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“One Minute With…” Rob Waters, Director of Asset Services

February 2, 2022


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“One Minute With…” Rob Waters, Director of Asset Services

Rob Waters is Director of Asset Services at Core Investments, Inc. He joined the company in March 2018.

 

What do you actually do for Core?

In short, I manage our existing assets – our properties as well as our tenant relationships. While we’re primarily a development company, we have a lot of assets under control — residential, land, industrial, office, retail. While we’re developing plans on redevelopment, we need to make sure the properties cash-flow and are occupied with tenants. I go out to visit our physical assets on a regular basis as well as meet with our tenants regularly to ensure they have a positive tenant experience within the Core portfolio. Our tenants are the most important asset – they help the properties cash-flow. Our portfolio is mainly in South Boston, but we’ve expanded into the suburbs recently in towns such as Marblehead, Randolph and Braintree on the South Shore. We’re geographically getting larger which is an exciting part of the job. We know South Boston so well – it’s fun and exciting to get to know new areas of Massachusetts.

 

Rob, what did you do before Core?

I actually managed Core’s properties as their property manager. I worked for a company called Transwestern. I was there for a few years and unfortunately, or fortunately as it turned out, Transwestern withdrew from the region, and I was approached by Core to see if I would join their internal team. I feel fortunate that’s the way the cookie crumbled.

 

Where did you go to school?

Suffolk University. I got a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

 

And where did you grow up?

In a small town, Fryeburg, Maine. Ever since I remember, I dreamt of the bright lights of Boston, so while I loved growing up in Fryeburg it felt inevitable that I ended up in Boston for college. I also had family in Massachusetts, so Boston wasn’t unknown to me. It quickly became clear that the job opportunities and my life were in Boston and the surrounding areas. But I love Fryeburg.

 

Where do you live now?

In Rockland, on the South Shore.

 

What do you do to have fun or outside work?

Since I live on the South Shore, you’d find me going to one of the local breweries with my wife, going for bicycle rides on local trails, walking the dogs at one of the parks in the area or gardening in my backyard. I took up gardening a few years ago and grow vegetables. Ask anyone in the office about my dynamite green peppers. My wife and I really love the Cape, and we try to get down there as often as we can. I’m also an avid New England sports fan and cheer on all our local sports teams.

 

What’s a favorite place of yours in the Boston area?

Something my wife and I really think is important to keep on our calendar, regardless of the time of year, is Thursday night date night. A favorite spot on the South Shore is the Range Bar & Grille, over in Hingham. There’s a golf driving range in the back, so when the weather’s nice we’ll hit some balls and then have a couple of drinks and dinner.

 

Is there anything new in your life?

My wife and I just got a second puppy. We have one golden retriever, a three-year-old named Lemon. On Jan. 1, we went to Colebrook, New Hampshire – basically Canada – and picked up the little guy. His name is Hank, and he’s a dark golden retriever. Lemon is adjusting quite well. She enjoys having Hank around but also likes her own time with her parents.


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