The Opus Group® Completes Construction of Industrial Facility


DES MOINES, Iowa - ​The Des Moines office of The Opus Group announced that it has completed construction on a new 300,000-square-foot industrial facility for a Fortune 100 company.

The facility is a high-cube warehouse with 25 loading docks as well as parking for 27 trailers and 150 employees. The interior features 7,000 square feet of office space and energy-efficient fluorescent lighting throughout. The building links to an existing 410,000-square-foot distribution and warehouse through a one-story climate-controlled connector. 

“It is wonderful to turn over the keys to this wonderful new facility,” said Jeff Smith, director, design-build project management at Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “It is great to see companies looking to expand in the Iowa market; in fact, we’re seeing an uptick in proposals for new development and construction projects across the state." 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted at the site earlier this month with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad present for the occasion. Employees will be situated in the new facility by the end of this month. 

The facility was constructed by Opus Design Build, L.L.C., Opus Development Corporation was the developer and Opus AE Group, Inc. served as the project architect.

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