Irvine, Calif.-based Opus Bank announced today that it has entered into a lease agreement to open a new banking office in Tacoma.

The new location will be at 950 Pacific Ave., Suite 150, in the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce building at the corner of Pacific and 11th Street. A third quarter 2013 opening is targeted, although no official concrete date has been set.

The announcement comes on the same day that Opus also revealed the opening of a similar banking office in Seattle. According to a release from the company, the “new banking offices are a continuation of the Bank’s planned organic growth, which includes the opening of de novo banking offices in major metropolitan markets up and down the West Coast.”

“As the fastest growing, and one of the best capitalized banks in the Western region, we are continuing to strategically expand our network of banking offices in major metropolitan markets,” said Debbie McLeod, retail banking executive vice president at Opus.

“Complementing our existing 22 locations in the Puget Sound region, these new offices will be Opus Bank’s first offices located in the core business districts of Seattle and Tacoma. The new offices will serve as hubs for our existing commercial business bankers, as well as those bankers we expect to add to meet the increasing demand for our commercial business products and services.”