“We are extremely pleased to deliver a build-to-suit facility that will enable Gavilon to continue increasing their efficiency and effectiveness in the global commodity markets,” said Marshall Burton, senior vice-president and general manager of Opus Development Corp. "The Opus organization has a nearly 30-year history in Omaha and we're inspired to work on another facility that contributes to the vibrant business community in this city."
The Class A office building will accommodate Gavilon’s Omaha-based employees and support the company’s future growth. Designed and constructed with sustainable practices and elements, the downtown location offers employees, business partners, recruitment candidates and guests, proximity to transportation, accommodations, retail shops and entertainment options. Integral to the building’s architecture is the collaborative trade floor space designed to enhance productivity and workflow. The state-of-the-art, column-free trade floor will feature 22-foot ceilings, full-height glass walls and an open staircase connecting two levels.
“We are proud to be building our new world headquarters downtown and look forward to being situated among the many great companies based in Omaha,” said Greg Heckman, president and chief executive officer of Gavilon. “We have a remarkable city in the Heartland where Midwestern values run deep and the business climate and quality of workforce are second to none.”
Construction begins in earnest this month with building completion slated for December 2013. More than150 construction jobs will be created as a result of the new office.