About Us

Driven to Deliver®, Project After Project.

The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country.

Guided by our mission and values, we operate as a multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; and architecture and engineering. With our unique one-team approach from project inception through completion, our integrated design-build model has proven results in providing both time and budget efficiencies.

Our promise is steadfast—to collaborate with you, to incorporate your design aspirations and to deliver high-quality buildings with enduring value that support your organization's mission and vision—on time and on budget.

Multiple Sectors

Our dedicated professionals tap into decades of experience across multiple sectors to best serve our clients. Our areas of expertise include:

Organized by Discipline, not Geography

We are well-equipped to tackle any project across the United States. From retail projects for Gander Mountain in the South to a corporate headquarters for Church & Dwight, Co., Inc.—makers of Arm & Hammer—in New Jersey, we bring the best people and skill sets to every project.

Opus Associates at Work

Delivering customized solutions to your project is what makes us a great partner—now and into the future.

The Opus Group today consists of Opus Holding, L.L.C., and its operating subsidiaries:

Executive Leadership

We are led by a diverse team of experts respected in their fields and directed by a Board of Directors comprised of industry experts and business leaders.

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President & CEO
Opus Holding, L.L.C.
Minneapolis real estate professional, Minneapolis residential developer
President & CEO
Opus Development Company, L.L.C.
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President & CEO
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President & CEO
Opus AE Group, L.L.C.
Peter Conlon, senior director of capital markets, real estate finance
Executive Vice President of Capital Markets
Opus Development Company, L.L.C.
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Chief Information Officer
Opus Holding, L.L.C.
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Chief Human Resources Officer
Opus Holding, L.L.C.
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Chief Brand Experience Officer
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Executive Vice President & General Manager
Opus Development Company, L.L.C.
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Opus Holding, L.L.C.
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Vice President & General Counsel
Opus Holding, L.L.C.
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Executive Vice President & General Manager
Opus Development Company, L.L.C.

Our History

We are built on the rich history and tradition of our earlier companies. To learn more about this history, view the archive decades.

New Decade. New Names. New Sectors.

Building on the rich history and tradition of its earlier companies, Opus began the 2010s with new operating company names and a new mission. Opus established itself in new sectors and maintained a stream of work in existing sectors, completing notable projects around the country like:

  • the award-winning The Nic on Fifth® luxury multifamily apartments in downtown Minneapolis,
  • a 1.6-million-square-foot distribution center for long-time partner ConAgra Foods in Frankfort, Ind.,
  • national and international headquarter offices for companies like Xcel Energy, TriZetto, Gavilon, Centerpoint Energy and Church & Dwight, and
  • Stadium Village Flats, a luxury student housing complex adjacent to the University of Minnesota and Opus' first student housing project, which became part of a significant and growing student housing business for Opus.
The Nic on Fifth®

Ringing in the new millennium

Opus launched itself into the new millennium with high-profile projects such as:

  • a 1.6 million-square-foot corporate headquarters for Best Buy in Richfield, Minn.;
  • a 98,000-square-foot headquarters for HOK Sport, the first new commercial building in decades to grace the historic River Market district in Kansas City, Mo.;
  • the pioneering Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, the first upscale lifestyle center in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, and
  • Crescent Ridge Corporate Center I, the first multitenant building in Minnesota to achieve LEED-EB Gold certification.
First lifestyle center in Minnesota, Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

Experienced talent across sectors

Showcasing integrated skills and expertise in a landmark project in downtown Omaha, Neb., Opus developed, designed and constructed ConAgra's corporate campus in the 1990s. After completing the four-building, 450,000-square-foot campus, ConAgra again looked to Opus' expertise to complete additional campus developments, including two parking decks and a 150,000-square-foot Global Trading Center.

The 1990s also saw Opus distinguish itself within the government sector, constructing the California Department of Justice building in Sacramento, Calif.

Winning a competition to design and construct the Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota and completing the downtown campus for the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Opus showcased its knowledge and expertise in the institutional sector.

University of Minnesota Mariucci Arena

Creative Work: Expanding horizons and creating new skylines

In 1982, the company unveiled its new name, Opus Corporation, meaning "a creative work." The company expanded its market presence and brought new buildings to life, including:

  • Southwest Financial Plaza in Phoenix;
  • Westshore Place, Opus' first office building in Tampa, Fla., and
  • 100 and 150 South Fifth Street—buildings that changed the skyline in downtown Minneapolis.
100 South Fifth Street building Minneapolis

Leaders in innovative design

Throughout the 1970s, Rauenhorst Construction Company illustrated innovative thinking and strong architecture and engineering skills on projects, including:

  • Northwestern Financial Center (Bloomington, Minn.)—featured a top-floor carousel, state-of-the-art fire and life safety system and a heat-pump system that became a prototype for the growing construction company and
  • American Family Insurance office (Minnetonka, Minn.)—achieved a new level of client service excellence as the first project to include a detailed study of the client's space needs as part of the design process.
Constructing Northwestern Financial Center
Model of Northwestern Financial Center

Deep roots as a design-build pioneer

In the 1960s, Rauenhorst Construction Company stripped away the age-old tensions between architects and contractors—horizontally integrating the two components of projects to promote accountability and responsibility from concept to completion.

The company launched this turnkey approach with the completion of an office and manufacturing facility for The Toro Company—and broke new ground as a leader in the design-build delivery method, saving clients time and money.

The Toro Company building

"Walking the talk"

In 1953, Gerry Rauenhorst founded Rauenhorst Construction Company grounded in a vision to build a strong reputation of integrity in the community. The young company's first contract was for the construction of the Zion Lutheran Church in Rauenhorst's hometown of Olivia, Minn.

From its first headquarters building in Bloomington, Minn., Rauenhorst Construction Company embraced a culture of honesty—making a commitment to complete projects on time and on budget—and building trust with clients along the way.

Gerry Rauenhorst signs first contract