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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

         – Lao Tzu

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

         – Milton Berle

When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities.

        – Jennifer Pahlka

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

          – Bob Basso

Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left.

        – Neil Patel

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.

        – Steve Hawking

It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.

         – Elvis Presley 

God has given us two hands–one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.

         – Billy Graham

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.

         – George Washington

Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

         – George Washington

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.

         – George Washington

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

         – Mother Teresa

Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.

         – Jodi Picoult

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.

         – Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.

         –  John Donne

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

         –  Plato

Everything is connected, no one thing can change by itself.

         – Paul Hawken

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen as once.

         –  Paulo Coelho

Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

         –  Paulo Coelho

Do. Or do not. There is no try.

         – Yoda, Jedi Master

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“One Minute With…” Tim Mackie, Vice President of Development

August 11, 2022

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“One Minute With…” Tim Mackie, Vice President of Development

Tim Mackie is Vice President of Development at Core Investments. He’s been with the growing company a long time, joining in August of 2005.


What do you actually do for Core?

I do a lot of different things for Core, but basically I manage development projects. I’ve managed the Washington Village entitlements, and I manage Core’s part of Washington Village, a joint venture, from an owner’s perspective. I worked on On the Dot, and now I’m basically heading up our environmental portfolio, managing the cleanup of our formerly industrial properties.


What did you do before Core?

I owned my own construction company. We focused on renovations, high-end renovations in the Back Bay, kitchens and bathrooms mostly, and brownstone conversions.


Where did you go to school?

Wentworth Institute of Technology.



And where did you grow up?

I grew up in the Berkshires, in Richmond, Massachusetts, on the New York border.


What do you do to have fun and when you’re not working?

I like to play golf, ride my bike, paddle-board, go to the beach. I like to travel, and I enjoy riding motorcycles.


Where do you live now?

I live in Boston, the South End, on West Newton Street.


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

I like Titus Sparrow Park in my neighborhood. And local restaurants, particularly Petit Robert Bistro, on Columbus Avenue.

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