Experience. Talent. Passion.

Mordy Lebovics

Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Mordy has over 20 years experience in real estate development and construction. In founding ML Group, he brings his extensive background in commercial real estate and hospitality to bear in leading our multi-talented organization.

Michael Lebovics

Founder, Director of Design
Michael leads the design team and directs all design projects, drawing upon a diverse background in commercial, retail and residential design. He grew up in Los Angeles and is a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.

Michael Harvey

Vice President, Director of Operations
Mike oversees the day to day operations of the firm from project development through implementation. As a licensed architect, experienced construction manager, and development consultant, his multidisciplinary background provides a lens to align operations with strategic goals. Before joining ML Group in Chicago, Mike lived and worked in Honolulu, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles. He has a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Mike Perri

Mike leads our finance and accounting team with a focus on internal control and continuous improvement, as well as providing financial insight and guidance to stakeholders. Previously, he has held financial leadership positions with general contractor and subcontractor firms. Mike is a CPA and graduated from Loyola University Chicago.

Steve Apke

Senior Director of Construction
Steve oversees and directs multiple construction projects as well as large facility capital maintenance projects. He was a second-generation general contractor prior to becoming an owners’ representative and project manager.

Eli Lebovics

Director of Business Development
Eli leads the business development team for our Asset Management Division. With broad experience and expertise in construction and property management, and a passion for connecting people and building relationships, he develops comprehensive and focused outcome-driven solutions for clients across multiple sectors.

Ayala Teitcher

Project Architect
Ayala has a knack for visualizing in 3D and conceptualizing problems to find unique solutions that fit the environment and client. A licensed architect, she brings ten years of experience in diverse architectural fields, and expertise in multi-family residential. She earned her Masters of Architecture at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Adam Hellman

Project Architect
Adam comes with years of experience working on architectural teams for builders. He has worked alongside development teams on high-rise hospitality and residential projects, using the latest technology to articulate conceptual buildings on a scale that feels like home. Adam graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a Master’s Degree in Architecture.

Martina Stoycheva

Project Architect
As a member of the architecture team, Martina is adept at delivering both inspired and pragmatic solutions. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, forming a balanced technical and speculative foundation. Her professional experience is multifaceted, spanning various market sectors including commercial, education, healthcare and residential, working with both public and private clients. Martina is a licensed architect in the State of Illinois, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and fluent in Bulgarian.

Daniel Tynes

Project Architect
As a member of our design team, Daniel brings years of experience in both hospitality and multifamily markets to the ML Group. He specializes in a combination of both technological and analogue design processes to marry client desires and project design to deliver a truly unique and successful product. Daniel received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Florida and a Master’s Degree from the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis. He was also a contributing member of a design charette studio in Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Radoslaw Mika

Architectural Designer
Rad completed his undergraduate degree in Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Masters of Architecture at SCI_Arc in Los Angeles. He has assisted with high profile installations for the Chicago Architecture Biannual in 2017, and Biometric Mirror commissioned by NXT Museum, Netherlands with body architect Lucy McRae in 2020. Rad enjoys solving design challenges with both physical and virtual tools through the use of cutting edge software as well as tangible craft.

Kat Bernardo

Architectural Designer
Kat received her professional bachelor’s degree in Architecture with a specialization in construction management at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Some of her past experiences include working in accounting and managing in real estate and designing and building a small-scale park pavilion for a community in Puerto Rico as part of her education. She hopes that the skills she’s learned will help her succeed in the field of design-build and construction management

Patty Colgan

Lead Interior Designer
Patty is a senior member of the interior design team. Having previously worked on the design team at Starbucks and Gladson Store Design group, she brings a global perspective to commercial, residential, and hospitality projects. Patty grew up in Arizona and has a B.A. from Harrington School of Design in Chicago.

Megan Sather

Senior Interior Designer
As a senior member of the interior design team, Megan brings a unique range of experience in retail and corporate office design. She prides herself in creating cohesive designs so the client’s vision and brand is seen in every detail of the project. Megan grew up in Nebraska and has a B.S. in Design from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She spent a semester in London and her love of travel has brought her to 32 countries and counting

Kristen Schulz

Interior Designer
Kristen believes design plays a major role in the world around us– how we live, work, play and grow throughout our lives. She has an eye for detail and a wide range of experience across different sectors. She received a B.A. in Interior Design from Chicago’s Harrington College of Design.

Brianna Finley

Interior Designer
Brianna is enthusiastic about all aspects of interior design. As part of the design team, she assists in finish selections and design development. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a BS HES in Architectural Studies with an emphasis in Interior Design.

Moshe Fishman

Director of Construction Crews
Moshe manages multiple construction projects in both commercial and residential sectors, including scheduling, procurement, and risk management.

Matt Simpson

Director of Project Management
Matt leads construction project teams in high-rise residential and healthcare sectors, as well as our safety program. His experience with scheduling, cost controls, procurement, safety controls, and subcontractor management plays a key role in the successful execution of projects. Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a degree in Construction Management, and has OSHA 10 and 30 Hour certifications.

William E. Grau

Project Manager
William oversees and directs multiple construction projects. He has extensive commercial real estate experience including the development of office, retail, restaurant, multi-family, student, senior, market rate and affordable housing projects, as well as the adaptive reuse and historic restoration of existing buildings utilizing local, state and federal incentives including affordable, historic and new market tax credits. William received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa and is a Commercial Real Estate Broker.

Gary Walker

Project Manager
Gary brings over 30 years of experience to our construction management team, having worked in a broad range of construction market segments. His focus on cost control, pre-construction, risk management, project controls and subcontractor management brings value to every project. Gary is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a BS in Construction Management and the University of Phoenix with a MBA.

Robert Swanson

Project Manager
Robert coordinates and directs a wide variety of construction projects. He has extensive commercial experience with both renovations and new builds of big box and boutique retail environments. Robert received a B.S degree in Marketing from Middle Tennessee State University.

Jacob Wasserman

Project Manager
As part of the construction management team, Jacob is responsible for coordinating project activities to ensure cost, schedule, document control and quality standards are met. Passionate about building, he is the 3rd generation of his family to be involved in construction-related work. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance.

Chris Kopp

Project Manager
Chris brings over 30 years of experience as a Project Manager to ML Group. He is responsible for ensuring budgets, project schedules, and all quality and safety standards are met. He graduated with a master’s degree of Business-Quantitative Management from University of Missouri-Saint Louis.

Mukarram Mohiuddin Mohammad

Assistant Project Manager
Following his father as a role model into the industry, Mukarram has always been passionate about construction, design and project management. With an interest in high-rise projects, he assists our construction management team with project coordination, material estimates, takeoffs and administration. Mukarram graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) in India and he is currently pursuing a master’s in construction engineering and management from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Piotr Dabrowa

Field Operations Manager / Superintendent
Piotr graduated from Academy of Physical Education in Cracow with master degree in Tourism. Born in Poland, Piotr came to United States in 2012 and got right into construction business, managing historic and masonry restoration projects in Chicago, Houston and Memphis. Fluent in Polish and English.

Ravindra Upreti

Assistant Project Manager
Intrigued with real estate development from a young age, Ravindra is passionate about construction, feasibility analysis, financing, marketing, and sales strategy. With experience in construction operations working in fast-paced environments with multiple deliverables, he strives to grow, broaden his knowledge and gain experience within the real estate development and construction industry. Ravindra received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India and a Master’s degree in Construction Engineering and Management with Business Administration from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Faisal Latif

Director of Facilities/Life Safety Consultant
Faisal has over 20 years of hospitality and healthcare experience managing branded and boutique hotels. He has successfully implemented facilities management programs and utilized codes and standards to create a survey-ready approach. Faisal is focused on providing a safe and compliant environment to bring positive outcomes for patients and provide the best experiences. Faisal is also licensed and certified in HVAC and boilers operation and maintenance.

Aryeh Karbal

Facilities Coordinator
Aryeh is Facilities Coordinator on the Asset Management team for the healthcare sector. With a background in property management and construction, he works closely with maintenance and nursing staff to ensure excellence in life safety standards.

Mark Janak

Facilities Coordinator/Life Safety Consultant
Mark is the Facilities Coordinator for the Asset Management team at ML Group. With a background in building maintenance and engineering, he works diligently to make sure facilities meet all state and federal building regulations, and is dedicated to safety for all residents. Mark also holds a stationery boiler operations license.

Sara Loew

Lead Analyst
As our lead analyst, Sara’s main responsibilities include budgeting, tracking, and forecasting costs for our construction projects. She uses a data driven approach to create project estimates, focusing on cost reporting and presentation. Sara is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago with a Master’s in Business Analytics.

Angela Zagroba

Project Analyst
As a Project Analyst, Angela is responsible for project estimating and budgeting, monthly reports and payment application billing. With extensive experience in the construction sector, she brings a detail-oriented and informed approach to her work. In her free time, she enjoys baking and creating new recipes.

Leora Spak

Accounts Payable Coordinator
As part of the accounting team, Leora manages accounts payable and implements key accounting support tasks. With over 10 years of experience, Leora brings a wide range of knowledge to her role as ML Group’s Accounts Payable Coordinator.

Karolina Lubnicka

Staff Accountant
As Staff Accountant for ML Group, Karolina plays a crucial role in accounting operations, including reconciliations and financial reporting. Prior to joining ML Group, Karolina was a successful small business owner and has experience working in the business consulting and financial services industry. Karolina earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from DePaul University and is preparing for the CPA exam. Outside of work, Karolina enjoys creating new gluten-free cake recipes, running marathons, and dancing the Argentinian Tango.

Mariana Glynska

Purchasing Manager
As part of our purchasing team, Mariana provides coordination, logistics and administrative support, with a background in hospitality and human resources. She earned a Masters Degree in Economics from Ternopil National University in Ukraine, and speaks 5 languages (English, Ukrainian, Russian, German and Polish).

Jennifer Corrado

Purchasing Assistant
Jennifer brings 15 years of experience in both procurement and account management as ML’s purchasing assistant. Her main focus is building great relationships with both vendors and clients in order to meet project expectations. She has a background in the manufacturing industry in project coordination, managing and performing physical inventories, meeting scheduled deadlines, logistics, as well as accounting for both accounts receivable and accounts payable. Jennifer is a Chicago native who loves restoring antique cars in her free time.

Yesenia Martinez

Office Manager
As our Office Manager, Yesenia is responsible for the efficient functioning of our office. She oversees all office procedures and works closely with our officers and directors. Yesenia enjoys the ongoing opportunities to learn, grow and collaborate in creating a workplace experience that is efficient, productive and gratifying for our team. Born in Mexico, she has lived in Chicago since the age of 5 and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Abigail LaFranca

Administrative Assistant
As an artist with a background in government and politics, Abigail brings a broad perspective to the team as our administrative assistant. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her free time, Abigail focuses on further developing her painting and drawing skills.

Kiara Mancilla

Interior Design Assistant
As an Interior Design Assistant, Kiara is responsible for maintaining the sample library and assisting our design team with a wide range of tasks. Kiara recently graduated Pritzker College Prep High School with High Honor Rolls and has now started her journey at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Rose Kibel

Interior Design Assistant
Batsheva is studying in Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, pursuing a Bachelors in Fine Arts, majoring in Interior Design. Simultaneously, Rose is taking classes at Blitstein Institute (Touro). Prior to her design studies, Batsheva studied abroad in Israel for a year.

Agustin Saucedo

Warehouse Manager
Augustin collaborates across a range of activities, including shipping, receiving, maintenance, inventory, and scheduling. Born and raised in Chicago, he enjoys the challenge of coordinating logistics to support the successful completion of projects.

Ignacio Garcia

Warehouse Assistant
As warehouse assistant, Ignacio is responsible for inbound and outbound shipments, tracking, deliveries, and installations. He leverages his expertise in freight and logistics to continually provide efficiencies to our operations team.