The Opus Group® Breaks Ground on Industrial Building in Blaine, Minnesota

The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the start of construction on a speculative industrial building, Sanctuary Business Center, in Blaine, Minnesota. Located 15 miles north of Minneapolis, the building will help fulfill the region's ongoing demand for functional Class A space and can accommodate up to four tenants.

“Our team has a great relationship with the city of Blaine, and we look forward to providing highly-functional and appealing industrial space for one of the metro area's fastest-growing suburbs," said Kit Bennett, senior manager of real estate development at Opus. “Areas such as the North Central submarket have a demand for larger blocks of newly constructed, customizable space, which will add additional manufacturing and distribution jobs to the workforce."

The 137,178-square-foot building will feature two drive-in doors, 32 dock positions, ample employee parking with 160 stalls and the ability to expand, trailer parking, LED lighting and loading options to optimize operating efficiency. Additionally, high clerestory windows are located on the rear side of the building allowing natural daylight into the space, providing energy reduction and an enhanced employee experience.

Sanctuary Business Center offers immediate access to Interstate 35W, along with the convenience of being near the Twin Cities. The building will appeal to a wide range of uses, including e-commerce, aerospace, manufacturing, food service and more. The project is scheduled for completion in July 2022.

Opus is the developer, design-builder, interior designer and architect and structural engineer of record. Danny McNamara of Cushman & Wakefield is the listing broker for the property. Stantec is the civil engineer on the project.

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 @theopusgroup on Instagram.​