Sean Spellman Joins Chicago Office of Opus Development Corporation as Vice President and General Manager

CHICAGO, Ill. - Opus Development Corporation announced today that Sean Spellman will join its Chicago office as vice president and general manager. In this position, he will be responsible for pursuing commercial real estate development, third-party construction and investment opportunities as well as leading the overall operations of the office.

With 15 years of commercial real estate industry experience, Spellman joins Opus Development Corporation from Northern Builders, Inc., where he had served as vice president and was responsible for the overall sales and marketing of Northern Builders’ business.

“Sean is an outstanding addition to our leadership team, bringing industry expertise and deep knowledge of the Illinois and regional market, which we will capitalize on as we continue to grow in this area,” said Tom Shaver, president and chief executive officer of Opus Development Corporation.  

Shaver noted that Spellman’s addition will allow the incumbent general manager to resume his previous role as vice president of sales and finance. “We needed to free Dave Everson to focus more exclusively on his sales and finance roles to accommodate the brisk pace of business in all of our offices,” said Shaver. 

Mike Yungerman will continue his role as vice president of real estate development, leading the industrial efforts in Chicago and throughout the region. Spellman’s previous working relationship with Mike creates an opportunity to collaborate and pursue more industrial opportunities, a sector that is seeing signs of improvement. “Mike is key to our growth in the industrial market and is managing major industrial projects in Chicago and across the region, including a long-term build-to-suit lease with a Fortune 100 company for a new 300,000-square-foot industrial facility in Des Moines, Iowa,” said Shaver.  

“I’m extremely pleased with this opportunity to assume a leadership position with Opus Development Corporation, which allows me the opportunity to work with a highly-regarded organization and with a team of top-quality industry experts,” said Spellman.  

Spellman earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University. He is actively involved in NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Builders Association of Greater Chicago (BAGC).  

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group™ is a family of national commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis, with expertise in development, project management and construction, architecture and engineering, finance, sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and Opus Holding, Inc. and their operating subsidiaries, Opus Development Corporation, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, Inc. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential living, institutional and government 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