The Opus Group® Announces Start of Construction of Second Speculative Industrial Building at 56 Commerce Center


​The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the start of construction on the second building at 56 Commerce Center, a master-planned industrial development in the city of Olathe. Construction of the 230,122-square-foot speculative industrial building follows the successful completion and sale of the first building to Orizon, a manufacturer of complex subassemblies for the aerospace and defense industry.

“It’s a dynamic time in the Kansas City area industrial market and we’re pleased to help meet growing demand through the further development of 56 Commerce Center,” said Joe Downs, vice president, real estate development, Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “On the heels of successfully finishing the first building, we continue to see a need for this type of space in a convenient location like 56 Commerce Center, so it’s great to have shovels in the ground on our second building.”

To continue meeting accelerating demand across the market, the second building of 56 Commerce Center was designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate a variety of tenants. The second building boasts a 32-foot clear height, a front parking lot and a rear truck court with a potential for up to 35 stalls. Additionally, the location of the building offers access to major interstates, including Interstate-35, I-435 and I-49. The project is slated for completion in May 2018.

The start of construction of the second building marks the second phase of an Opus master-planned industrial development for the site. The full 56 Commerce Center is located on 53 acres of land and can house up to three buildings totaling 505,000 square feet.

Opus’ recent portfolio of work includes more than 7 million square feet of industrial developments currently under construction or completed in the past 24 months across the United States.

Opus Development Company, L.L.C. is the developer, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. is the design-builder and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. is the architect and structural engineer of record. Joe Orscheln and Mike Mitchelson with CBRE are marketing the property for lease.

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, healthcare and institutional projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers speed, cost savings and best overall value for clients. For more information, visit and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter.