Our Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2021

With 2021 nearing its curtain call, we're following our tradition of highlighting the most viewed blog posts from this year. While it might go without saying, we'll say it anyways: it's been a hectic, busy year; we appreciate the time you've spent reading our blog posts.

Edison District: Creating a Living Room for Downtown Overland Park
The result of collaboration between us and the client and leveraging our unique design-build model, Edison District created a vibrant living room for the redeveloped community.

Tom Becker: Building a Lifelong Passion for Construction & Its People
Tom Becker, President & CEO of Construction, has built a construction career based on trying new things and developing the people around him to be their best.

Opus Foundation​® Addresses Racial Equity
By Kristin Ridley, Executive Director of the Opus Foundation
The Opus Foundation is taking intentional steps to enact sustainable social change and address complex issues for a more equitable future. Recently, they awarded grants to Better Futures Minnesota and Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity's Digital Learning Fund.

Su O'Sullivan: Driving an Accurate & Collaborative Team
“I have a deep respect for Opus and the people who work here," said Su O'Sullivan, CPA, Vice President of Accounting. “Our culture is genuine. It's based on our values and a collaborative spirit. We work together with passion, drive and creativity and value new perspectives. That's why people come to work here, and why they stay so long."

Delivering for Industrial Users: Quick-Turn Last-Mile E-Commerce Fulfillment Centers
Industrial continues to lead CRE in 2021, due in large part to the pandemic-driven surge in demand for e-commerce. For e-commerce businesses, speed is key – both for the business itself and the construction of its facilities.

Anna Bode: Passionately Creating Community within the Twin Cities & Opus
“Hands down, Opus attracts and retains the best talent in the industry." Including, Anna Bode, Real Estate Representative​, who joined our Minneapolis development team in December 2019 and quickly made an impact.

Opus Foundation Awards $1.2 Million in Grants
By Kristin Ridley, Executive Director of the Opus Foundation
In December 2020 the Opus Foundation supported community revitalization, early childhood education, Future Builders, pressing/emerging needs, workforce development and youth development.

Dean Newins: Championing Sustainability & Leading Design
Our integrated, one-team approach brings great value to clients. It also enables us to put up truly exceptional buildings. We've always wanted to do more than that though. We want to make life better for the people that live, work and play in those buildings.

Opus Foundation Advances its Mission with Impact Investing
The Foundation is embarking on a long-term initiative to expand the impact of its resources. On top of granting more than $3 million each year, the Foundation will support qualifying organizations with impact investments.

Building on Our Values to Advance DEI
By Kelli Justesen​, Vice President of Human Resources
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) serve to amplify everything we do; a culture and environment that actively values DEI makes us stronger, more creative, more competitive, sustainable, and just plain better. This is the foundational premise of the Opus DEI Action Team. Launched in 2020, the DEI Action Team is consistent with our values, desired culture and vision for our communities. Our Action Team is taking intentional action to cultivate DEI in and outside of our walls.​