Mordy LebovicsFounder, 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 LebovicsFounder, 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 HarveyVice 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 PerriController 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 ApkeSenior 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 LebovicsDirector 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.
David SchoningSenior Architect David brings experience as both a licensed architect and a general contractor. He has designed and supervised construction of a broad range projects from healthcare and commercial to single and multifamily housing. He is a graduate of University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
Jonathan DressProject Architect Jonathan is a firm believer that design can powerfully enhance people’s lives. Thriving in a collaborative environment, he always looks forward to working closely with clients, design team members, consultants, and contractors to deliver a successful project. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Cincinnati and Master of Architecture from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jonathan earned his LEED professional accreditation and joined the AIA and NCARB as a licensed architect.
Junill WuiProject Architect Junill believes that design should be functional yet elegant so that people can seamlessly engage in their daily life. Always mindful of how people interact in space, he’s applied this thoughtful and award-winning approach as lead designer for numerous projects which include airports, public transportation facilities, government buildings, and residential towers. He shares his passion for design by teaching future architects as an adjunct faculty member for a local college.
Junill earned a Master of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology and, as a licensed architect in Illinois, he is a member of The American Institute of Architects as well as a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction. Junill is fluent in both English and Korean.
Ayala TeitcherProject 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.
Monika JelskaProject Architect Monika has an eye for quality and detail, with wide-ranging experience in the design and planning of large-scale healthcare and commercial projects in the US, Europe and Middle East.
She was born and raised in Poland and graduated from The Cracow University of Technology with a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning.
Kat BernardoIntern Architect 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