OUR LGC FAMILY
Business Development & Recruiting
Design & Construction
Gilman Rodrigues Filho
Senior Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
Carmen Ana Perez Rios
Gia Tiné LaGreca
CEO In Training
CFO In Training
Recently relocated from New York to South Florida, Michael has decided to apply his life-long experiences and business acumen to world of Owner Representation.
Michael spent the past 30 years buying businesses which he built over time to become financially strong, efficient, and profitable. As each business reached its pinnacle, Michael sold and moved on to the next, with his largest endeavor being the development of Diana Beverage Corp. where he built one of the largest beverage routes in New York.
In addition to his keen eye for fruitful business opportunities, Michael has an eye for the built environment and the detailed process of planning, design, and construction. As one of LGC’s Project Associates, Michael will provide vital support to the project team by contributing his knowledge and experience to the detailed process of Owner Representation.
Business Development & Recruiting
Kelly doesn’t look nearly as old as his resume would lead you to believe, and it is rumored he colors his hair gray to appear older.
Kelly brings over 30 years’ experience in selling, business development & recruiting. He served most of his career in the Washington DC market but relocated permanently to paradise in January 2019, after decades of spending his vacations in Florida.
Whether it was working for IBM, selling real estate, executive recruiting or chasing hurricanes, he was always learning from the experience, preparing him to be part of the LGC Team.
Kelly serves two roles for LGC, business development & recruiting talent, which allows him to balance the demands of both. He spends countless hours networking to generate business and to seek out the best people to join the LGC Team.
When Kelly isn’t working, you can find him losing golf balls on some of the finest public golf courses in South Florida or taking selfies with industry professionals.
Kelly’s favorite quote is, “no one cares what you know, until they know how much you care.” President Theodore Roosevelt
Design & Construction
Jennifer Smith is a Florida State Licensed Architect who has obtained her Master in Architecture Degree from FIU, and Interior Architecture Degree from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. As Director of Design & Construction, Jennifer is responsible for some of all LGC’s most challenging programs.
Jennifer not only has an incredible eye for timeless design, but she utilizes creative, yet efficient, approaches in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction to maintain the momentum necessary to push projects to the finish line. Her knack for creative problem-solving, attention to detail, positive disposition, and ability to communicate with all the trades has proven her to be an invaluable asset to our team in the complicated process of design and construction.
Jenn’s role is to provide global oversight on all her projects, while holding LGC team members, Designers as well as the decision-makers responsible for achieving project milestones and goals.
George is an invaluable asset to LGC as he brings a proven track record in successfully managing multiple large-scale capital improvement projects and intense workloads while surpassing his client’s expectations. George rose in the ranks of the Owners Rep industry during the course of his career and has successfully guided his clients to the finish line time-and-time again.
George excelled from Project Associate; to Project Manager; to Project Executive during his time with his previous Owner Representation firm and has recently joined LGC as VP of Operations. George has always led by example and brought to our team a strong business acumen, excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to manage a large workload and handle even the most high-pressure situations.
Daniel is originally from Cali, Colombia but has been a full-time resident in South Florida since 2011. Currently, Daniel is pursuing his Bachelor Degree in Architecture from Florida Atlantic University and continues to expand his knowledge in architecture and construction which makes him a great asset for LGC and their clients.
Daniel’s professional career commenced as a project associate and has worked on numerous projects with a variety of scopes including, the interior and exterior beautification of a residential building in Pompano Beach with a $12 million budget, a tower restoration project in Fort Lauderdale with an $18 million dollar project, and an Engineered Life Safety System (E.L.S.S) project on a residential tower in Fort Lauderdale with a $14 million dollar budget.
Daniel is passionate about his work and is committed to delivering a quality product and work experience to his projects, colleagues and clients.
Adam began his professional career in the insurance and risk management field as a Licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent, helping homeowners and business owners insure their assets throughout Florida. In 2017, Adam transitioned into the commercial property damage and restoration construction industry. For the past five years, he has worn multiple hats as a production manager, estimator and business development executive, specializing in the Residential and Commercial High-Rise market of South Florida.
Adam comes to LGC with a unique understanding of working with property managers, condominium associations, homeowner associations, and board members to guide communities through the stressful times after suffering a property damage loss and/or during large capital improvement projects.
Adam currently holds several licenses, including Certified Residential Contractor, Mold Remediator and Mold Assessor, and is an experienced large-loss project manager on projects in excess of $1M+.
Adam takes pride in being a team player and a problem solver. He brings his skills and experience coming from a fast-paced environment, 24/7 emergency restoration industry to LGC, benefiting the team and clients alike.
James has managed countless construction projects, representing hundreds of millions in project budgets. His unique blend of hands-on experience and sophisticated understanding of design and construction enable him to provide expert consultation and construction management services to all his clients. James holds a Master of Architecture degree from Florida International University and is both a Certified General Contractor and Certified Construction Manager. He has also taught construction and architectural courses at both Florida International University and Miami-Dade College with a concentration in Structural Systems and Design. As Principal of LaGreca Consultants, he provides global oversight to all the firm’s projects to ensure our clients are receiving the personalized, professional, expert guidance expected.
A graduate of The University of South Florida, Kelly comes to LGC as a proven leader with over 25 years of managerial experience in sales, operations, brand logistics, risk management, team management, employee relations, and computer software applications expertise.
Kelly possesses an unyielding work ethic that sets her apart from the rest, and she is well known and respected for her meticulous organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
Senior Project Manager
Michael has 38 years of experience as a hands-on Project Manager. For the last twelve years, he worked at TD Ameritrade, a Fortune 500 company, managing a wide breath of projects ranging from small reconfigurations to large scaled multi-phased construction projects extending over several years.
He has amassed a variety of skills to bring projects in on time and within budget. In addition, a substantial portion of his role was to liaison with IT and other technical partners to ensure that critical details for technical rooms, computer, security and AV equipment and cable specifications were incorporated into construction documents as one fully integrated set. This was done with the intent of creating efficiencies, proactively managing change and ensuring that unnecessary work was avoided. He also ensured that all vendor partners communicated with each other and fully understood their respective roles and scope so that no vendor was in a silo.
Michael also has hands on experience specifying, procuring, and managing large furniture installations with major contract furniture manufacturers. As Senior Project Manager at LGC, his knowledge, expertise, and ability to run multiple trajectories at any given time have proven to be invaluable to the complicated projects he manages.
Born and raised in New York, Sandy has recently joined the team as Operations Manager. She obtained her degree in Applied Science and is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Sandy brings 35 years’ experience in administration functions. She exhibits advanced organizational skills and demonstrates a high level of integrity and professionalism. In her role, she provides support to the executive team to ensure efficient operation of the company.
Her organizational skills are invaluable and have been a major contributor to LGC’s rapid growth.
Formally educated in AEC, Pred has earned his Master Degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia and his Master Degree in Construction Management and Engineering from the Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.
In addition to his formal education, Pred has over 20 years of management, program, and design development experience in the AEC industries. He began his career as an Architect and transitioned into Construction Project Management, Regional Design Management, and Owner Representation.
As one of LGC’s top Project Executives, he utilizes his vast knowledge and experience to provide invaluable guidance to LGC project teams while applying his analytical, management, and leadership skills to provide that unparalleled expert guidance and consultation to LGC clients.
Originally from New York, Thomas Murray has been a South Floridian since 2012. Thomas is a Project Manager at LG Consultants who has worked on a wide range of projects, representing over $40 million in total project budgets. He is known for his detailed nature; he is meticulous and thorough in all his work for clients’ projects.
Prior to his work in Owner Representation Project Management, Thomas worked on the New York Mercantile Exchange where he managed trading booths in the energy and metals derivatives markets such as Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Gold futures. Thomas was responsible for brokering and executing trades for banks, hedge funds, energy companies, as well as overseeing, confirming, and clearing trades in excess of tens of millions of dollars .
Thomas is respected by his LGC colleagues and clients for his ability to maintain his composure in high-pressure situations and his ability to thrive even in the most challenging of circumstances.
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We have taken the time to curate our team slowly and carefully as we believe our team is what separates us from the rest. We recognize good people are exceptionally hard to come by and appreciate what everyone brings to the table. And while there is no magic formula for great company culture, we constantly strive to create an environment people want to be a part of because they feel they are part of a family.
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