Lewis Heafitz is Principal and Co-Founder of EIP and invests, builds, and fosters relationships that lead to economically rewarding projects for tenants, owners, and investors.
Prior to founding EIP, Lewis began his real estate career in the 1960s, working first for Citicorp, then as Vice President at Hunneman Co., and later as a Partner at C.W. Whittier. Building upon this extensive experience, Lewis founded his own industrial and commercial development company, Heafitz Development Co., Inc., which developed corporate real estate and industrial parks for major clients including Digital Equipment, Lechmere, Citibank, Marriott, Shaw’s, Xerox, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Reebok, Wang, Data General, Serono, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Sears, and Dunkin Donuts.
Lewis serves as an executive committee member at the Samuel Zell/Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Lewis is a board member of NAIOP, a member of SIOR, and also sits on the Dean Advisory Board at the Boston University School of Medicine.
Lewis graduated from the Wharton School with a B.S. in Economics.
Co-Founder and Principal
Donald Levine was Principal and Co-Founder of Equity Industrial Partners and had over 40 years of commercial real estate experience. Donald had a background in acquiring, developing, and selling over 100 million square feet of office buildings and warehouse/distribution facilities throughout the United States.
Prior to founding EIP, Donald was President and CEO of Buy-Rite Company, one of the nation’s largest insurance salvage companies. In securing facilities to house his salvage business, Donald realized his acumen identifying value in the world of salvage transferred seamlessly to the commercial real estate industry. His ability to recognize and capitalize on unrealized value served as the stepping stone into a career identifying and investing in commercial real estate assets and laid the foundation for the formation and success of Equity Industrial Partners.
He was a member of the Masons since 1957.
Donald graduated of Boston University with a B.A. in Business and Curry College with B.S. in Business Administration.