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Delivering the Needs of Industrial Tenants

Rendering of Bergen Industrial, built by Opus

Often times, an industrial tenant needs a building fast. As a leading developer of speculative industrial developments and with our fully-integrated team and unique design-build model, we’re able to deliver the customization today’s industrial companies need on a tight timeline. Read More

Building Value with One Team, One Objective

Rendering of Cherne Industries Warehouse at Brick Yard, built by Opus

Employing our unique design-build model, our in-house development, design and construction experts collaborate to address challenges and create real estate value. We operate as one team with one objective: yours. See how we put that to work for Cherne Industries and Proxi – Lawrence. Read More

Susan Gelinske: Raising the Bar & Mitigating Risk for Opus & our Clients

Susan Gelinske, Director of Risk Management, leading meeting

Two factors contribute significantly to our continued track record of exceeding client expectations at Opus: our highly-engaged associates and our integrated, one-team approach to project delivery. Consistently delivering in this manner, project after project, wouldn’t be possible without many dedicated associates working behind the scenes supporting our projects – associates like Susan Gelinske. Read More

Top 5 Benefits of Our Team’s Ability to Respond Quickly

Freightquote Front Exterior

Success doesn't just happen; we make it happen through hard work, collaboration and a shared goal: your goal. Whether it’s delivering a new project or addressing a unique challenge, our fully-integrated team of in-house, multidisciplinary experts can make it happen quickly. Read More

COVID-19 Statement


The safety and health of our associates, clients and partners has always been and remains a top priority for us, and especially as we navigate these uncertain times with COVID-19. Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Lisa Billing headshot

International Women’s Day is a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” We’re marking the occasion by sharing insights from three leading women at Opus! Read More

Opus Foundation® Supports Project for Pride in Living’s Career Readiness and Housing Stability Program

Women at table

Workforce development, including training underserved populations for greater self-sufficiency, is one of the five focus areas of the Opus Foundation®. Recently, the Foundation awarded the Minneapolis-based nonprofit with a $50,000 Impact Fund grant to support career-readiness training with housing stability to provide positive outcomes for residents with low incomes. Read More

Girls on the Run-Chicago Empowered 10,000+ Girls with 2018 Building Community Award

Opus Grant Award Group Photo

Almost two years ago, Girls on the Run–Chicago (GOTRC) won the Gerry Rauenhorst Building Community Award. The annual award, which honors our founder’s legacy of giving, provided GOTRC with a gift of $65,000 grant to further its mission of inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running and physical activity. Read More

Our 2019 Top News Coverage

residents of 365 Nicollet gather in the luxury building’s well-designed club room

As the year wraps up and we’re busy with year-end work, we wanted to shine a light on our top news coverage of the year. Take a look back with us. Read More

Happy Holidays!

The artwork on our annual holiday greeting is the third in a series of community-created work.

The artwork on our annual holiday greeting is the third in a series of community-created work. Read More

Greg Woelfel: Build it Like it’s Your Own

Greg Woelfel, senior superintendent, Opus Design Build, L.L.C.

Our superintendents take an active part in our projects, bringing forth ideas to make the building better, save the client money and accelerate the construction schedule. Find out how clients benefit from Greg’s years of experience. Read More

In the News: May 5, 2017

luxury apartment development, luxury apartment construction

The grand opening of Citizen Park Luxury Apartments, completion of the new corporate headquarters for Delta Defense LLC and new hires in the Phoenix office are in this week’s news. Read More

In the News: March 24, 2017

exterior of The Union on Lincoln Way Student Living

The start of construction on a private student housing development and the completion of an industrial development are in this week’s news. Read More

In the News: March 17, 2017

ISU's new residence hall

Completion of a residence hall, the start of construction on a private student housing development and the completion of an industrial development are in this week’s news. Read More

In the News: December 2, 2016

Spec industrial development in Phoenix, AZ

Opus’ selling of an industrial warehouse in Phoenix, Ariz., the start of construction on a luxury mulifamily development in Edina, Minn., and employee promotions are in this week’s news. Read More

In the News: November 11, 2016

The Loden apartments in Edina, Minn.

Opus’ recent purchase in order to develop a luxury apartment building in Edina, Minn., and the completion and leasing of an industrial development near Des Moines, Iowa, are in this week’s news. Read More

Developing the Student Living Experience: A Q & A with Our Student Housing Development Team

The Foundry

With unique, community-driven projects under our belt, we look to continue building our student housing portfolio with thoughtful developments that contribute to the success of students and the vitality of universities across the country. We take a best practices approach to all of our developments, applying the things we’ve learned from other projects – regardless of sector – to each new project. Read More

In the News: September 2, 2016

luxury apartment development, luxury apartment construction

Building booms in the St. Louis metro, delivering an unmet need in Kansas City, retail construction in the Twin Cities and more are in this week’s news. Read More

In the News: August 12, 2016

Delta Defense’ Headquarters to be constructed by Opus

An office outside Milwaukee, an industrial building outside Kansas City and a multifamily building in Minneapolis are in news from the last couple week. Read More

In the News: July 29, 2016

Photos of 56 Commerce Center, building B by The Opus Group

Industrial and residential project starts in Kansas City and Minneapolis, an office project completion in Minneapolis and a new hire for Indianapolis are in this week's news. Read More

Putting Our Partnership in Action for ConAgra Foods


Delivering the 1.6-million-square-foot ConAgra Foods Distribution Center in Frankfort, Ind., involved thoughtful and skillful collaboration by the entire project team, resulting in an incredibly successful facility that satisfies ConAgra’s requirements for maximum efficiency and competitive differentiation and empowers their mission of making the food people love. Read More

Opus Differentiates with End-to-End Development Services


Opus is uniquely positioned as a single-source provider to navigate the entire real estate process from start to finish, with complete development services, including capital markets access and expertise. We’re providing transformative real estate solutions to improve patient health, provider value and the total care experience. Read More

In the News: September 26, 2014


In the news this week, we announced the start of construction on a new industrial project, learned about the trend in bike-friendly developments and more. Read More

In the News: May 16, 2014


In the news this week are updates about Ivy on Fourteenth, downtown Minneapolis, industrial and greenwashing. Check out the informative articles in this week’s news. Read More