RL Edward Partners is a boutique construction and development consulting firm focused on expert representation for clients and tailored services that maximize value-add to projects.

Our experience is well in excess of $3 billion in development ventures for our clients who are investors, lenders, owners, developers, tenants, and property managers. We partner with our clients in all aspects of the acquisition of necessary assets to build complex construction projects. We have the flexibility to provide turn-key project management services from entitlement through closeout or can quickly supplement project teams with specialized support from change order management to schedule analysis. Though we are based in Chicago, we have in-house experience in major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, Minneapolis, San Jose, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Miami, San Francisco and Cleveland, and can provide immediate management and oversight on projects across the country.

We’re hands-on and involved at ground level, delivering results with the highest standards.

Our diverse backgrounds including development, general contracting, property management, and subcontracting. In these capacities, we have honed our skills in due diligence, preconstruction, oversight and reporting, and contract administration. Each and every member of our team has in field, ‘boots-on-the-ground’, experience.

Our Team
Lloyd Davidson

Lloyd is one of the co-founders of RL Edward Partners. With over 2 billion dollars in construction experience he has worked at every level within the industry. As a subcontractor, general contractor and developer, his experience gives him a distinctive perspective on project management. His past work includes high rise, residential, commercial office and industrial projects. Prior to founding RL Edward Partners, Lloyd was the General Manager/VP of Development & Construction for Merchandise Mart properties. He was responsible for construction and development around the country including the $500 million-dollar Medical Mart and Convention Center.

Ryan Grommes

Ryan is a founding partner of RL Edward Partners. Ryan is a dynamic construction executive with fifteen years of experience as a general contractor, developer, and owner’s representative. Ryan has held various positions in the industry with one of the largest General Contractors and one of the largest publicly traded REIT’s in the Country. Ryan has experience in several construction and development departments including preconstruction, project management, scheduling, cost engineering, and executive committee.

Janelle Moody

Janelle brings an invaluable sense of organization, management, and technical understanding that can be applied to projects of all scales.  A licensed Architect with more than eleven years of experience in Design and Construction, Janelle has worked on a wide range of projects which vary both in program and scale, including primary and secondary schools, urban master plans, high rise towers, renovations, and retail interiors.

Joshua Davidson

Joshua brings an unmatched dedication for delivering the highest-level results for his clients. Joshua’s background includes over eight years of construction management with experience in markets throughout the United States. In his role as Project Manager, Joshua provides a passion for overseeing the project from early development through the completion of construction. His attention to detail and organizational skills provide a clear path to a successful project.

Matt Blumenstock

Matt is an experienced, safety-focused professional with twelve years of domestic and international leadership positions in the construction industry. As Project Manager, Matt is responsible for overseeing and reviewing design coordination, budgeting, bidding, subcontractor selection, generating project schedules and management of client expectations. During construction is the primary contact for the architect and client and manages General Contractor, overseeing all budgeting, subcontractor selection, schedule management and Owner coordination. Prior to joining RL Edward Partners, Matt served as Project Commercial Manager with a focus on successful project execution. The role was results driven; utilizing skills and expertise in prime contract execution, negotiation and implementation of contractual terms and conditions, compliance, change and claims management, and internal and external communication to contribute to successes on project and corporate levels. He has a proven track record in technical and business capacities, using creative strategies and solutions to ensure both internal and external shareholder satisfaction.

Jennifer Morrissey

Jen began her career in retail accounting for a large furniture chain.  She worked in every aspect of the department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.  Jen worked on month, quarter and year end reports and all sales and payroll tax filings.  Eventually becoming the manager of the pricing department, she worked with vendors to set prices and ensure profits for the company. Jen worked to eliminate the paper pricing system and created an online version accessible by all stores, which secured accurate price adjustments.  After many years there, she left to pursue her next project as a mother to three kids. Jen joined RL Edward Partners in 2016 as an Office Manager and Accountant.  She works on all monthly duties including invoicing, payables, receivables, accounting budgets and reports. She also manages all employee expenses and company policies.  Working alongside Lloyd and Ryan, Jen assists in multiple capacities to continue the growth of RLE.

Matthew Nyweide

Matthew is a licensed architect who brings more than twelve years of experience in the design and construction industry to RLE. Matthew has worked on a wide range of projects types including high-rise mixed-use, low-rise residential, renovation/adaptive re-use, and commercial interiors. He is also trained in sustainable building standards such as LEED and Passive House. Matthew’s diverse background in project management and understanding of both the design and construction sides of a project make him a valuable member of any project team. 

Maggie Haggerty

Maggie brings extensive experience in project team development with a special focus on board governance and nonprofit institutions. She has shepherded teams through complex projects by facilitating forward-thinking processes and communication. As a former Executive Director of a state historic site, Maggie understands the stakeholder relationships in an organization as well as the importance of upholding internal and public operations during a project. Her mindful approach allows her to build relationships quickly and develop trust and collaboration among a team. 

Mark Lee

Mark’s thirty-five year tenure in construction consulting, estimating, general contracting, and executive leadership of his contract claims and surety bond resolution firm provides invaluable expertise to RL Edward Partners. Mark holds a City of Chicago Mason’s License, is a Construction Documents Technologist (“CDT”) through the Construction Specifications Institute, and is involved with the Chicago Surety Claims Association.

Mitchell Colman

Coming from a subcontractor background, Mitchell brings extensive experience providing support for interior build out projects. Mitchell is certified with OSHA and the American Institute of Constructors, and his attention to detail and thoughtful communication make him a key member of any project. 

Maggie Easley

Maggie is a licensed architect and brings with her five years of experience in the architecture field. With a portfolio including substantial university projects, Maggie’s dynamic experience is a valuable asset to the team. She is able to prioritize the needs of the client while achieving project goals.

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