Jonathan Weiss

Jonathan Weiss

President

Jonathan started Equinox over 20 years ago with his tool belt and some one-page leases from the back of a land lording book.  Since that time, he has built Equinox into a fully integrated real estate development, property management, general contracting and property maintenance company.   He is passionate about how cities grow and evolve and feels lucky to work with the built environment as Philadelphia is going through its current renaissance.  He is also extremely proud to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who were also Philadelphia entrepreneurs.

Jonathan was also a founder of Tree House Books, a non-profit literacy center in North Philadelphia, and recently co-chaired the Impact Development Council at the Urban Land Institute.   Jonathan holds a BA degree from Amherst College and an MS from The University of Pennsylvania.

Gregory Hallquist

Gregory Hallquist

Sr. VP of Development & Construction

Greg started his career as an engineer and project manager working on the design and construction of large pharmaceutical, high technology, and institutional projects. He learned and embraced the fundamentals of project execution at an early age and employs them in all the work he undertakes. As his career matured, Greg fell in love with the development process and has been involved in or lead the development effort on multi-residential, hospitality, high technology, and mixed-use markets.

As the Senior VP of Development & Construction at Equinox MC, Greg is responsible for guiding his team to lead projects through conception, feasibility analyses, pre-development, pre-construction, and construction. He sees to it that each project is organized and driven to meet or exceed our client’s expectations. Greg has been in the industry for over 40 years and has developed a strong passion for the built environment. He graduated Cum Laude and holds a BS of Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.

Star Little

Star Little

VP Property Management & Sales

Star has been a part of the Equinox team since 2008.  She oversees the property management and sales departments of Equinox where she has lead the successful launch of multiple developments.  She loves everything about real estate, and is especially passionate about how real estate can transform communities and lives.

When she’s not working on another renovation project, Star enjoys spending time with her husband, the Golf Pro, and their three children.

Michelle Versace

Michelle Versace

Controller

Michelle has over 15 years of experience as a Controller or Chief Financial Officer in the Construction and Manufacturing industries.  She has been responsible for and managed staffs as large as 12 people, and is proficient in all aspects of general and cost accounting, budgeting, A/P and A/R, compliance, insurance, taxes, and financial management. She is also well versed in human resources including employee insurance, healthcare, policy renewals, and compliance. She graduated from NYU with a B.S. in Finance.

Michelle loves being a parent and enjoys travel and fitness. She is especially passionate about being a role model and mentor to young woman.

Pete Hartenstine

Pete Hartenstine

Director of Construction

Pete is one of our project managers and comes to us with over 14 years in the construction industry. He has been involved in projects as large $100MM and has lead projects as large as $35MM. His background in estimating and project controls as well as his insights into project scope and constructability are especially valuable in the pre-construction phase of our projects. Pete is instrumental in helping to lead our continuous improvement of our processes and guidelines.  Pete graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Civil Engineering with a Project Management focus. As a local resident, he is passionate about his neighborhood and his community. Pete is a big sports fan, loves watching baseball and traveling with his wife.

Bill Rullo

Bill Rullo

Director of Procurement

Bill is our Director of Procurement, and has been managing people, projects, and resources in government and the private sector for more than 35 years. He wears multiple hats at Equinox, with a range of responsibilities including procurement, sourcing, contracts, and long-range planning. He is responsible for the development and management of our strategic alliances with subcontractors and suppliers.

In his off time, Bill can be found tooling around the country in his RV with his partner in life, Karen, and their kids or at home rooting for Philadelphia’s sports teams. Little known fact: Bill is a certified ASA/USA umpire; in his tenth year, averaging 100 games a year behind the plate.

Jeffrey Smiley

Jeffrey Smiley

Project Manager

Jeff is a project manager for Equinox. He has been in the multi-family and mixed-use space for just over 12 years, all in Class A projects. That experience includes many years in property operations and marketing, design, construction, and post-delivery. He has degrees in Civil Engineering (BS), Architecture (BS of Arch Studies), and Interior Design (MFA). He is diligently working on the continuous improvement of our overall quality control and warranty processes. He loves college football, culinary adventurism, fashion, and nearly all things Star Wars and has two standard poodles named King Cooper Reese and Sir Curly Jefferson.

Octavian Tita

Octavian Tita

Project Manager

Octavian is a Project Engineer and performs several functions at Equinox, including managing the field operations or the document and project controls of a project.  Whether managing the submittals, RFI’s, field supervision, or cost tracking for his projects, Octavian strives for excellence and continuous improvement.

Alex Bruce

Alex Bruce

Project Manager

Alex is a project manager here at Equinox. As a licensed architect and Passive House consultant, he brings nearly a decade of experience designing large-scale, mixed-use and multi-family housing projects across the country. His expertise in creative problem solving, evaluating drawings, and interpreting building codes brings a unique set of skills to the Equinox team. In addition to playing the role of Project Manager, Alex closely reviews our projects for opportunities to optimize and improve the quality, durability, and affordability of every project that we develop or build.

Alex lives in the Francisville neighborhood in Philly, where he spends much of his time renovating a century-old rowhome. He enjoys playing piano, gardening, and trying new restaurants with his wife. Alex is also an active member of the AIA, ULI and Community Design Collaborative.

Corey Reinhart

Corey Reinhart

Project Manager

Corey has close to 10 years of experience in the development and construction industries, and has been involved in everything from land transactions to high end residential renovations. The bulk of his experience is in the project management of ground up large scale multi-residential projects here in Philadelphia, and includes projects ranging from 3 to 16 stories and as many as 310 units. He is well versed in all facets of project management including cost and schedule control, as well as closely managing quality and safety on over $130MM in completed work. He’s worked on the developer side of the fence for his entire career, so he has a unique insight into the perspective of our developer clients. He is an accomplished impactful team member.

Corey enjoys playing tennis, golf and basketball, and spending time with his girlfriend.

Gary Homanick

Gary Homanick

Project Engineer

Gary joined Equinox in early 2021 as a Project Engineer and brings over 10 years of international construction industry experience to the team. Gary’s roles and responsibilities offer key administrative support to senior management all throughout every stage of a project lifecycle. With a versatile and adaptable approach to every task and process, Gary’s work ethic helps facilitate a good working relationship with his fellow team members, clients, subcontractors, and various stakeholders alike. The industry sectors that Gary has worked in ranges from residential, retail, infrastructure, government, and historical preservation.
When he’s not in the office, Gary enjoys exploring the outdoors and learning more about the environmental discipline of bushcraft. Gary also holds a Bachelor’s in Architectural Studies and an M.B.A. from Philadelphia University, along with a Master of Construction Project Management from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Jules Arici

Assistant Project Manager

More info coming soon.

Dora Mastromarco

Dora Mastromarco

Construction Coordinator

Dora is the Construction Coordinator here at Equinox. Dora has family roots in the Construction industry and has been part of the building industry from procurement through accounting. Her strong accounting and procurement background are valuable with estimating, organization and pre-construction project set up and planning as well as establishing sub-contractor relationships. Dora enjoys refinishing furniture and various DIY projects around the house. She is an animal lover and when not working she is spending time with her dog Maci and family.

Larry Kaufman

Larry Kaufman

Warranty Manager

Larry is our Quality Control Manager, and diligently ensures that our projects meet or exceed our client’s quality objectives.  His attention to detail and persistence are evident as he walks the projects at various stages of construction to check that our subcontractors are following the drawings and specifications as they perform their work.  Larry also manages our warranty program.

Jim Lapent

Jim Lapent

Superintendent

Jim is a Superintendent and comes to Equinox with years of experience managing the field operations of a project.  He manages his team of subcontractors and suppliers to ensure that they meet our schedule and our quality expectations.  He also coordinates site logistics, interface with city agencies and utilities, neighbor relations, and of course ensuring that we meet our clients’ expectations.

Michael Scahill

Michael Scahill

Superintendant

Michael is a superintendent for Equinox and has been in the industry for over 22 years. He started out in a cabinet shop in high school and developed an attention to detail that follows him to this day. Michael is diligent in driving the project schedule and quality goals and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to exceeding expectations. His leadership of our safety program is no exception. Outside of Equinox, he is an avid golfer, and he also loves spending time modifying his diesel trucks.

Alan Kreitzberg

Alan Kreitzberg

Superintendent

Alan Kreitzberg is a Senior Superintendent here at Equinox. With over four decades of experiences, he has worked on vast projects internationally and domestically. Alan has filled numerous roles in his career but being a Resident and Permit Engineer gives him incredible insight of municipality operations and structure. Alan continues to dedicate himself, to achieve a high level of quality and professionalism in all aspects. 

Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid

Site Steward

Karim is our Site Steward, and is responsible for security, safety, soil and erosion control, and cleanliness of all our active construction and development sites. Karim carefully manages his team to accomplish this amidst a demanding schedule. This has been especially challenging during COVID, but Karim has risen to the challenge. In his free time, Karim loves sports, working out and spending time with his daughter.

Maurice Foxworth

Maurice Foxworth

Laborer

Maurice is part of our construction labor and site management team.  He is diligent and excited about his work.  He loves being a part of a project from beginning to end and getting to see it go from drawings to a complete building where people live. Many people don’t know, but Maurice also likes sewing and knitting in his free time.

Jibreel Williams

Jibreel Williams

Laborer

Jibril is part of our site steward team, making sure that all our jobsites are secure, safe, and clean. He has a wide range of experience in his 5 years in the construction industry. His background includes appliance installation, light carpentry, demolition, and construction site maintenance. Jibril is passionate about his work and doing an excellent job at whatever tasks are at hand. He enjoys reading, writing, and he is a die-hard Eagles fan!

Liam Kirk

Liam Kirk

Construction Intern

More info coming soon.

Colwin Bocasan

Colwin Bocasan

Property Manager

As a Property Manager, he helps prospective residents find the right apartment to call home. A resident of Philadelphia for almost 10 years Colwin is committed to this city and growing a community. I’ve also worked in local restaurants, farmer’s markets in and around the city getting to know, and working with all kinds of people. I’m a food and bar guide to the city, tell me what kind of cuisine and vibe you’re looking for and I can give you the perfect recommendation.

Morgan Coacher

Morgan Coacher

Property Manager

Morgan is a property manager for many first-time renters and students. She prides herself on the relationships she creates and the knowledge she can share with residents. Outside of work she enjoys visiting breweries, walking with her dog and trying new things.

Chali Cooke

Chali Cooke

Leasing Associate

As a leasing agent, Chali is in charge of corresponding with current and potential clients, helping lease apartments, and giving tours of available apartments and spaces. Outside of Equinox, Chali is a theatre actor, voice actor, TV Actor who has been active in theatre in Philly for the past 5 years.

Fun fact: Chali and Colwin previously worked together in the restaurant industry so she enjoys getting the chance to work with him again!

Viktor Stefanovych

Viktor Stefanovych

Lead Maintenance Tech

As a lead maintenance tech, Viktor leads our growing facilities team in the Property Management department.  Viktor is passionate about what he does and loves when everyone is satisfied with their maintenance needs. Outside of Equinox, Viktor loves spending time with his wife and 2 kids and going to the beach with them as well as fishing and hunting.

Sasha Vochits

Sasha Vochits

Senior Maintenance Technician

We like to think of Sasha as a human Swiss Army Knife.   There is almost nothing he can’t build or fix.  Sasha is a senior maintenance technician and rotates between our new construction, warranty, and property maintenance departments.   Sasha has been with Equinox for over 15 years and we are so grateful to have him.   On warm summer weekends, Sasha can be found jet skiing with his family.
Igor Antonuk

Igor Antonuk

Maintenance Tech

As a maintenance tech, Igor helps all residents with loose ends that need to be tied up. Igor enjoys learning about different trades and working on various property management projects including routine maintenance requests, turnovers, and capital improvement projects.

Contact Us

1521 N 31st Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Property Management/Leasing: 215-966-8627

info@equinoxmc.com