Opus Projects Win NAIOP MN Awards of Excellence


​We're excited to announce that two full-team projects and one Client Direct Services project recently received NAIOP MN Awards of Excellence!

365 Nicollet: Multi-Family Apartments / Condos (6+ Stories)

Driven by strong market demand and the city of Minneapolis' vision for downtown residential growth and redevelopment on the north end of Nicollet Mall, we developed, designed and built 365 Nicollet, a 370-unit, 30-story, multifamily and retail development that raised the bar for luxury living in downtown. It's our third project on Nicollet Mall, following The Nic on Fifth® and Xcel Energy @ 401 Nicollet

A model for contemporary urban living, 365 Nicollet includes 9,500 square feet of retail space on the ground level and 370 apartment units. With floor plans ranging from alcove units to three-bedroom penthouse suites, the residences include condo-level finishes with floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. 365 Nicollet's exterior features distinctive architecture with large glass elevations and a dynamic pattern of balconies. 365 Nicollet is LEED Gold certified.

Beacon Bluff Business Center: Light Industrial - High Finish

Beacon Bluff Business Center is an 86,632-square-foot speculative building designed to accommodate office and warehouse tenants with a heavy office finish. Beacon Bluff is located off Phalen Boulevard, near I-35E, I-94 and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. 

The Saint Paul Port Authority commissioned us to develop, design and build this facility on one of the last available parcels in the Beacon Bluff Business Center. The site is the culmination of a more than 10-year effort to cleanup and transform the property. 

Terracon, a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm, took occupancy of 15,300 square feet in early 2019.

MoZaic East: Office Multitenant

Developed by The Akerberg Group, MoZaic East is a 222,000-square-foot, Class A office building that was designed and built by our team. MoZaic East supports multi-modal transportation. The building sits alongside the Midtown Greenway, a 5.7-mile bicycle and walking trail corridor and is a four-minute walk from the Uptown Transit Center. Additionally, the building includes more than 100 indoor and outdoor bike racks and a locker room with showers.  

MoZaic East was constructed over a tunnel that provides access to MoZaic West, a mixed-use tower the Ackerberg Group opened in 2012. On its south side, MoZaic East features three stacked building volumes that step down to approach the Midtown Greenway, creating access to natural light inside and pleasing aesthetics outside. The north side of the building features a glass curtain-wall system, offering unobstructed dramatic views of downtown Minneapolis and natural light. Color-shifting metal panels change appearance based on the angle from which they are viewed, sometimes appearing purple, gray, green, or all three colors at once. They are complemented by white precast panels, which help to mitigate solar heat gain for interiors.


Congrats to The Ackerberg Group and the project teams!