The Opus Group® Begins Construction on Johnny Cake Business Center, a Speculative Industrial Development in Apple Valley, Minnesota

The Opus Group (Opus) today announced the start of construction on Johnny Cake Business Center, a 111,820-square-foot speculative industrial development on 8.21 acres in Apple Valley, Minn, a southern suburb of the Twin Cities. The development is located at 6175 147th Street West in Apple Valley near Interstates 35W and 494. Capable of accommodating multiple tenants, the building will be suitable for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution operations.

“There are very few new industrial developments in Apple Valley," said Joe Mahoney, director of real estate development for Opus. “We are excited to bring a state-of-the-art industrial building to this market, which is a well-established area with many amenities nearby."

The modern building can accommodate 26 dock doors, up to 204 auto parking stalls, and has a 28-foot clear height. Johnny Cake Business Center is slated for completion in December 2022. As part of the project, Opus provided an easement for the future expansion of the county regional trail system, North Creek Greenway.

Opus has several industrial projects under construction or recently completed in the Twin Cities market, including Nordeast Business Center, Sanctuary Business Center, Golden Triangle Corporate Center and Renewal by Andersen Value-Add Center.

Opus is the developer, design-builder, and architect and structural engineer of record on the project. Eric Rossbach and Andrew Odney of Colliers are marketing the space 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 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.