LG Construction + Development

Opening our doors in 2005, LG Development Group was founded by Brian Goldberg as a real estate development company focused on producing luxury residential and commercial properties. We quickly realized we had an opportunity to more effectively serve our clients and partners, and in 2008, we started LG Construction Group, offering general contracting services independent from LG Development Group, then LG Advantage, a fully staffed small projects and service division, and our most recent venture, LG Design, a modern interior design division. Each team offers a powerful combination of different skills and abilities, and being under one roof, we’re able to provide those high-quality services in a collaborative, cohesive environment.

Over the past 14 years, our hard work and dedication to perfection has established us as a premier full-service general contracting and development firm. Our portfolio ranges from ultra-luxurious single-family homes to top-rated restaurants and retail to multi-family adaptive reuse apartments and new construction condominiums. Our knowledge of Chicagoland combined with an aptitude to adjust to market needs is unlike any other; we’re nimble enough to take on what others can’t and turn it into a thriving successful project.

While we focus on high-style design and craftsmanship, we know that the process of completing a project well, while paying attention to the clients’ input, is what the market needs and what we’re able to provide. Our process during the project is just as important as the completed product; many companies can get the job done, but few can get it done in a way that also makes the journey enjoyable.

Meet Our Executive Team

Brian Goldberg

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 Chicago.

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 a Bachelors and Masters of Science in General Engineering, and also has an MBA.

Matt Wilke

Matt Wilke

Chief Operating Officer

Matt’s 15 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

Amy Lusher

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Coming from a family of engineers, venturing into real estate development was natural for Amy. Her lifelong knowledge of construction and design is utilized in our residential and commercial developments over the past 11 years.

Amy manages the sales and leasing teams, marketing for all projects, and overseeing the Interior Design Division. 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.

Jen Albert

Jennifer Albert

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Jennifer is responsible for closing real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions. Since joining LG, she has closed over $300m in capital transactions on behalf of LG Development. Jennifer and her team manage all aspects of the development financials, including processing monthly draws, capital calls, lender compliance, operating agreements, and investor reporting. Her expertise also includes capitalizing historic credit deals. Additionally, she oversees all accounting functions, tax compliance, and insurance aspects of LG Construction and LG Development. Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer was named Partner at Lipschultz, Levin and Gray where she served real estate clients’ audit, tax and consulting needs for over a decade.

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

Daniel Haughney

Daniel Haughney

Chief Investment Officer

As Chief Investment Officer, Daniel oversees the firm’s investment activity and leads the overall strategy. His responsibilities include sourcing and analyzing potential investment opportunities, building the capital stack, and structuring joint ventures.  He also assists with portfolio management and investor relations.

Prior to joining LG, Daniel served as a Vice President of JLL’s Capital Markets Group where he focused on development and adaptive reuse assets.Daniel has closed over $1 billion of real estate transactions during his 15 years in the industry. 

Daniel holds a BA in Business Communications from the University of Kansas and a certificate in urban real estate from the UIC Graduate School of Business. He is a LEED accredited professional and a member of the Urban Land Institute.

For acquisition or investment opportunities, please reach out to Daniel at 773-227-2850 ext 129 or via email at dhaughney@lgdevelopmentgroup.com

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.

If you live in the Chicago area and are interested in working with our team, please submit your resume to Office@lgdevelopmentgroup.com. Join our team and help us build a better Chicago!

We’re Hiring!

Assistant Project Manager – Construction
Key Responsibilities Include:
– Organization of all project documents per company standards
– Proactive administration of reviewing and processing all submittal data and shop drawings to ensure project schedules are expedited and materials are delivered on time
– Complete sub evaluations/comparisons of bids, scope review, and complete buyout of project
– Distribute all short interval and overall project schedules, ensure subcontractors have the most up to date scopes of work and assist PM in the development of the overall project schedule
– Collect and distribute coordination drawings from appropriate subcontractors, review drawings with PM and Superintendent, set up coordination meetings
– Ensure all clarification/changes, directives, RFI’s, etc. are updated on the as-built drawings and are fully coordinated with the project team
– Collect superintendent daily reports, weekly project pictures and safety documentation, review for completeness and include in project documentation, inform PM of deficiencies
– Pursue and monitor submittals and track deliveries of materials, verify all submittal conformity to plans & specifications
– Draft, submit, and track all RFI’s and distribute to all teams members as appropriate
– Prepare and maintain administrative logs (RFI, RFP, Submittals, and general document control)
– Assist the Project Superintendent in ordering and storing materials, developing a site utilization and safety plan, coordinating internal labor needs, etc.
– Attend and participate in project meetings, assist the Project Manager with the preparation and distribution of progress reports, meeting agendas, and record meeting minutes
– Assist with the distribution of proposal change documents to subcontractors/suppliers and assist with collecting pricing and/or preparing change proposal requirements for internal review

Requirements, Qualifications & Competencies
– Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a related field is preferred
– Excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving, and negotiation skills
– Highly organized with ability to prioritize various tasks and manage time efficiently
– Strong computer skills
o Microsoft Office Suite required, Sage 300 & Procore strongly preferred
– Detail oriented and able to work in a fast paced environment
– Ability to review drawings and specifications to identify long lead times and critical path items
*To apply please email your resume to office@lgdevelopmentgroup.com with “APM Application” in the subject line

Project Manager – Construction
Key Responsibilities Include:
– Assist in ensuring project estimates are accurate and complete, participate in meetings to review the scope of work, discuss ways to reduce costs, and provide value engineering ideas
– Develop or assist in developing final project budget including hard and soft costs
– Oversee the buyout process and selection of subcontractors
– Facilitate contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, and schedule
– Track and manage project financials and the draw process, ensure profitability, report findings
– Secure required permits and verify insurance coverage for subcontractors
– Coordinate with Superintendents to ensure safety, quality control, and schedule
– Identify and address areas of concern regarding potential issues, delays, liabilities, or risks
– Manage subcontractor relationship through consistent communication and follow up regarding scheduling, invoicing, change orders, etc.
– Manage contractual responsibilities of subcontractors and hold accountable as needed
– Schedule and facilitate project team and client meetings to successfully coordinate work
– Responsible for maintaining a positive and productive relationship with the client throughout the project by communicating professionally, managing expectations, and addressing concerns
– Continuously look for ways to streamline and improve internal systems & processes

Qualifications & Competencies
– Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering strongly preferred
– Ability to review drawings and specifications required
– Excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving, and negotiation skills
– Highly organized with ability to prioritize various tasks and manage time efficiently
– Strong computer skills
o Microsoft Office Suite required, Sage 300 & Procore preferred
– Detail oriented and ability to work in a fast paced environment
*To apply please email your resume to office@lgdevelopmentgroup.com with “Project Manager Application” in the subject line

Superintendent – Construction
Key Responsibilities Include:
– Manage subcontractors on site to maximize efficiency and ensure they meet contractual obligations and complete entire scope of work – including maintaining cleanliness, safety procedures, and staffing
– Examine contract drawings and specifications for design deficiencies, impractical details and possible code violations, and bring these to the attention of the Project Manager for review with the Architect
– Cooperate with, and direct when necessary, the activities of inspection agencies, and to effect remedial actions indicated by the reports of these agencies.
– Chair weekly coordination and safety meetings with subcontractors and issue minutes to project team
– Ensure that all required permits and/or licenses have been obtained and are renewed as needed
– Directly manage and supervise the performance of internal labor force on site
– Assist project team in creating initial project schedule, subcontractor scopes, and budgets
– Study project plans and specifications to identify elements likely to affect constructability prior to construction start and determine appropriate construction methods, courses of action
– Create and issue 2-week look-aheads to project team, subcontractors, and clients regularly
– Update and maintain project schedule throughout the project, ensure team is aware of changes
– Report all potential schedule delays to project team and mitigate delays by monitoring the progress of construction activities on site daily and holding weekly status meetings
– Daily inspection of construction site to monitor safety compliance and enforce company and OSHA requirements
– Oversee and inspect work in place and as it is performed against plans and specifications to ensure accuracy and highest level of craftsmanship is achieved
– Document all daily activity on site daily and issue weekly field reports

Qualifications & Competencies
– Degree in Construction Management or Engineering
– Ability to review drawings and specifications
– Excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving, and negotiation skills
– Highly organized with ability to prioritize various tasks and manage time efficiently
– Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Project
– Detail oriented and ability to work in a fast paced environment
*To apply please email your resume to office@lgdevelopmentgroup.com with “Superintendent Application” in the subject line

2020 Summer Interns – Construction
– Responsible for assisting project staff with all aspects of the project, including but not limited to:
o Managing and organizing project documents
o Submittal review and approval process
o RFI process
o Quantity take-offs
o Assisting the superintendent on site
– Opportunity to work with a project team and gain valuable experience in preparation for a career in Construction Project Management. Placement can range from pre-construction through project closeout.
– Construction Management/Engineering majors strongly preferred, construction experience a plus.
*To apply please email your resume to office@lgdevelopmentgroup.com with “Summer Intern” in the subject line

Philanthropy

We're dedicated to strengthening the communities we serve. Our commitment to bringing positive, lasting change to Chicagoland is demonstrated by donating our time, skills, knowledge, and money. We encourage our employees to participate in philanthropic causes as well, whether it be supporting one another within the LG family, or giving back in their own way to the causes they're passionate about. We also want the contributions to extend outside the doors of LG, which is why we started our Love to Give charity initiative. Here are a few of the charities we’re grateful to be a part of:

Camp Out For Kids

COFK 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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Jackson Chance Foundation

Jackson Chance Foundation works directly with hospitals to provide parking passes for each and every family with a baby in the NICU, regardless of need. Currently, their program is available at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago with the goal of adding Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital in the near future.

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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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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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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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