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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…” Dave Pogorelc, Founder & CEO

March 4, 2022

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“One Minute With…” Dave Pogorelc, Founder & CEO

Dave Pogorelc is Founder and “Chief Encouragement Officer” of Core Investments, Inc. He started the company in 2001.


What do you actually do at Core?

I look for undervalued assets. I call it treasure hunting. But also having a vision for what they can be. I hire the right people and create an excellent team, internally or externally. Development, accounting, asset services internally. And, outside, our consultants. We’re good at that.  Also it involves understanding momentum, trends. You look for undervalued assets, going into an area or neighborhood that can be repositioned, or going into the near future, trending into an upward market location-wise or industry-wise. And it has added value for the neighborhood in the area – going back to our slogan: It’s a Community, not a Commodity.


Dave, what did you do before Core?

Prior to Core, I was a partner in another firm, Helm Investment Partnership, doing very similar things for about seven years.


Where did you go to school?

Bryant University. I majored in marketing and minored in economics. I went there because it has a beautiful campus – that’s how I selected it. 


And where did you grow up?

In Needham and South Natick, and in Minnesota. I went back and forth. I was born in Minnesota, and when I was three we moved to South Natick. When I was 12 or 13 we moved back to Minnesota. And when I was in ninth grade we moved back to Needham. My dad was a vice president of sales and marketing in the Boston area and Minneapolis and then in sales and marketing for an electronic security access devices company in Natick.


Where do you live now?

In the Back Bay.


What do you do to have fun or outside work?

I like to take my Jeep and drive in remote areas, like the beaches of Nantucket. I like to travel and I like traveling out west in the U.S. or going to Europe. I also like to tinker. I just bought a nice ’32 “highboy” hotrod with a fiberglass body with a 350 engine. 


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

In the Boston area I like to get in my car and drive around. Driving out west of Boston on the country roads to clear my mind. Being on the water helps me reflect too.


Is there anything new in your life?

I’ve had covid twice. How’s that?

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