LG Construction + Development

Once known as LG Homes, LG Construction + Development was founded by Brian Goldberg and Marc Lifshin as a real estate development company focused on producing luxury residential and commercial properties.

At inception, we served two main functions, construction and development, and eventually branched into two different businesses: LG Development Group in 2005 and LG Construction Group in 2008.

Over the past 12 years, our hard work and dedication to perfection has established us as a premier full-service general contracting and development firm. Our focus is solely on that of the client, which makes working with LG a truly unique experience.

LG Advantage

Once we complete a project, we don’t just leave you in the dark – LG Advantage provides service, maintenance, and remodeling during your one year warranty period and beyond. We aim to make your day-to-day property ownership easier and stress-free by also providing seasonal maintenance reminders, consultations, referrals, and emergency assistance.

Our in-house LG Advantage team, comprised of vetted tradesmen, skilled laborers, and project managers, is able to provide our clients with a Post Warranty Program unlike any other. For more information on the LG Advantage please contact us at service@lgdevelopmentgroup.com

Meet The Team

Brian Goldberg

CEO & Partner

Brian is a founding partner of LG Construction + Development, and has spent the last 17 years developing, constructing, and renovating over $600 million in high-end residential and commercial projects around the Chicagoland area.

Brian’s relentless pursuit of the highest level of customer service and uncompromising standards, has led us to be a top-rated company across many different construction types and asset classes.

Brian graduated from the University of Illinois with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in General Engineering, and also has an MBA.

Matt Wilke

Chief Operating Officer

Matt’s 14 years of industry success is built on his dedication and professional drive. By keeping his client’s needs foremost, and developing project teams that do the same, he ensures LG Construction + Development thrives.

As COO of LG Construction, Matt oversees all aspects of our construction projects. His hands-on approach to every facet of the process is visible in each of our completed projects.

Matt grew up in Naperville, Illinois, and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management.

Amy Lusher

Director of Sales & Development

Coming from a family of engineers, venturing into the construction industry was natural for Amy. Her lifelong knowledge of construction and design is utilized in our residential and commercial developments over the past 10 years.

Amy oversees the marketing and branding for each of our developments, in addition to coordinating the sales and leasing teams. She also works directly with clients, building relationships from the start.

Amy grew up in Central Illinois and graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Business and Information Management.

Jennifer Albert

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer has spent over 12 years in public accounting, working in audit, tax, and consulting. She focused primarily on construction and real estate clients, and joined the company after working on a consulting engagement with them.

In addition to Jennifer’s industry-wide experience and knowledge of best practices, she has a passion for the operations side of it, and actually believes accounting is fun!

Jennifer received a Bachelor in Science from Bradley University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the AIPCA.

Marc Lifshin

Partner

Marc Lifshin is a founder of LG Development Group as well as Core Spaces, focusing on the firm’s student housing complexes, high-end mid/high-rise developments, and multi-unit buildings.

He is heavily involved in all aspects of the development process: potential market and asset identification, underwriting and feasibility analysis, negotiations and acquisition, design and development, through the construction management and product delivery.

Marc is a graduate of University of Illinois with a Bachelor in Structural Engineering and a Minor in Business Administration.

Barry Howard

Partner

Barry is a founding partner at LG Development Group and also works with Core paces, managing project financials during construction, and overseeing contracts, orders, invoicing, and draw disbursements.

Barry began his career in management consulting at Accenture, eventually bringing his operational design skills to the construction industry. He helped streamline LG to allow maximum simplicity for everyone involved, creating a portfolio of tools to define roles and responsibilities and to track and manage project budgets throughout construction.

Barry graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor in General Engineering, and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management with a concentration in Real Estate Management.

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Careers

At LG Construction + Development, we pride ourselves on building a culture that employees enjoy being a part of. In addition to a great team and work environment, we offer health/dental/vision benefits, flexible spending account, short/long term disability programs at no cost to the employee, 401k matches, community outreach events, Divvy bike discounts, and fresh fruit and snacks delivered weekly.

Come help us build a better Chicago!

If you live in the Chicago area and are interested in working with our team, please submit your resume to Office@lgdevelopmentgroup.com. Or for more career opportunities with LG, please view our LinkedIn Page.

Philanthropy

Camp Out For Kids

Camp Out for Kids

was founded by LG Construction + Development and Core Partners to give underprivileged kids the opportunity to attend a summer camp in line with their interests. In their first summer in 2008, they were able to send 22 Chicagoland kids to camp. As of today, Camp Out for Kids has sent over 2,000 kids to summer camps around the country, for everything from outdoor adventure to computer programming.

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Pariah Foundation

The Pariah Foundation is a non-profit led by three mental health advocates, one of which is an LG exec, that strives to erase the stigma that plague those suffering from mental illness by promoting awareness, encouraging education and raising money to fund causes that assist and improve the lives of those struggling with mental illness. One of these initiatives is Project Compass, a charity that donates vans to Cook County that will transport mentally ill patients to and from court hearings, parole meetings and government mandated health care sessions.

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Herban Produce

The Herban Produce is a non-profit urban farm spearheaded by LG Construction + Development and EdgeAlliance, a North Lawndale housing-focused non-profit. The farm provides year-round fresh produce to the Garfield Park and North Lawndale communities, along with nutritional education, employment opportunities, and hands-on experience in various aspects of self-sustaining, social enterprise.

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Stand Up For Kids

Stand Up For Kids works hard to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. By teaching youth the basic “life skills” so that they can survive off the streets, helping to build a foundation away from the streets and street life.

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Designs for Dignity

Designs for Dignity transforms nonprofit environments through pro bono design services and in-kind donations, empowering lives through design.

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The Cove School

The Cove School

For 70 years, The Cove School has believed that every child, given the appropriate support, accommodations and time, has the potential to learn, grow and flourish. The Cove School has changed lives and built futures for countless students and their families.

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Piven Theater Workshop

The Mission of the Piven Theatre Workshop is to preserve a process of creative exploration that celebrates each individual’s unique voice through an ensemble-based, community-oriented approach to theatre training and performance.

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Hands & Hooves

Hands & Hooves believes in the powerful benefits provided by our bond with animals. Founded in 1998 to provide physical and recreational horseback riding therapy to children and adults who have physical and/or developmental disabilities, our mission expanded in 2012 to include the use of rescue animals to enhance the lives of people in need.

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Ferrer Foundation

Our mission is to inspire peace and hope for children in underserved Chicago communities. Dedicated to enriching the lives of these children, we provide a range of programming and support including educational wellness, violence prevention, motivational tools, and mentoring. Focusing on, but not limited to children of incarcerated parents, our goal is to empower youth who have yet to maximize their full potential. Ferrer Foundation has served hundreds of children in the Chicago metropolitan area since being founded in 2007.

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The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation

The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation is committed to embracing life’s challenges through cancer research and education. They are now one of the nation’s largest private organizations committed to gastrointestinal cancer research and are committed to fighting GI Cancer and saving more lives.

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ChiMe Chicago Center for Music Education

ChiMe, formerly Suzuki-Orff School of Music, provides an exceptional music education to a diverse community as a path for social, emotional and character development.

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Chicago Children's Theatre

Chicago Children’s Theatre aspires to enrich our community through diverse and significant theatrical and educational programming that engages and inspires the child in all of us.

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LINK Unlimited Scholars

Founded in 1966, LINK Unlimited Scholars is Chicago’s highest performing and most experienced high school mentoring and scholarship program. LINK has successfully transitioned more than 2,200 economically disadvantaged African American youth to college by providing academic support, scholarship and one-on-one mentoring through the high school years and beyond. LINK scholars have attended many selective colleges and universities, and have moved on to become successful in their own right, as business professionals, educators, engineers, architects, attorneys, doctors and more. Many LINK alumni are now mentors and benefactors of current LINK scholars.

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Kiva

Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

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Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship inspires young people from low-income communities to find their paths to success. We work closely with educators in high-need schools to re-engage students in learning, introduce them to business concepts, and open up their possibilities for the future.

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