The Opus Group® Announces Contract for Improvements at Airwest Building 9 at Plainfield Business Center


​INDIANAPOLIS – The Opus Group (Opus) announced today a contract for improvements on a 280,000-square-foot space in Airwest Building 9 at Plainfield Business Center in Plainfield, Indiana. The space will be occupied by Ford Motor Company.

“We’re thrilled to be completing the improvements on Airwest Building 9 as Ford Motor Company expands its presence in Indiana,” said Manish Gandhi, director of project management of Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “Plainfield Business Center is in a prime location and offers ideal space for the automotive manufacturer’s motor parts distribution business.”

Located north of I-70 and near the Indianapolis International Airport, Ford Motor Company will use Airwest Building 9 as a distribution center for automotive parts. Building improvements include constructing an office area, expanding the dock capacity with new equipment and additional doors, new lighting and paint, and upgrades to the HVAC system. Construction is slated to begin in May 2014 and will be completed in August 2014.

Opus has two speculative industrial buildings currently under construction and has developed 11 prior industrial buildings at the Plainfield Business Center totaling 5.8 million square feet.

Founders Properties, L.L.C. owns Airwest Building 9 at Plainfield Business Center and negotiated the lease with Ford Motor Company. Opus Design Build, L.L.C. managed the tenant improvement contract and will be the general contractor. Opus AE Group, L.L.C. provided design services for the facility improvements.

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

About Founders Properties, L.L.C.
Founders Properties, L.L.C., is a provider of commercial real estate investments and management services on behalf of high-net-worth clients, and focuses on leasing, acquisition, disposition and financial services of commercial real estate investments. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Founders Properties is a privately held company formed by two highly regarded industry veterans, Best Buy Founder Richard M. Schulze and Opus Founder Gerald Rauenhorst. For additional information, please visit