Opus expands Indianapolis project management and development teams

Opus has added to its leadership team– Rich Kauffman, regional vice president of construction, will lead Opus Design Build LLC’s project management team. He will provide leadership to a team of project managers and construction superintendents working on projects across multiple sectors including office, industrial, institutional, retail and residential.

Kauffman has more than 20 years of experience in the design, construction and development of office, institutional, retail, industrial, residential and healthcare projects. He previously served as president of construction midwest region for DLC Residential, L.L.C.; vice president of construction and development for Gatlin Development and senior project manager for J&S Construction. He holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering – structural from Purdue University.

Stephanie Chitwood, director, real estate development, will build upon Opus Development Co. LLC’s pipeline and execute new industrial deals as well as support other sectors. She is responsible for building upon the development pipeline and the execution of deals and opportunities. Chitwood has more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience, including real estate investments in the multifamily, student housing, healthcare and retail sectors. She previously worked as director at House Investments. Chitwood holds a Bachelor of Arts in real estate finance from the Indiana University.