The Opus Group (Opus) is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Tom Becker to regional vice president of construction and project management. In this role, Tom will manage the Minneapolis and Des Moines construction operations while also providing leadership to a team of project managers working across multiple sectors. Additionally, he will be responsible for strategic planning, resource allocation and other leadership activities including oversight of all wood-framed residential projects across the country.
“Tom’s impact during his tenure at Opus has been directly visible not only in projects across the Twin Cities,” said Dave Bangasser, president and CEO of construction and project management at Opus. “His efforts to lead our business into new approaches and territories have positioned us well to succeed and will continue to do so as his leadership and collaborative nature drive results in Minnesota and Iowa.”
Tom has been part of the Opus team for 25 years. He has been involved in highly visible multi-family and student housing projects, including Variant Luxury Mixed-Use Development, Oxbō Luxury Mixed-Use Development, Venue at Dinkytown and VÉLO®. Additionally, Tom has taken an active role in helping grow and expand the business’ portfolio in that time. In 2016, he served as the interim regional vice president of Opus’ Indianapolis office. He is credited with leading Opus’ entry into wood-framed construction for student, market-rate and senior living housing and now is the company expert in this category.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to take on this new role,” said Becker. “As our portfolio continues to expand in the residential, industrial, office and other sectors, we’re able to showcase our team’s ability to design, collaborate and build phenomenal spaces that meet our clients’ goals and vision for the future. I look forward to new challenges and growth opportunities in this role.”
Becker earned his B.S. in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University and his M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. He is an active member of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and he is involved with the Design-Build Institute of America.