Phoenix, Ariz. – The Opus Group (Opus) announced today that Nate Franke has joined Opus as a senior manager of real estate development. Nate will be responsible for sourcing new development opportunities and for managing development efforts in the Phoenix market and throughout the region.
“We are thrilled to have Nate on our team,” said Larry Pobuda, executive vice president and general manager at Opus. “Nate brings a new perspective and skillset to Opus and we are confident that he will bring great value to our clients as we continue to grow our Phoenix presence.”
As a senior manager, Nate will be involved in site selection and acquisition, underwriting, due diligence and government approvals. He will also coordinate efforts across construction, design and development teams on a variety of projects spanning multifamily, senior living, student living and industrial sectors.
“I’m excited to be part of the Opus team. My expertise in development, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and banking risk management will be a complement to the existing team members’ expertise,” said Franke. “I look forward to working within Opus’ fully-integrated team to develop buildings that meet our clients’ and communities’ goals and objectives.”
Prior to joining Opus, Nate spent 10 years in commercial real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions and leasing, as well as five years in banking risk management. Nate received a Master of Real Estate Development from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Wake Forest University. Nate is a member of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association.
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, healthcare 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 www.opus-group.com and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter and @theopusgroup on Instagram.