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 & Principal
Bruce Levine joined EIP in April 2007 and has over 40 years of commercial real estate experience. As Chief Executive Officer, Bruce leads acquisition, capital formation, and asset management strategies, and oversees all other aspects of the firm’s operations. Bruce has spearheaded the firm's acquisition of over 50 million square feet of industrial property across the United States.
Prior to joining EIP, Bruce served as Partner at CB Richard Ellis New England, where he closed on more than 500 commercial real estate and industrial transactions worth over $1 billion and totaling more than 15 million square feet.
Bruce is an active member of NAIOP, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, and the BID-Needham Hospital Board of Trustees where he serves on the development committee. He is a former Board member of West End House Boys & Girls Camp and The Bridge Center in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Bruce graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Chief Executive Officer
Hunter Emerson joined EIP in 2007 as a Principal and oversees all leasing carried out by the company, including negotiating lease agreements and facilitating client and tenant relations.
Prior to joining EIP, Hunter was a Vice President at CB Richard Ellis, New England’s commercial brokerage group, where he participated in over 300 completed transactions totaling more than 6.7 million square feet in the Greater Boston real estate market. From 1988 to 1994, Hunter was a Leasing/Operations Officer for Cummings Properties Management, Inc., where he leased and managed over 3 million square feet of office, industrial and R&D space, and negotiated more than 250 lease transactions. He is a member of NAIOP.
Hunter graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, with a B.S. in Political Science.
Mark Reardon joined EIP in 2019 as a Principal with 30 years of commercial real estate experience. Mark leverages his expertise with acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing of all property types to maximize the returns of the company’s portfolio.
Prior to joining EIP, Mark was Executive Vice President at CBRE/New England and prior to that he served as Senior Director at Cushman and Wakefield. He has completed more than 40 million square feet of lease and sale transactions in 28 states with an aggregate value in excess of $3.5 billion.
Mark is a board member of Fisher College and a past board member of the Middlesex 3.
Mark graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.A. in Accounting.
Jeffrey Levine joined EIP in April 2018 with over 8 years of commercial real estate experience. He serves as EIP’s Director of Investments and Asset Management, sourcing new acquisition opportunities and overseeing operations of over 7 million square feet of real estate.
Prior to joining EIP, Jeffrey was Manager of Investments at IDI Gazeley (a Brookfield Company) based in London, focused on the acquisition of warehouse and distribution facilities across Europe, acquiring 40 buildings totaling over 7 million square feet and generating over $30 million in stabilized net operating income. Additionally, Jeffrey performed managerial duties in the disposal of Gazeley’s $2.8 billion platform to GLP in 2017. Before moving to Europe, Jeffrey began his career as a Financial Analyst for CBRE New England’s Investment Sales and worked as Valuations Analyst for Prologis.
Jeffrey graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Finance & Accounting
Director of Investments & Asset Management
Dave Nevins joined Equity Industrial Partners in 2021 and brings over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, property and asset management, and organizational leadership. As COO, Dave oversees the firm’s operational functions, including property and asset management as well as acquisition and dispositions due diligence.
Prior to joining EIP, Dave was COO at Jones Street Investment Partners, a private equity sponsor of multifamily real estate. Prior to Jones Street, Dave was a Director at The RMR Group, a publicly-traded REIT, where he was responsible for property management and leasing of a 7m square foot portfolio of commercial property across New England.
Dave graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with B.A. in Political Science. Dave also holds a Graduate Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from Boston University and is a licensed Massachusetts real estate broker.
Chief Operating Officer
Gerry joined EIP in 2021, reuniting with his previous CBRE partners Bruce, Mark, and Hunter. A 35-year veteran of industrial commercial real estate he has represented client interests across the country ranging from greenfield development to disposition of surplus corporate real estate. Gerry’s experience and creative approach is a strength in dealing with repositioning complex real estate opportunities, such as Quonset Business Park, a former Navy base to one of the nation’s premier industrial parks.
Gerry has completed and been involved in thousands of industrial transactions in leasing, development, and disposition. Gerry will continue to leverage his existing and new relationships in New England but will look to expand EIP presence in the Southeast, United States.
Gerry serves on many non-profit boards and is currently a trustee at Salve Regina University. He also served ten years on the Boston Real Estate Board (BOMA/CLIC) and was a board member at RIPEC (Rhode Island Expenditure Council) for close to ten years.
Gerry is a graduate of Saint Anselm College.