Wade Lau
President & CEO
Founders Properties, L.L.C.


Minneapolis, MN


Mr. Lau 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 such as the Partnership. Mr. Lau is responsible for the formation of the Partnership and will play an active role in overseeing the Partnership's operations and strategic direction.

Professional Affiliations and Certifications

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


Before the formation of Founders Properties, Mr. Lau 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. Mr. Lau began his career in Norwest Bank Minneapolis' commercial real estate group and in all has more than 30 years of diversified commercial real estate experience.


Mr. Lau 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.