Wade Lau

President & CEO

Wade is responsible for all aspects of the Founders Properties and Opus Properties operations including investments, finance, capital market activities, dispositions and new product development, including the formation and management of real estate investment opportunities.

Before the formation of Founders Properties, Wade was Vice President of Asset Management for Opus Properties, which he joined in 1999. Prior to that, he led CB Richard Ellis’ central region and was Chief Operating Officer for the Shelard Group, a Twin Cities-based real estate services firm. Wade began his career in Norwest Bank Minneapolis’ commercial real estate group and in all has more than 35 years of diversified commercial real estate experience.

Wade holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard College, and obtained a Master’s in Business Administration, with honors, from Harvard Business School.

Professional Affiliations and Certifications:

  • Urban Land Institute
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Board Member – Opus Holding, LLC
  • Board Member – Common Bond Communities