The Opus Group® Announces Appointment of Christy Lewis as Director of Business Development


​MINNEAPOLIS – The Opus Group (Opus) announced today that Christy Lewis has been hired for the newly created position of director of business development of Opus Design Build, L.L.C.

In her new role, Lewis will be responsible for the organization’s business development strategy and will build relationships with clients, consultants and industry contacts to support the company’s business objectives.

“We’re extremely pleased to add Christy to our team,” said Dave Bangasser, president and CEO of Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “Her strong background in sales and business development as well as her extensive network of industry relationships will be assets for our organization as we continue to expand our portfolio of work, particularly in the area of third-party construction.”

With nearly 20 years of experience in commercial sales and marketing, Lewis comes to Opus from Doran Companies Construction, where she was director of business development. Other previous professional experience includes roles at Hallmark Building Supplies and Facility Systems, Inc.

“This position allows for unique opportunities to expand Opus’ business by demonstrating the value of an integrated design-build team,” said Lewis. “I’m looking forward to bringing these opportunities to the table and expanding on the strong partnerships Opus already has in place.”

Christy Lewis studied business management and marketing at Mankato State University. She is a member of several industry organizations, including NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association; Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW); the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA).

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