Foundation Continues Support of NAIOP Challenges


​Along with the Opus Foundation®, we're proud to continue to support NAIOP's University Challenges in three of our markets—Denver, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.

Local NAIOP chapters host teams of university students in a real estate development competition. Students roll up their sleeves and create development proposals for specific, often underused, properties in their region. The proposals create a vision for what the property could become that incorporate research and determine best uses. The team's proposals are judged by local real estate experts, and the Opus Foundation awards scholarship funds to the winning teams. 

This year's winners are: 

  • Denver: University of Denver (first place) and University of Colorado (runner up)
  • Indianapolis: University of Indianapolis
  • Minneapolis: University of Minnesota (first place), Marquette University (second place) and St. Cloud State University (third place)

Congrats to the winning teams!

The Opus Foundation is building community for a better tomorrow by supporting projects and programs that make our communities better places to live, work and raise families through grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of early childhood education, youth development, workforce development, community revitalization and pressing/emerging needs. Read more about the Foundation's work.