Mark Rauenhorst Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

​Mark Rauenhorst, former President & Chief Executive Officer, has received the 2024 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Lifetime Achievement Award!

Of his many achievements in commercial real estate, Mark Rauenhorst considers developing high-performing teams to be one of the most significant. For Mark, it is all about the people and leading teams that are centered by values and ethics, that are proud to work together and have fun doing it. Because real estate is a complicated business, he believes it's important to treat people with respect. For more than 28 years, Mark worked for several Opus companies before retiring from Opus at the end of 2009. The combination of our associates, culture and unique project delivery method is what truly differentiates the company. He is proud that this continues to be a place where people can have very fulfilling careers, deliver great projects for clients and in the end, be happy with their achievements and the work-life balance they had in the process. As a leader at Opus, Mark had high expectations for himself, and his teams. He also made sure people knew how much they were valued and that their contributions mattered.

Mark joined Opus Corporation in 1982 and became President and Chief Executive Officer of Opus Northwest in 1996, supervising activities related to project development, including site acquisitions, zoning, market analysis, financial feasibility, government approvals, marketing, leasing and property management. In 1999, he became President of Opus Corporation, was named Chief Executive Officer in 2000 and Chairman in 2007. Today, Mark is the President of Marren Properties, L.L.C., a private company that invests in commercial real estate.

Building trust with clients has always been a hallmark of Opus. Our mission is based on exceeding client expectations, collaborating with them to deliver on their vision, and delivering unparalleled value throughout the entire client experience. Its why we have so many repeat clients with long-term, trust-based relationships. One client that exemplifies that trust and demonstrated the team's strength was the development of The American Express (now Ameriprise) tower in downtown Minneapolis, an efficient, high-tech, high-quality, corporate office building that fit into and continues to complement the downtown skyline today. Additionally, the University of St. Thomas has been a long-time client with more than two dozen buildings with architectural consistency delivered. To Mark, the work with long-term clients like these and others showcase the importance of trust and integrity.

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