The Opus Group® Starts Construction on Rider Logistics Center, a Speculative Industrial Development in Grimes, Iowa

The Opus Group (Opus) today announced the start of construction on Rider Logistics Center, a multi-phase speculative industrial development in the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area. The development is located at 3901 SE Park Drive in Grimes near Interstate 35/80 and Highway 141. The project is a joint venture between Opus and ATI Group.

“We are pleased to be working with ATI Group in co-developing this project," said Jason Conway, senior director of real estate development for Opus. “Rider Logistics Center will help address the continuing strong demand for industrial space in the Des Moines market."

“ATI Group is pleased to be partnering with Opus on the first phase of ATI Group's master-planned, 77-acre industrial park," said, Tyler Leo, partner and chief investment officer of ATI Group. “This project came together because of the synergy between ATI's landholdings and Opus' design-build expertise, along with each team's development experience."

The first phase includes one 270,000-square-foot building on 16.5 acres, with up to 56 dock doors, two drive-in doors, up to 242 vehicle parking stalls and 32-foot clear height. The building is suited for multiple tenants in need of warehouse, distribution or light manufacturing space. The site is master planned for multiple phases. The first building is slated for completion in the first quarter of 2023.  

Opus has several industrial projects under construction in the Des Moines area, including Swanwood Logistics Center and Northridge 80|35.

Opus is the co-developer, design-builder and structural engineer of record. SVPA Architects is the architect of record. McClure Engineering is the civil engineer. Marcus Pitts, Austin Hedstrom and Tanner Hedstrom of JLL 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 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.