The Opus Group® Announces Promotion of Dean Newins to Senior Vice President


​MINNEAPOLIS – The Opus Group announced today that Dean Newins has been named senior vice president, architecture, at Opus AE Group, L.L.C.

“It is with great pleasure that we recognize Dean’s strong leadership and expertise,” said Ed Gschneidner, president, Opus AE Group, L.L.C. “Dean continues to bring in-depth knowledge and experience to the table, working with his design-build and development colleagues to create innovative solutions for existing and potential clients.”

In his new role, Newins will lead the pursuit and design efforts of Opus AE Group, L.L.C., as well as drive work to develop expertise, explore new technologies and advocate for strong design and graphics to improve the company’s capabilities.

Newins has more than 25 years of experience in architecture and planning. Prior to joining Opus AE Group, L.L.C., Newins was a partner at OTJ Architects in Washington, D.C. During his three years with OTJ Architects, he oversaw the building design practice, where he led the design of corporate, government and private sector projects. Newins also worked as a principal with Opus Architects & Engineers, where he was responsible for regional design-build services.

A LEED accredited professional, Newins earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the New York Institute of Technology.

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate 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