Julie Ledger Named Vice President and General Manager of Opus Development Corporation’s Milwaukee Office

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Opus Development Corporation announced today that Julie Ledger has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the company’s Milwaukee office.

As vice president and general manager of the Milwaukee office, Ledger will be responsible for managing operations and seeking new real estate development and design-build construction opportunities in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout Wisconsin. 

She replaces Tom Kennedy, who recently resigned to pursue other opportunities. “We are grateful to Tom for his many contributions during his long career with Opus,” said Tom Shaver, president and chief executive officer, Opus Development Corporation. 

“This is truly an opportune time for me to step aside and provide new opportunities for this talented team to excel,” said Tom Kennedy. 

“We view this change in leadership as an opportunity for the Milwaukee office to continue to grow under Julie’s leadership. She is a seasoned professional with an outstanding record of achievement in project management and real estate development,” said Shaver. “She has been the project executive for several signature buildings on the Marquette University campus and has served in leadership roles for clients including Thomson Reuters, Weyco Group and Patrick Cudahy, among others. With deep roots in the community and a strong record of accomplishment in our industry, she is the right choice to lead our Milwaukee office and reinvigorate our development activities in the region.”  

Ledger has been a project management professional in the Opus organization since 1996. Her experience covers a broad range of product types, including institutional, office, retail, industrial, student housing and data centers. Ledger is a LEED Accredited Professional and is a member of the Wisconsin chapter of NAIOP, the Real Estate Development Association, Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW), Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women (WCREW) and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC).  She earned a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Marquette University. 

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity,” said Ledger. “Our company has a proud history in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin and I’m looking forward to building on that foundation with my Milwaukee colleagues and the broader resources of The Opus Group.” 

Opus Development Corporation is one of the leading full-service design build and development firms in Wisconsin, having developed hundreds of projects and tens of millions of square feet of space, since operations began in the state in 1972. 

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group™ is a family of national commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis, with expertise in development, project management and construction, architecture and engineering, finance, sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and Opus Holding, Inc. and their operating subsidiaries, Opus Development Corporation, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, Inc. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential living, institutional and government projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit www.opus-group.com.