About Us

Our broad expertise, strong financial relationships, and customer service-driven approach have contributed to our success and allowed us to build a varied portfolio of unique projects extending across Chicagoland’s greatest neighborhoods.

Our methodology is different from other developers; we oversee the development process from the perspective of an owner as well as an investor. We’re passionate about creating environments that connect communities and we’re constantly raising the bar as a premier development firm. Our success is a direct result to our ability to identify unique opportunities, envision a new future for the property, and unlock the project’s potential by seamlessly executing the development at every stage.

The LG Development portfolio has expanded from boutique single family homes to large residential and commercial multi-unit buildings; developing 2,000+ units, over $2 billion, across two million square feet.

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Develop

All of our developments have one common theme: comfortable and sustainable environments, offering tenants top-of-the-line technology and state-of-the-art amenities. We understand the direct impact on resources, therefore, we strive to save our clients’ time, reduce costs, and produce innovative solutions to complex challenges throughout all the stages of the build. From inception to completion, every detail of a project is thoroughly considered to ensure we’re providing the best for our partners, investors and residents.

Design

Our full-service interior design team specializes in high-end residential and commercial interior design and decorating. They’ll will work with you to craft a comfortable space that perfectly reflects your unique taste, lifestyle, and budget.

  • Project management, including space planning, purchasing, procurement, and installation
  • Finish specifications, including tile, stone, plumbing fixtures, millwork, flooring, plumbing, trim, and appliances
  • Furniture, lighting, window treatments, art and accessories selection
  • Color & materials selection

Invest

We integrate a strong network of real estate professionals with rigorous financial knowledge to analyze, budget and implement residential and commercial real estate deals. We leverage relationships in the banking industry as well as top performing real estate agents and commercial brokers to identify and execute projects in Chicago’s best neighborhoods. We also facilitate an efficient, defined process for reviewing land and building purchases, addressing zoning and neighborhood considerations, and evaluating construction costs. The thorough upfront attention to detail enables LG to deliver on projects that provide strong, predictable returns in a variety of real estate deals.

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 $2 biillion 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 Operations 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, Matt oversees all aspects of our 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.

Jen Albert

Jennifer Albert

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer has spent over 12 years in public accounting, working in audit, tax, and consulting focused primarily on construction and real estate.

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, 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

Gabriel Leahu

Design & Program Manager

Gabe is involved with each project from the acquisition phase, using his architectural degree to determine that our development meets the city’s zoning requirements, and once approved, he will obtain the appropriate permits. You’ll often see him at neighborhood meetings, working with community leaders to ensure we’re creating developments in line with their vision.

Melody McLeod

Lead Designer

Melody utilizes her Interior Design and Construction Management background to create interior layouts, make finish selections, and conceptualize dynamic installations for our developments. She stays engaged until every furnishing is selected, installed, and the project is complete.

Chris Clifford

Acquisitions & Finance Analyst

Chris begins the LG project life cycle by tracking potential acquisitions and sourcing new deals. Once identified, he plays an integral role in underwriting, closing, and financing the company’s investments. Additionally, Chris works with the team to devise property and portfolio level strategies to optimize LG’s assets performance.

 

As a licensed real estate broker, Chris performs a wide range of market analyses including rent studies, employer expansion trends, comparable sales analysis, and population growth trends.

 

Chris grew up in Glenview, Illinois and graduated early from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.  

Mark Garrison

Development Project Manager

Mark originally joined LG in 2016 as a Construction Project Manager and made the transition to LG Development in 2018.

 

Mark’s vast experience as a General Contractor has made him effective in project planning as well as managing the Architects and GCs during the Preconstruction and Construction phases of LG’s developments.

 

Mark grew up in Carmel, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  In his free time, he enjoys golfing, attending Purdue sporting events, and hiking with his wife & dog.

Elaena Hoekstra

Development Assistant

Joining LG in 2018, Elaena coordinates all stages development projects—from preconstruction to delivery—working closely with ownership, contractors, subcontractors, and lenders.

 

Elaena is constantly striving to improve the development process, utilizing her strong organization skills to ensure projects complete beautifully and efficiently.  She enjoys that her role allows her to work with members throughout LG in construction, development, and operations. Additionally, she has experience in accounting, project management, and marketing.

 

Originally from Iowa, Elaena has a Bachelor of Arts from Luther College. In her free time she is a donor member of Women Unite!, involved in the Chicago theatre community, and often walking her dog, Molly.

With a Bachelor of Arts from Luther College in her home state of Iowa, she uses her liberal arts background to find the best solution for each problem. She lives in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, down the street from the historic Green Mill Jazz Club.

Andreanna Triliegi

Director of Marketing

Since joining LG in 2016, Andreanna has lead marketing for the company as well as each development. She creates each project’s marketing plan at inception, which includes the marketing schedule, budget, and management throughout the project. She manages the brand identity process and implements the digital strategy, including Google platforms, social, and website creation, and on-site execution including signage and banners.

 

Andreanna grew up in Minneapolis, MN and came to Chicago to attend North Park University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. 

Amy Lusher

Amy Lusher

Tenant Engagement Director

Amy Lusher, has over 14 years of experience as a leader in Residential and Commercial Sales and Leasing.

Driven by client satisfaction, she takes pride in providing the best experience possible through the sales and leasing process. She has developed business strategies and models that have fueled the growth of the company’s services on both the for sale and rental product.

Amy graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Business and Information Management.

Robert Molloy

Lead Counell

Rob has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and received his JD from DePaul College of Law in 2001. Rob has served as LG’s General Counsel for the past 3 years and has over 16 years’ experience handling and managing the legal aspects of real estate development and construction including land acquisition, construction financing, and construction contracting.