Director of Construction
Podolsky|Circle Construction LLC

Michael Lebar

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Michael Lebar brings more than 20 years of construction management and more than 10 years of development experience to his position at Podolsky|Circle Construction LLC. Michael has developed and constructed over 7 million square feet of industrial, office, retail, and municipal development and construction projects.

As Director of Construction, Michael is responsible for all construction related activities including pre-construction services, estimating, architect and engineer selections, design-build services, project scheduling, project management, construction management services and review of due diligence physical inspections. He also manages municipal approvals and entitlements for our development clients.

Prior to joining Podolsky|Circle, Michael was Principal of Lebar Construction and held development and construction positions with First Industrial Realty Trust, NORESCO, Zilber Property Group, and A. Epstein and Sons. In addition to constructing facilities in the Chicago Market, he has also served clients in Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia, and California.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Bradley University.

Notable projects and clients include:

Light Industrial/Warehouse

  • Maytag
  • Rustoleum
  • Medline Industries
  • Penske Logistics
  • Quad Graphics
  • Chrysler
  • Oakley Sub-assembly


  • Creeden & Associates
  • Conde Nast Publications
  • Holy Hunt Furniture
  • Penske Logistics
  • Snyder’s of Hanover

Refrigerated & Food Facilities

  • Affiliated Foods Midwest
  • Nishimoto Trading Company
  • Carol’s Cookies


  • Land of Nod
  • Journelle Chicago
  • The Merchandise Center