The Opus Group (Opus) announced today that two new associates have been appointed to Opus Development Company, L.L.C. Brett Hopper has joined as senior director, real estate development and Matthew Visnansky has joined as real estate manager, real estate development. In their new roles, Hopper will be responsible for sourcing new development opportunities and Visnansky will be responsible for managing development efforts.
“Brett and Matt each bring unique and desirable experience to the Phoenix office,” said Larry Pobuda, senior vice president and general manager, Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “Brett’s previous work for Opus as a consultant means he knows our business inside and out. Matt’s background in banking and finance offers niche insight into important aspects of our business. Both are welcome additions as we continue to see tremendous growth in our office, the Phoenix market and across the region.”
Hopper brings 25 years of diverse real estate experience to Opus. For the past two and a half years, he has served as a development consultant for Opus Development Company, L.L.C. As a licensed attorney specializing in real estate, Hopper is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business Masters of Real Estate Development program where he teaches real estate law courses. Hopper earned his Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University after graduating from the university’s Marriott School of Management.
“Since beginning as a consultant with the development team in 2014, I’ve cultivated the highest respect for the company and I look forward to seeing to fruition the growth opportunities in this market,” said Hopper.
Visnansky has more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate transactions, with former positions at Wells Fargo, BBVA Compass Bank and most recently as vice president of commercial real estate with Bank of Arizona. His previous professional ventures focused on finance, underwriting and portfolio management, during which time he was involved in sales and client interactions. Matt graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in marketing, and an emphasis in finance.
“I am excited to join the Opus team,” said Visnansky. “The organization’s integrated approach to commercial real estate development makes it a standout company in the market.”
In addition to their career experience, both Hopper and Visnansky are active in professional groups and affiliations. Hopper acts as board chair of Valley Partnership, the Phoenix metropolitan area’s premier advocacy group for responsible development. Both Hopper and Visnansky are members of the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association.