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Posts Tagged ‘Brad Gruizinga’

Is living in downtown Grand Rapids on your list for 2014?

Imagine inviting friends over to your private roof top deck for great time in 2014.  As they mingle among your garden, the conversation moves to the tremendous view of downtown Grand Rapids.

Can you see?

Would you like to become a reality?

Union Square Condominiums developers Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga have the exact downtown condo to make this a reality.  This condo is a large 3 story penthouse with exposed brick, 2-story ceilings, 2 bed, 2 bath, 2,122 square feet, private roof top deck, and optional garden. It is even customizable for an additional 3rd or 4th bed and 3rd full bath.

Call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 for your personal view of your new condo.


There are only a couple developer condos left at Union Square in downtown Grand Rapids.  These are some of the last opportunities to grab a downtown condo and still qualify for special financing and special tax discounts. 

By owning a Union Square condo, some of the features that are included:

• The year-round clubhouse featuring lounge furniture, plasma TV’s, wet bar, pool table, shuffleboard, and pool and hot tub views.
• A rooftop pool and hot tub to relax in the warmer months.
• Open feel to the condos with ceilings ranging in height from 8 to 16 feet.
• There are laundry hook-ups in each of the units or a central laundry facility is available to you
• A comprehensive security system gives you peace of mind and protects your investment.
• An on site work out facility is available.
• Large windows create a virtual window wall, to bring in natural lighting into your condo.
• Four light courts and expansive windows at the center of the building add natural light and a feeling of spaciousness throughout   interior corridors. These have been transformed into landscaped courtyards for a taste of suburbia in the middle of the city.

Contact Brad Veneklase today to see the final Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga Union Square condos.  Call 616-988-6466



The real estate market in Grand Rapids, Michigan is going strong.  Sales of homes and condominiums continue to be selling fairly rapidly.  In such a hot market, the price of these homes and condominiums are increasing.

Is there any way to get a prime piece of real estate and be eligible for significant tax exemptions over the next few years, therefore helping to make a new condo purchase much less?

The answer is yes.

The answer is Union Square Condominiums by Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga.

In purchasing a condo in Union Square, you will not only be living in an award winning development, but also at a reduced tax rate.  Rooks’ and Gruizinga’s commitment to seeking the best value for their clientele shows in deals such as this reduced property tax.  Union Square sits in the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone, therefore qualifying its residents a significant tax exemption on their property taxes until 2019.

To find out more about this exemption and all that Union Square has to offer, contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466



Parkland Development has broken ground and moving forward with the newest downtown Muskegon development, Terrace Point Landings.  And keeping the landscape as natural as possible, so the Muskegon Lake shoreline is green.

Brad Gruizinga from Parkland Development described the company and its owner, Jon Rooks goal as, “we are keeping as much of the natural landscape as possible.  We recently finished clearing trees.  Besides the necessary trees to remove for the building envelopes and roads, all the rest were keep to continue the natural feel that Jon is envisions.”

The proposed development, Terrace Point Landing, is a 70-lot “new urbanism” style cluster of single-family homes on the point of land next to the Shoreline Inn and Conference Center.  “40% of the homes will be on the waterfront and the remaining homes having access,” according to Jon Rooks.

The commitment to keeping it green will help to bring balance and stability to the Muskegon.  Mayor Steve Gawron agreed by calling the Terrace Point Landings a game changer for the city’s downtown Muskegon Lake waterfront.

For lot and home opportunities, contact Bradley Veneklase at 616-988-6466.  To find out more about any of the Parkland Properties, check out


It’s a scorcher out there!!

When you have such a hot summer in Grand Rapids, a swimming pool is not only a necessity, but required when looking for a new home.

Union Square Condominiums in downtown Grand Rapids  has what you are looking for!

Downtown Grand Rapids living, check!

Modern urban design, check!

Rooftop swimming pool to cool off on hot summer days, check!

Special tax discounts, check!

You can live the downtown Grand Rapids experience and be cool at the same time.

Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga have created an opportunity for 3 more owners to call Union Square home, with special closeout pricing and financing.  You could be in your new condo before you know start cooling off in the pool.

Call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 to have your personal tour of the swimming pool area.


Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga have 4 condos left at their prestigious and award winning Union Square in downtown Grand Rapids


The historic 100 year old former high school on almost 2 city blocks has been converted to 180 luxury condominiums in downtown Grand Rapids Neighborhood Enterprise Zone.  It features reduced property taxes and incredible view of downtown from the rooftop pool deck.  There is a fitness center and clubhouse for all residents to use.


You will be within walking distance of your downtown office or favorite restaurants or one of the many breweries.


Contact Brad Veneklase today to see all that Union Square has to offer.  He can be reached at 616-988-6466


We are experiencing a normal West Michigan winter with some blustery days.  So come inside from the cold and encounter some HOT savings on a downtown Grand Rapids condo.


Are you tired of fighting the morning rush hour traffic on US 131 or US 196 coming into downtown?  Buy a condo a Union Square and get rid of that hassle and stress. Think how tranquil it will be to arrive at your office, less traumatized from the crazy driver that almost pushed you off the road.


Do you want a couple minute commute into your office, in place of sitting in a long line of cars because of the accident that happened just down the road?  Union Square guarantees short commutes, so you can get more rest and be revitalized for a productive day.


Why fight the effects of snow, sleet, ice and crazy drivers, when you can realize incredibly hot deals at the award winning downtown Grand Rapids condominium development, Union Square.


Contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 to schedule your showing today, before the next storms hits.


Jonathan Rooks and Brad Gruizinga have put together final closeout pricing for the few remaining condominiums that they are available at Union Square. Get down today and be in before the end of the year.

Union Square is a condominium development in downtown Grand Rapids by Rooks and Gruizinga.  Redeveloped in the former Grand Rapids Union High School, it has captured and accentuated that old school with its chalkboards and trophy cases, while bringing in looks that emphasize the new and modern layouts that you expect today.

Union Square is also located in a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ).  This enables residents of the condominium to qualify for additional tax savings until 2019.

Combine this great look of old and new, tremendous closeout price, downtown location, and NEZ tax savings and you can find yourself having quite the deal.

Call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 to schedule a time to see Union Square


Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga’s Union Square is the right choice for downtown living.  Why?  Let’s take a look at what you get when you choose Union Square.


Union Square gives you opportunities to grow your friendships by inviting them to spend time with you at the Union Square clubhouse, while catching a game or conversing over a drink.  Union Square gives you the chance to building friendships with your neighbors as you meet them at the fitness center or out on the rooftop, soaking in some sun, relaxing in the hot tub, or taking a dip in the pool.  Union Square gives you the ability to save money, when you take advantage of the significant property tax exemptions available because Union Square is in the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone.  Union Square gives you developer closeout pricing to make your dollar go further.


There are many more reasons, but you will have to get down to Union Square to find out about them.  Union Square is the right choice.  Rooks and Gruizinga want it to be your choice.


Contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 to see all that Union Square has to offer


Have you seen all the cool things going on downtown Grand Rapids? There’s ArtPrize, Festival of the Arts, Celebration on the Grand, lots of free cultural events, big-name concerts and great places to eat and catch a beverage with friends.


You can see and do more by living close by in a care free condo at Union Square. It’s is wonderful place to call home and living here puts you close to work, home, and play. Being conveniently located to both 196 and 131, you can get anywhere fast.


This old school is the new cool with the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) tax discounts until 2019 which gives significant property tax exemptions! In addition to tax savings, Rooks and Gruizinga are offering developer closeout savings for purchasing one of the last few available condos. These units are beautiful and you will feel like a star relaxing in the rooftop hot tub and enjoying a sunset over the Grand Rapids skyline in the middle of winter. Year round, it’s a great place to meet new and old friends in the private clubhouse and stay fit in Union Square’s exercise facility. If you have ever driven past Union Square wondering what it looks like inside, call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 to see Union Square firsthand. It’s as cool inside as it is outside.


Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga have put together a closeout deal for you.  Would you like to save an average of 33% for the last few developer condos that they available at Union Square?  Call them soon, before someone else takes the opportunity at these huge savings.


Besides the 33% average savings from Rooks and Gruizinga, you could be eligible for a low 3.5% down payment.  Add that to the already extremely low interest rate environment, and the savings continue to stack up.


Okay we have developer savings and interest savings, how about tax savings?  Yes by purchasing a condo at Union Square you qualify for property tax savings until 2019 thanks to the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone.  Talk about stacking the cool.


You don’t want to miss out on this deal.  Call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 to get your deal.


Have you been waiting for the perfect time to buy?  We all have some part of us that doesn’t want to make a mistake and sometimes that causes us to wait.  Hopefully we don’t wait too long?  What if now is that great time to buy?


Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga are confirming what real estate experts are saying, that now is a great time to buy.  And if you are looking to buy a downtown Grand Rapids condo, then they have the place for a perfect buy.


Union Square Condominiums is an award winning development in downtown Grand Rapids.  It has been called the “New Cool” design in the old school. And with only a few developer units still available and close out prices in place, you can see why Rooks and Gruizinga have the perfect buy.


Don’t wait too long on this one, or you might just miss it.  Call Brad Veneklase to schedule your time to see what Union Square has to offer.   Brad can be reached at 616-988-6466.


When you look at the work of someone, you get an idea of who the creator or artist is behind the work.  When you get into Union Square you will have this same chance to get a feel of the hard work and attention to detail that Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga put into this project.  Their desire was to take what was old and discarded and make it into the “New Cool” of Grand Rapids.


Union Square has loads of great features such as a roof top pool, hot tub, sun deck, clubhouse, and fitness center to aid in your enjoyment of the downtown condo living.  With only 4 custom developer lofts remaining, you better get down to see them.


To get a better feel for a Rooks and Gruizinga condo, call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466, and he will show why Union Square can be a daily part of your life.


Have you had an opportunity to get downtown for Artprize 2012?  It has been a tremendous time to experience downtown Grand Rapids.  Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga want you to have that same experience every day.


Rook and Gruizinga’s Union Square Condominiums are the perfect way for a teacher, a fireman, a first-year accountant or attorney, a medical resident, or any young professional who wants to live and experience all that downtown Grand Rapids has to offer.  Whether it is sitting by the rooftop pool with friends and watching the night fill with floating lanterns or taking the quick walk with those same friends to world famous breweries just down the street.


Take the time to get down to Union Square and see what they have by calling Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466.  It is a “new cool” style that is all the rage.


Jon Rooks and Brad Gruizinga’s Union Square Condo’s are quickly becoming unavailable.  With only 4 developer condominiums still on the market, you better hurry to make Union Square home.


If living so close to the attractions of downtown Grand Rapids is what you want, then Union Square is the place to call home.


Would you like to keep in the loop of all the happening places to hang out and be within a short walk?  Then Union Square is the place to call home.


If you want a clubhouse to hang with friends or a rooftop pool to enjoy the warm weather, then Union Square is the place to call home.


Would you like to be within walking distance of work to lessen your carbon footprint? Then Union Square is the place to call home.


Whatever you desire for your urban living, Union Square is the place to call home.


Call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 to set up your time to see Union Square


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