Richard Figueroa has been named to the newly created position of director of capital markets for Opus Group. Figueroa joins Opus Group from Mansur & Co., a Chicago-based real estate investment firm. There, he was responsible for sourcing, underwriting and negotiating equity investments in commercial real estate projects ranging from office buildings and hotels to multifamily and retail complexes. Before that, he was vice president of acquisitions at Orix Real Estate Capital Inc. He has served in capital markets roles at Cohen Financial and Jones Lang LaSalle, worked in investment banking for Prudential Securities and as a debt analyst at William Blair & Co. Figueroa has a bachelor's degree from Yale University and master's degrees in public policy studies and business administration from the University of Chicago.