Gilbane Building Company adds strategic new hire to downtown Chicago office

Seasoned industry veteran brings over 15 years of experience to developing new opportunities and expanding Gilbane’s presence in the downtown Chicago arena

Aleisha Jaeger Chicago, IL – January 2016 –
Aleisha Jaeger recently joined Gilbane Building Company’s downtown Chicago office as a Construction Director, bringing with her over 15 years of experience in construction services, operations and client relationships. Ms. Jaeger has extensive experience planning, implementing and overseeing all phases of complex construction projects.  She has been involved in nearly $1 billion in construction, consisting of six million SF of projects internationally. Her work includes the successful management of design and construction teams in nearly all product types from industrial, manufacturing, pork processing, oil and gas and food to office, retail/mixed use, higher education, and government sectors.

With her diverse construction and operations background, Aleisha brings a unique understanding of master planning and facility management concepts for operational efficiency to clients. She has significant construction, business development and marketing experience in US and Mexico, which includes the international implementation of U.S. business and construction best practices.

“For us it is about building the best people, relationships and the Chicago community. People and passion make the difference. We are honored to continue building our Chicago team and have Aleisha join Gilbane Building Company,” said Adam Jelen, Gilbane Building Company Senior Vice President and Division Leader.

Jaeger is a graduate of Marquette University with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering.   She is actively involved in community organizations and is strong supporter of the advancement of women in construction or other more non-traditional careers. She is an active member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Chicago, participating on both the Membership and CREW Careers Committees. She is also in her second year as a mentor in the Marquette University Mentor/Mentee program, which pairs young engineering students with professionals over the course of a year.  She has also participated in several speaking events and panels throughout her career on topics related to advocacy for diversity in construction.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from preconstruction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

Gilbane has two permanent offices located in Chicago, as well as an extensive knowledge of the Chicagoland market including construction processes, area subcontractors/suppliers, local M/WBE contractors, and familiarity with Chicago jurisdictional authorities. With 38 years of success in the highly competitive Chicagoland market, Gilbane is committed to continuing the strong tradition of excellence in the Chicago construction industry.