The Opus Group promoted Tom Becker to regional vice president of construction and project management. He will manage the Minneapolis and Des Moines construction operations, while also providing leadership to a team of project managers working across multiple sectors. Becker (pictured) also assumes responsibility for strategic planning, resource allocation and other leadership activities including oversight of all wood-framed residential projects across the country.
Becker’s been part of the Opus team for 25 years, and has been involved in highly-visible multifamily and student-housing projects. Among them are Variant Luxury Mixed-Use Development on downtown Minneapolis’ north side, Oxbō Luxury Mixed-Use Development in Saint Paul’s Seven Corners neighborhood, Venue at Dinkytown in Minneapolis, and VÉLO in downtown Minneapolis’ North Loop Neighborhood.
Opus’s Dave Bangasser says Becker’s “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.”
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.
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