The Opus Group announced today the addition of Sean Cummings as senior director, real estate development of Opus Development Company, L.L.C.’s Phoenix office.
In his new role, Cummings will focus on development opportunities in the Phoenix area across multiple sectors, including office and industrial.
“Sean comes to us with deep roots in Phoenix, as well as excellent local connections and market reach that will be extremely valuable as Opus continues to expand our presence in the area,” said Larry Pobuda, senior vice president and general manager of Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “His knowledge and previous leadership roles will be true assets to our organization.”
Cummings comes to Opus from Conor Commercial Real Estate, which was formed in 2012 by The McShane Companies, where he directed all ground-up development projects for the Phoenix office. During his combined 10 years at Conor Commercial Real Estate and McShane Development Company, Cummings developed more than 1.7 million square feet of industrial and 350,000 square feet of Class A office projects. Additionally, Cummings’ experience includes more than six years at RREEF Property Trust, where he was responsible for portfolio management and acquisitions.
“I’m thrilled to join Opus and bring my expertise to the table as the company continues to expand its presence in the Phoenix market,” said Cummings. “This is an exciting new opportunity and I look forward to working closely with a talented team of professionals to bring great projects to the area.”
Cummings earned his Bachelor of Arts in finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and received his MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago. Cummings also spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve and is a member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Urban Land Institute, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, and NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.