Our 2021 Top News Coverage

As the year wraps up and we're busy with year-end work, we're shining a light on our top news coverage of the year. Take a look back with us.

'This Brings More energy': DHL, Cintas Leases Finish Filling Huge Middletown Logistics Center  
“Two 'world-class tenants' have signed leases in the 75 Logistics Center in Middletown, said Chris Xeil Lyons, the city's economic development director."

Market Prognostications from Top Chicago Developers 
“It has been a 'full speed ahead' start for industrial real estate so far this year, which is largely a result of the pent-up demand caused by the major pandemic-induced pause in 2020."

Market Prognostications from Top Chicago Developers, Part 2  
“The entire Industrial sector has been white hot for several years now. E-commerce demand has driven most of industrial sectors on bull run, but other sectors such as food and building supplies have been very strong as well."

Creative Planning launches nonprofit Pathway Financial Education        
Kansas City Business Journal       
“Pathway Financial Education is the result of a vision by Creative Planning CEO Peter Mallouk, who wanted to address an unmet need for comprehensive financial education and training in under-resourced communities."

Paper Products Manufacturer to Expand in Cottage Grove          
Finance & Commerce                   
“North Star Sheets, a provider of materials used in the packaging of goods, says it plans to add 35,600 square feet of space to its 168,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at the Southeast Industrial Park in Cottage Grove."

Boise Value-Add Multifamily Community Comes Online              
Multi-Housing News                     
“Standard Communities, in a partnership with River Caddis Development, has completed its first national ground-up development, the 173-unit Jules on 3rd Apartments in downtown Boise, Idaho."

Indy-Area Industrial Market Continues Growth at Record Pace 
Indianapolis Business Journal                    
“The Indianapolis industrial market is growing at a record pace, continuing a trend that began in the months ahead of the coronavirus' arrival in early 2020."

Opus Building Spec Industrial Project in Northeast Minneapolis
Twin Cities Business Magazine   
“The Minnetonka-based Opus Group has broken ground on a rarely seen type of project: a new industrial building inside the city limits of Minneapolis."

Hallmark Begins Construction on New Distribution Center in Liberty      
KSHB online       
“Hallmark Cards broke ground on a major expansion of its distribution operations in Liberty on Wednesday."

Opus Starts Work on New $98.5M Distribution Center for Hallmark in Liberty   
KC Business Journal
“The Opus Group's new logistics park will start by having Hallmark as a tenant."

Twin Cities CEOs Come Together to Build Homes with Habitat for Humanity      
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal    
“Tuesday's event featured leaders from over 30 organizations including 3M, the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Wild."

With Industrial Demand Soaring, Opus Breaks Ground on Another Spec Project
Minneapolis & St. Paul Business Journal 
“The Opus Group broke ground Wednesday on Sanctuary Business Center in Blaine, the latest example of speculative development attempting to meet the Twin Cities' huge appetite for industrial space."

An Industrial Slowdown? Not Anytime Soon in Minneapolis or the Country        
“The industrial market was booming before COVID-19 hit."

PHOTO TOUR: M Physicians Broadway Family Medicine Clinic   
Healthcare Design Magazine                     
“Due to lack of access to care in the Near North neighborhood of Minneapolis—a diverse, low-income community—University of Minnesota Physicians (M Physicians; Minneapolis) wanted to offer a freestanding clinic that would engage the community and promote wellness."

Chicago's Biggest Industrial Developers Discuss 2021 Boom, Predict Continued Rent Growth in 2022
“While we haven't turned our calendars over just yet, it's clear that 2021 was a banner year for the Chicago industrial real estate market."

Opus Dives into Industrial Boom with Kenosha Spec Building     
Milwaukee Business Journal                      
“The Opus Group is getting in on the speculative industrial development boom in Kenosha County with a building in the Midwest Transportation Center."

Largest Phoenix-Area Commercial Real Estate Developers           
Phoenix Business Journal                            
“Surveyed list ranked by total square footage developed for buildings started or completed in 2020. Additional information points include total number of developments, office square footage developed, industrial square footage developed, retail square footage developed, multifamily square footage developed, and top local executive."

The POWER 30: Matt Rauenhorst, Opus Development Co.          
Finance & Commerce                   
“You might not find many students of Charles Darwin in the development business, but Matt Rauenhorst, executive vice president of Opus Development Co., has one that he sees as suited to his industry: 'It is not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.'"

Not Slowing Down: Multifamily Ready for a Strong 2022             
The COVID-19 pandemic keeps dragging on. And as it does so, commercial real estate developers continue to adapt to the challenges this pandemic throws at them.

Twin Cities: On the Right Track to Recovery       
Multi-Housing News                     
“Two Opus Group specialists assess the changes the pandemic has commanded and evaluate the metro's multifamily landscape."