Neil James Rauenhorst

Title: President
Company: NJR Investment and Development Company, LLC
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States

Neil James Rauenhorst, president NJR Investment and Development Company, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architecture and real estate development.

With over 40 years of expertise in design, construction and development processes, Mr. Rauenhorst has dedicated his career to achieving the highest level of client satisfaction on each and every project he completes. Beginning in 1987, he has found additional success as the owner and president of the general contracting company Opus South Corporation in Tampa. Constantly seeking fresh and innovative ways to conduct business, he believes that nothing is more gratifying than seeing a project through from blueprint to completion.

With a lifelong passion for buildings and construction, Mr. Rauenhorst obtained a Bachelor of Science in architecture from Catholic University of America in 1976. He thereafter earned a Master of Science in architecture at Washington University in 1978. During this time, he began his career as an architect with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill from 1978 to 1981 and the director of real estate with Opus Corp. in Chicago from 1982 to 1986. Inspired to further his education while continuing his career, he later graduated with a Master of Science in management from Stanford University in 1987. Maintaining his involvement in academia, he is a renowned trustee of both Catholic University of America and the University of Tampa.

Throughout his career, Mr. Rauenhorst has maintained professional affiliations with organizations such as the National Council for Architectural Registration Boards, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association Industrial and Office Parks, the International Association Corp. Real Estate Executives, Society of International Business Fellows and the American Institute of Architects. For his achievements, he is proud to have been honored as the Alumnus of the Year and presented with the Joseph Miller Alumni Medallion from Catholic University of America. Moreover, he was recognized as an Outstanding Developer as the chief executive officer of Opus South Corporation by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Looking toward the future, he is eager to develop, design and build as many state of the art projects as he possibly can.

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