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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

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Do. Or do not. There is no try.

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“One Minute With…” Jack Frieden, Associate Development Manager

April 11, 2024

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“One Minute With…” Jack Frieden, Associate Development Manager


Jack Frieden is Associate Development Manager at Core Investments, Inc. He joined the company in February 2024.


What do you actually do for Core?
A lot. I help manage various development projects for Core, specifically the On the Dot development in South Boston. Right now I’m responsible for managing the overall master schedule, designing and confirming that various presentations that we present to the internal executive teams are up to date — of market strategy, activation elements and building concepts — in conjunction with other consultants. At this point, I’m getting my feet wet in all development aspects, from strategy to finance to construction to entitlements to site activation. Being involved in all those conversations with John [John Cissel, President of Development) and Michael [Michael Cahill, Senior Vice President for Development and Luis [Luis Mejias, Senior Development Manager] has allowed me to understand Core’s goals, initiatives, and processes in a short time frame.

Jack, what did you do before Core?
I was a project engineer at Wise Construction in Winchester, MA. I worked on the Alexandria Real Estate Equities account, building labs, offices, and other amenity spaces for them. They were one of our most valued accounts, and we built a multitude of their projects in Greater Boston. Prior to that I was a co-op at HYM Investment Group, working on Bulfinch Crossing and Suffolk Downs.

Where did you go to school?
Wentworth Institute of Technology, in Boston.

And where did you grow up?
Burlington, MA.

Where do you live?
Burlington. I drive in. I’m currently looking to invest in a three-family home in Boston.

What do you do to have fun when you’re not working?
I am an avid musician, playing guitar and song-writing, as well as developing an app for various musician connections.

What kind of guitar do you play?
I just picked up a Les Paul Custom, which was my dream guitar.

What’s a favorite place of yours in the Boston area?
I like the Boston Common, just honestly. And the Public Garden.

Is there anything else new in your life?
Entering development. That’s been a passion of mine for a while. I’m very excited to be switching my career from construction to development. And buying my Les
Paul Custom, which is a milestone for me. Before, I played my grandfather’s Fender Telecaster.

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