
What’s a favorite place of yours in the Boston area?
I’m still fairly new to the area. I like going to the TD Garden for Celtics or Bruins games. I’m not necessarily a Boston fan — growing up in Pennsylvania kind of complicates things. But I like going to a game when I get a chance.
Is there anything new in your life?
Interesting question. I’m having a lot of new things in my life at moment. I’m about to have a wife next year. I’m engaged. I’m actually about to buy a new car within the next week. We’re looking a SUVs, nothing too big. The only car I have is a two-door coupe, and it doesn’t work well for moving stuff.