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Posts Tagged ‘Jon Rooks Parkland’

Are you in the market for a condo in downtown Grand Rapids?

What would you able to do with 5 years of property tax relief?

By owning a Union Square Condominium in downtown Grand Rapids, you receive tax discounts.  Union Square is located in a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) until 2019 which includes significant property tax exemptions until 2019!

To find your next tax discounted downtown condominium, contact the Parkland Properties office at 616-988-6466.  Whether you talk to Jon Rooks, Brad Gruizinga, or Brad Veneklase, they can get you into a great condo and start the saving today.



Shoreline Inn in Muskegon, MI continues to get rave reviews from their customers.

Shoreline Inn, which is owned by Jon Rooks and his Parkland Properties company, has made it a priority to provide an experience and an environment that exhibits their commitment to excellence.  It is this standard of excellence that permeates throughout your stay as one patron recently put it this way, “I was simply blown away from the minute we walked in the door.  The atmosphere in this charming hotel just made me want to stay for weeks!  My bed was the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on in a hotel and I do a lot of traveling!  The bathroom and shower were just as amazing as the rest of the room.  Breakfast the next morning was way more than expected.  I would HIGHLY recommend staying at the Shoreline and I cannot wait to return!! ”

Another individual who stayed sums it up perfectly, “Best kept secret on the MI Shore.  Beautiful hotel, right on a marina.”

If you are looking for a place for a wonderful weekend away, then consider Shoreline Inn.  We don’t think you will be disappointed.

To make reservations now, contact a Shoreline specialist today by calling (231) 727.8483.  Or you can order online by clicking here.



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


Downtown Muskegon continues to grow and expand.  And as it does, Parkland Properties is adding the process.

“I think the whole emphasis on brining people to live, work, and play downtown can having nothing but a major positive effect on our downtown rebuilding,” Steve Gawron, the mayor of Muskegon said.

The newest project is the Terrace Point landing, which will have 70 homes along the Muskegon Lake.  These homes will be a combination of waterfront and waterfront views.  Each property is expected to range from $150, 000 to $300,000 in price, stated Jon Rooks of Parkland.

Cathy Brubaker-Clarke, the city’s economic development and planning director stated, “These houses will be close to downtown so people can take advantage of all of the cultural and festival events but have the privacy of their own home on Muskegon Lake.”  Brubaker-Clarke also said, “The real plus is that it can bring new people to live downtown”


Jon Rooks of Parkland Properties has announced that will be moving his Parkland Development offices into Muskegon.  He has purchased the former Central Fire Station and plans to convert it into the development offices.


In addition, Rooks’ company will be investing in a waterfront development on Muskegon Lake and the redevelopment of the former Comerica building into apartments.


A portion of the former Central Fire Station will be used by Parkland’s team as it moves from Grand Rapids offices.  Rooks’ has stated that he is in the course of securing another tenant for a segment of the building


To follow the progress of these developments and what it will mean to Muskegon, follow us at


“My hope is that this will spur additional development in downtown Muskegon”, Jon Rooks recently stated.  This catalyst is a redevelopment in the heart of downtown Muskegon that will bring much needed jobs to the area.  Rooks and his Parkland Properties, LLC will begin construction on the converting the former Comerica bank building into 48 market ready apartments.


Rooks will invest 10.75 million into the conversion, which is planned to be completed in 18 to 24 months. And this is a hopeful catalyst for future development in downtown Muskegon and also surrounding areas.


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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.


Are you currently looking to live and experience downtown Grand Rapids?  Not sure if you want to buy?  Looking for something short term as you finish a residency, get established at your firm, or want to see if living downtown is for you?  Parkland Properties multiple downtown Grand Rapids locations have some incredible places for you to rent.


Once you have experienced the pool, onsite exercise facility, coffee shop, JD Reardon’s restaurant, or convenience of your own parking garage at Boardwalk, you may just want to make it permanent.


Contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 for a showing.  You can also email him at


Parkland Properties downtown Grand Rapids locations of Boardwalk and Union Square are great choices for your downtown living.  Both locations possess a modern urban flair, encased in the history of Grand Rapids, which is unique to any other condo in the downtown area.


Whether it’s Union Square with its ambiance of the classroom or the former furniture factory feel of Boardwalk, you won’t go wrong in choosing Jon Rooks Parkland Properties as your place to call home.


Get out of the cold and into a new condo by calling Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466.


Monroe North Fitness Center located inside Boardwalk Condominiums is a full service fitness center with 24/7 membership options available for those individuals that need a place to stay fit outside the normal hours that most clubs offer.


Monroe North has a highly trained staff of fitness experts that can assist you in achieving a better you, when you come in during regular business hours.  But for those times when you need a workout time outside the norm, Monroe North is here to give a safe place to train.


So whether it is a workout, tanning bed, a Healing Touch Therapeutic Massage, group fitness programs, or a personal training plan Monroe North Fitness has you covered.  Stop on in whenever you want!


Contact Monroe North at (616) 913-9123


In 2002 amid high hopes and great expectations, the Shoreline Inn and Suites opened on the waterfront as Muskegon County’s tallest structure after 3 years of construction in downtown Muskegon.  Adjacent to Terrace Point Marina and Rafferty’s Restaurant, Shoreline was looking to usher in the next wave of prosperity-tourism with other local establishments.


Jump ahead 7 short years and Shoreline was at averaging 20% occupancy, Terrace Point had only 6 boats using its facilities and Rafferty’s had closed.  What had started as a promising job growth opportunity, now only employed 12 people.


At that time real estate developer Jon Rooks and his Parkland Properties team stepped in.  As Mayor Stephen Gawron put it, “Rooks was able to see the synergistic opportunity presented by renovating and repositioning the three entities into one combined, interconnected resort.”


Spring forward to today and Shoreline Inn, Terrace Point Marina, and The Lakehouse Waterfront Grille speak to what a customer-valued mindset can once again usher in a wave of excitement to the Muskegon community.  Rooks commitment and relentless pursuit of rebuilding a successful business are reasons that Shoreline Inn Resort is nominated for Redevelopment of the Year.


To experience Shoreline Inn yourself, contact them at 866-727-8483


The University of Michigan Urban Land Institute assembled this fall of 2012 to honor different individuals and organizations for their work and efforts in revitalizing Michigan’s Real Estate environment.  They sought to call to attention those who excelled at rejuvenating communities through work done on various real estate projects.


Jonathan Rooks of Parkland Properties made mention of one of these organizations, Colliers International, during a speech at this year’s event. Colliers won the category: Sale/Lease of the Year award/West Michigan.


David Czurak of Grand Rapids Business Journal did a fabulous write up in the November issue of the GR Business Journal.  Czurak cited Colliers was awarded for “an intricate deal that involved both a sale and a lease that is adding about 200 jobs to the local economy.”


It is to this initiative that Jon Rooks was and is honored to share a stage with them.  Rooks stated, “…This is indeed a select group of highly committed Michigan Real Estate Professionals who have successfully created greater community value with jobs, value added services and construction.”


Congratulations Colliers International with an excellent job of leading the way to a brighter future for us here in West Michigan.


Read the rest of David Czurak’s article here


Shoreline Inn and Conference Center has recently been nominated by Muskegon Mayor Stephen Gawron for the Redevelopment of the Year Award for West Michigan.  It has been quite a journey over the last few years for Shoreline and its developer, Jonathan Rooks, and people are taking notice.


Jon Rooks and his Parkland Properties came into ownership of the Shoreline Inn by default, after previous ownership defaulted on payments on a distressed mortgage note that Rooks had purchased.  Rooks went to work on redeveloping a failing property by hiring Doug Pollock and Darlene Whitham to manage the day to day operations and bring about an attitude change to how a guest should be treated.


Back in 2009 the Muskegon County tourism manager Jill Foreman stated, “We have an owner that is willing to put something into the hotel.  I see nothing but success coming from it. We are excited!”  Success has come and this is why Mayor Gawron has made his recommendation for this award.


The Shoreline Inn development on Muskegon Lake comprises of Shoreline Inn and Conference Center, Terrace Point Marina, and the Lakehouse Waterfront Grille.  These businesses have combined to accommodate 60,000 visitors in 2012, which is a three times increase from the 20,000 visitors in 2009 before Rooks management team took over.


You too can encounter how Shoreline Inn and its amazing views of Muskegon Lake bring a calm to your stay.  Call one of their courteous staff to reserve your nights lodging at 866-727-8483.


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


Monroe North Fitness has a motto that speaks volumes to what drives them to providing the best fitness experience for its members.  They would like you to come and experience it too.

Located at the Boardwalk Condominium development, which was redeveloped at the former Berkey and Gay furniture factory, Monroe North will bring a unique feel to your workout.  Lofted and open ceilings, plus brick and field stone walls add to the aura as you lift or participate in one of the many group fitness classes.

But the personal care and focus on their members is what Monroe North is all about, so much that you will leave a friend.  It is more than their staff being trained to treat their members as friends.  The staff at Monroe North Fitness is friends with their members and you can tell.  You will not be treated as a number, but work with someone who genuinely cares about assisting you to live a healthier life.

Come in and start your new friendship today!

Call Monroe North Fitness at 616-913-9123


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