DENVER – The Opus Group (Opus) announced today that Mark B. Johnson has joined Opus Development Company, L.L.C. as senior director, real estate development in the Denver office effective Aug. 3, 2015.
In his new role, Johnson will pursue new office, industrial, multifamily, and retail projects throughout the surrounding Denver market.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Mark to the Opus team as we continue to grow our reach in the Denver market,” said Peter Coakley, senior vice president and general manager, Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “His impressive real estate development background, including market analysis, site selection, negotiation, entitlements and project management from a national perspective, will bring added depth to our development team.”
With more than two decades of real estate development and end user experience, Johnson brings a breadth of knowledge to Opus. Most recently, he was director, real estate services at Xcel Energy, where he worked with Opus on the new Xcel Energy headquarters in downtown Minneapolis and Amarillo, Texas. Johnson also held principal roles at J.R.E.A, LLC; JMW Development, L.L.C.; Wallace Enterprises, Inc.; and Dayton Hudson Corporation, Target Stores Division, completing more than 7 million square feet of new buildings across 22 states. He has also managed significant portfolios of real estate for Xcel Energy and Target Corporation.
“I’m looking forward to joining the Opus team and leveraging my experience to expand the already-impressive company portfolio,” said Johnson. “It’s been a pleasure working with Opus on the Xcel Energy projects in Minneapolis and Amarillo and I’m excited to support the team’s efforts to grow the Denver market.”
Johnson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and became a registered landscape architect in the state of Minnesota. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business. In addition, he recently obtained the Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) designation as an active member of CoreNet. He maintains a real estate broker’s license, and has completed certificate coursework in commercial real estate financing in investment analysis and feasibility at the University of Wisconsin.
About The Opus Group
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. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in healthcare, residential, office, institutional, industrial and retail 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 and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter.