The Opus Group® Announces Completion of Luxury Multifamily Development in Des Plaines, Ill.

​The Opus Group (Opus) today announced the completion of Ellison Apartments, a luxury multifamily market rate development in Des Plaines near O'Hare's office and industrial submarkets. Ellison Apartments is the first new luxury apartment building in downtown Des Plaines in several years and brings an attractive offering for renters in the growing city. The development is a joint venture with Berkshire Residential Investments. 

Located at 1555 Ellinwood, the 113-unit development offers apartments ranging from alcoves to two-bedroom units, all with state-of-the-art amenities. The building also offers 1,349 square feet of available retail space at street level. 

“We are thrilled to welcome residents to their new home at Ellison Apartments," said Mike Yungerman, senior vice president and general manager at Opus. “Our team worked closely with the city of Des Plaines to bring such an exciting project to this lively and transit-oriented location."

The building features a pet-friendly and community-focused environment with state-of-the-art amenities including, a fitness center and yoga studio, club room with a community kitchen, pet spa, resident and bike storage, a work from home suite and game lounge. The outdoor amenity deck offers additional community and entertainment spaces for residents, featuring a grilling station, fire pit and social spa. Covered and non-covered parking will be available to residents.

“Berkshire is honored to be part of the Des Plaines community," said Heather Boujoulian, Managing Director and CIO of Development Investments at Berkshire Residential Investments. “Ellison Apartments will make a wonderful addition to the city of Des Plaines, and we look forward to watching the growth and transformation the city will undergo over the coming years."

Opus and Berkshire Residential Investments will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate and welcome the new residents. The grand opening event is scheduled for September 26.

Opus was the developer, design-builder and structural engineer of record. ESG Architects was the design architect. 

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 @theopusgroup on Instagram.