Opus Development Corporation Announces Promotion of Matthew Bratzke

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The Milwaukee office of Opus Development Corporation (Opus) announced today that Matthew Bratzke has been promoted to Director of Project Management. Bratzke will be responsible for management of all design and construction projects in the Milwaukee office.  Additionally, he will be involved in marketing and sales of design-build services, contract negotiations, and overall client satisfaction.  Previously, Bratzke held the position of senior project manager with Opus.

“Matt provides tremendous value for our clients with his unique insights, effective leadership and proven ability to complete projects on-time, on-budget and with extremely satisfied clients,” said Julie Ledger, Vice President/General Manager for Opus Development Corporation. “We look forward to him taking on a bigger role within the organization and impacting more clients with his talents. We feel very fortunate to have him as a key member of our management team.” 

Bratzke joined Opus in 1998 with five years of design and construction experience in manufacturing.  In the 13 years that he has been with Opus, he has led the design and construction teams of some of the office’s largest projects including the recently completed, state-of-the-art Marquette University Eckstein Hall Law School, the 950,000 square-foot Northwestern Mutual Franklin Campus and the 415,000-square-foot Honey Creek Corporate Center. Currently, Bratzke is overseeing the design and construction of Marquette University’s Engineering Hall, scheduled to open this fall. 

Bratzke is also an active volunteer in the community and was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Association of General Contractors. 

The Milwaukee office of Opus Development Corporation is one of the region’s leading full-service real estate development and design-build firms. Notable projects include Waukesha’s Shoppes at Fox River, multiple buildings at Marquette University, including the new Law School and College of Engineering, Northwestern Mutual’s Franklin Campus, The Honey Creek Corporate Center, and Oakwood Crossing Business Center in Oak Creek. 

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.