The Opus Group® Announces Promotion of Ryan Carlie to Senior Director, Real Estate Development

As a result of growth and development opportunities in St. Louis, Kansas City and the Southeastern U.S., The Opus Group® (Opus) today announced the promotion of Ryan Carlie to senior director, real estate development. In his expanded role, he will continue to oversee the development team and projects in St. Louis and select projects in Kansas City, as well as support project pursuits in the Southeastern U.S.

Carlie joined Opus in 2014 and has successfully led numerous St. Louis projects including Soulard Commerce Center, Johnstone Supply headquarters and Earth City speculative industrial. He is currently leading two Kansas City projects – Westley on Broadway and Briarcliff apartments. Prior to joining Opus, Ryan was a senior associate with JLL.

He will continue to report to Joe Downs, executive vice president & general manager, who leads and manages the St. Louis and Kansas City offices as well as strategic portfolio expansion in the Southeastern U.S.

“Ryan has built a strong team and developed an impressive resume of results across multiple product types during his tenure at Opus," said Downs. “He is very well-respected by his colleagues, as well as by our industry partners and clients. I am confident in Ryan's ability to support Opus' growth and accelerate our continued portfolio expansion."  

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 industrial, office, residential, retail and institutional 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 and Instagram.