In April 2015 two Denver-based real estate development companies — MVG Development Inc. and Confluent Development Services — merged to create one of the most nimble development companies in the nation.

Confluent Development was founded by Marshall Burton and Celeste Tanner, both formerly with The Opus Group, in 2014. The company specialized in industrial and office projects, with about $150 million in development projects currently in the works in metro Denver.

MVG opened in Denver in 2000, specializing in retail and senior housing projects. Under the leadership of Jim Dennis and Jon Rankin, the company had about $250 million in development before merging with Confluent.

Together, doing business as Confluent Development, the two companies complete each other’s areas of expertise, bringing industrial, office, retail and multi-family development knowledge under one roof.