CRE W Minnesota

Tim Murnane: Leading the way to a new Opus

Tim Murnane is no stranger to Minneapolis’ The Opus Group. He first started working at the company back in 1984. Last year, he rejoined the firm – after a brief absence – to help Opus rebound after tough times caused by the nation’s economic slump. Murnane, who now holds the title of president and chief executive officer at Opus, says that he sees a bright future for this once-troubled development company.

CRE Midwest

Healthcare real estate still a vibrant market

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Health care and medical related real estate continues to be a successful niche for industry leaders, but the learning curve can be daunting for those looking to break into the market, said a panel of prominent professionals.

CRE Midwest

Bel Brands to move from suburbs to West Loop

Executives at Bel Brands USA, the maker of cheese products under the Kaukauna, Merkt’s, Babybel and The Laughing Cow brands, have decided that Chicago is the place to be, as the firm plans to move from Elk Grove Village to a 27,200-square-foot space at 30 S. Wacker Drive this spring.

CRE V Michigan

Dennis Bernard: Balancing family and commercial real estate

Dennis Bernard is justly proud of his many career accomplishments. He’s successfully run his commercial mortgage banking firm, Southfield, Mich.-based Bernard Financial Group, since founding the company in 1991. Today, it is one of the most important sources of commercial financing in the Midwest, having financed more than $6.2 billion for its many clients.