Heritage Equity Partners is a venture real estate development firm focused on pioneering vibrancy in dense up and coming areas. Heritage was founded during the downturn in 2008 with a focus on emerging neighborhoods. From 2008 to date, Heritage played a significant role in driving the development and evolution of Williamsburg, Clinton Hill, and Bushwick, both on residential and commercial real estate. Its residential projects were among the first brought online during and after the downturn in 2008, and helped sustain growth in their neighborhood. Furthermore, Heritage’s buildings achieved record occupancies and offered uniquely contextualized design both in its new construction projects and renovations.
Today Heritage Equity is a leading development firm whose specialization in emerging areas has transformed neighborhoods which are now flourishing centers of culture. Today these areas would be considered Opportunity Zones and, true to our history, we have identified tomorrows emerging neighborhoods.
Chief Executive Officer
Toby Moskovits is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Equity Partners.
Prior to founding Heritage, Ms. Moskovits served as managing director of private equity and venture capital investment at Cammeby's Capital Group, a family owned real estate company in NYC. Prior to that Toby was an analyst at Israel Seed Partners, an early stage venture capital fund based in Jerusalem.
Ms. Moskovits, who holds an MBA from Bar Ilan University, also serves on the National Advisory Board of Springtime Enterprises, a nonprofit supporting women's access to private equity opportunities. She is an active member of Community Board 1 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the advisory council of St Nicks Alliance, supporting their efforts to create job opportunities for residents of North Brooklyn.
Michael Lichtenstein has been President of Heritage Equity Partners since its founding.
Michael is a zoning lawyer by training, with deep roots in the construction and development industries. For the past 20 years, Michael has been involved in over 5 million square feet of residential and commercial development, including residential multi-family properties, as well as a range of commercial sites throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Michael leads a fully integrated development and construction platform. Michael holds a JD from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, in New York, and a BA in Political Science. He was one of the first developers Bedford Stuyvesant starting in 2000, During the following years, Michael was one of the pioneering developers in Williamsburg, as well as one of the first developers in Fishtown, Philadelphia during the years 2000-2008.
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Emerick Patterson is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence. He is also the General Manager for one of Heritage’s new development projects, a 500,000 sq. ft culture and innovation hub in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At Heritage and the Generator, Emerick has been focused on new neighborhood models for innovation as well as leveraging technology to enhance local participation and engagement.
Prior to joining Heritage, Emerick built and led a data-driven Commercial Real Estate Investment team at Marcus & Millichap, and started his career in Emerging Market Investment Banking. Emerick has a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), where he founded the Real Estate Development Lab (RED Lab) and earned a Bachelor’s degree from The School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University.