BizTimes Bubbler Executive of the Week: Jared Protaskey

Jerad Protaskey, real estate manager of Opus Development Corporation

Company address: 330 E Kilbourn Ave, Suite 222, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Company website:

Industry: Commercial Real Estate Development/ Design-Build Construction

Education: Marquette University, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Family: My mom and dad, brother, sister-in-law and their two boys live in Omaha

Hobbies and Interests: Sports and travel. I’m a huge Nebraska football and Marquette basketball fan, and they both give me plenty of places to go see them on the road.

Favorite book and/or movie: Boogie Nights

Favorite musician/band: Bright Eyes

Favorite place to visit/vacation: Lincoln, Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium on Saturdays in the fall

Favorite local restaurant: Coerper’s makes the best steak I’ve ever eaten.

Words to live by: If you’re not having fun with what you do and who you do it with, it’s probably not worth it.
What is your core philosophy for doing business? (bold) Honesty and hard work. The rest will work itself out.

Who is your role model and why? My dad started his own construction business when he was in his 20s and has been successful for 40 years because of the relationships and respect he’s earned with his integrity and hard work. My mom went to college in her 40s to become an ultra-sonographer. They are two phenomenal people that have taught me a lot by example.

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