The Opus Group® Announces Joe Taylor Joins Chicago Office


CHICAGO – The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the addition of Joe Taylor as director of real estate development at Opus Development Company, L.L.C.’s Chicago office.

In his new role, Taylor will oversee new residential and student housing developments in the Chicago and greater Midwest markets, managing the company’s dedicated business efforts in those areas.

“Joe has extensive market knowledge, proven talent and is well-respected by his peers,” said Sean Spellman, vice president and general manager of Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “He is a valuable addition to the Chicago team and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”

With more than a decade of experience in real estate development and acquisitions, Taylor comes to Opus from Village Green in Chicago, where he oversaw all activity for new ground-up developments. Taylor’s previous professional experience also includes building apartments for Equity Residential and Glenmark Partners in New York City and The JBG Companies in Washington D.C. Taylor has developed more than 2,000 housing units in his career.

“I’m excited to dive into my new role with Opus,” said Taylor. “There are many great residential opportunities in the Midwest and I look forward to bringing my expertise in this sector to the team and creating value for the company.”

Taylor graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in real estate and earned a Master of Science in real estate development from Columbia University. A U.S. Air Force Veteran, Taylor is a member of the National Multi-Housing Council, Urban Land Institute and is a LEED Green Associate.

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; sales and leasing. 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 office, industrial, retail, institutional, residential 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 and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter.