The Opus Group® Promotes Development Leaders Cattanach and Murnane

The Opus Group® (Opus) has promoted P​hil Cattanach to senior vice president and general manager and Nick Murnane to vice president, real estate development.

Cattanach most recently served as vice president and general manager, overseeing the development team serving the Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa markets. He joined Opus in 2004 as a project manager and has held roles of increasing responsibility in both construction and development, working across industrial, multifamily and office projects. A few of the projects he has led include Renewal by Andersen Value-Add Center, Sanctuary Business Center, Golden Triangle Corporate Center, Arbor Lakes Corporate Center, Dodd Road Business Center, Beacon Bluff Business Center, 3701 Wayzata Blvd. and The Loden.

“Phil is a key member of our leadership team," said Matt Rauenhorst, executive vice president and general manager at Opus. “He is passionate about transforming communities through our real estate development work as well as leading, developing, and helping our associates grow in their careers."

As senior vice president and general manager, Cattanach is responsible for advancing development opportunities in the upper Midwest markets. This includes leading the sourcing and pursuit of opportunities, upfront development feasibility studies, financial analysis, due diligence and entitlements for speculative and build-to-suit developments while providing managerial oversight to multiple teams throughout construction, design and project delivery. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and a master's degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas Opus School of Business. He also served in the U.S. Army for eight years as a commissioned officer.

Murnane was most recently senior director of real estate development, responsible for managing new development opportunities. He joined Opus in 2010 as real estate intern and was promoted several times, leading notable multifamily projects in Minnesota including The Nic on Fifth®, 365 Nicollet, and Vesi North Loop. He is currently leading the Corsa Apartments project in St. Louis Park.

“Nick brings a breadth of knowledge to his new position," said Rauenhorst. “He has led complex and high-profile projects, always with integrity and a leadership style that brings out the best in each member of our development team."

As vice president, real estate development, Murnane is primarily responsible for advancing multifamily pursuits from new site identification, financial structuring and construction to project completion. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Kansas.

“In addition to their notable contributions to successful projects, Phil and Nick continue to build and maintain valuable broker relationships as well as lend their time and talents supporting our philanthropic community initiatives," said Rauenhorst. “They represent our values at Opus in everything they do."

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 Instagram.