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Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Rooks’


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.

 

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

 

The University of Michigan Urban Land Institute gathered for their annual Excellence Awards this fall of 2012.  The UM-ULI honors various individuals and organizations across the state for work and endeavors in revitalizing Michigan’s Real Estate environment.  The Excellence Awards are their way of showing congratulations to those real estate individuals and/or businesses that have worked hard to add stability and growth opportunities for the State.

 

One of those groups, Jonathan Rooks of Parkland Properties, made sure to acknowledge at a speech during this year’s UM-ULI awards ceremony was Ferris State University/Kendall College of Art and Design.  Ferris/Kendall was the project leaders of the transformation of the Federal Building located in downtown Grand Rapids.  They were awarded the prestige’s 2012 Development/Redevelopment of the Year for West Michigan for their work.

 

Rooks took opportunity to thank Ferris/Kendall and other real estate professionals for their commitment to as he put it, “successfully created greater community value”, surrounding works such as the Federal Building.

 

Congratulations Ferris/Kendall for winning the 2012 Development/Redevelopment of the Year.

 

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.

 

Back during the depth of the recession in 2009, Rooks and his management team at Parkland Properties took over the Shoreline Inn and Conference Center.  The Shoreline Inn is located in downtown Muskegon, adjacent to Muskegon Lake. At the time Shoreline Inn was a struggling hotel with 12 employees.

 

Today, Shoreline Inn and Conference Center have 120 employees.  In three years, Rooks and his team have increased employment at the hotel by 10 times, while bringing in 3 times more visitors to the Muskegon community.

 

“The city of Muskegon and the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau wanted it to stay as a hotel,” Rooks said. “As a real estate investor, developer and owner, I wanted it to stay as a hotel. I could feel the community desire for this to succeed as a hotel.”

 

In 2009 Rooks hired a turnaround specialist, Doug Pollock, to replace an attitude that had seeped into the community surrounding the Shoreline Inn and its previous ownership.

 

As with his other developments, Rooks and Pollock went to work at redeveloping a new and better attitude to be attached to Muskegon’s only waterfront hotel property, knowing of the communities desire to have a successful downtown hotel.

 

The path, as in any journey to a successful business, does not come without its hard work and trials. Rooks received a hotel, “that had been poorly maintained over the previous years,” Pollock said. Despite being only 7 years old at the time of purchase in 2009, “60 of the rooms were unable to be booked because as repairs were needed the previous owners had closed the rooms, instead of repairing them,” Rooks said.

 

Come and experience Shoreline Inn and see how passion and hard work will get you to a wonderful and relaxing getaway.  Contact Shoreline at 866-727-8483

 

Jonathan Rooks of Parkland Properties in Grand Rapids, MI has some specific criterion for the projects he and his company work on.  Projects like Boardwalk and Union Square Condominiums have met that criterion.  The implementation by his team to be “as efficient as possible” has resulted in two condominiums worth calling home.

Boardwalk and Union Square are a result of hard work; and it shows.  The amenities available at each of the condominium developments, is not attained by rival projects.  Simple items like a free covered parking are added conveniences to the onsite restaurant, pool, courtyards, and full service fitness center.  The ability of his team to meld the historical buildings along with a modern urban look and feel sets Parkland’s projects apart.

Rooks “as efficient as possible” business strategy is realized in all of the incredible benefits you receive, and having it done at a price that creates amazing value today and future sale opportunities.

More for less is great for you.  To see the efficiency in action and check out one of the last remaining condos, call Brad Veneklase, at 616-988-6466.

 

Jon Rooks was presented with the Real Estate Excellence Award from the University of Michigan/Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum at the annual Real Estate Forum, held in Grand Rapids, MI.

 

This top award reflects an individual’s lifetime accomplishments, industry leadership, reputations of the real estate development projects, and innovations and advancements in those developments.

 

Rooks focus on redeveloping and marketing old buildings in urban areas, hence adding new vitality and excitement to those downtown areas, was a key in his nomination for this award.  This focus grabbed the attention of the two different West Michigan City leaders to nominate Rooks for the award

 

Jonathan Rooks projects in Grand Rapids and West Michigan include Boardwalk Condominiums, Union Square Condominiums, Cityview Condominiums, Shoreline Inn and Conference Center, Lake House Waterfront Grille and Terrace Point Marina

 

You still have a chance to grab one of the last few award winning condos at either Boardwalk or Union Square.  Call Brad Veneklase today at 616-988-6466 and see what the entire buzz is about.

 

We are fast approaching the end of 2012.  We are also fast approaching your inability to purchase the last developer condominium.  Jon Rooks Boardwalk is down to its last developer condo and you should be in line to get a great deal for a downtown Grand Rapids condo.

 

Rooks and his Parkland team have slashed the final price of his last condo to give you some incredible savings.  Stack that on top of the savings you could receive with FHA financing, and you will see the sweet deal you get by living at Boardwalk.

 

Also available at Boardwalk is office space or conference rooms for your work.  You have the ability to use Monroe North Fitness for your health. And then spend time down at JD Reardon’s or the courtyard pool for your social life.

 

Call Brad Veneklase and ask him to show you the condo he still has available for you.  Brad can be reached at 616-988-6466.

 

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

 

The elections are upon us and we will soon be choosing a new administration to direct our country.  Jon Rooks and his Parkland Properties team are also asking for you to choose to make Boardwalk or Union Square your new home.  Rooks’ has put together a story that will hopefully resonate with what you are looking for in a downtown Grand Rapids condo.

 

Are you tired of long commutes to your downtown office?  By making Boardwalk or Union Square your choice, you will be to your office within seconds, not minutes. Think about how nice it could be to avoid traffic.  That alone will help to distress your life.

 

Money continues to be tight in today’s economy and choosing Boardwalk or Union Square will help you get more for less.  If you purchase a Parkland condo, you could be eligible for FHA financing and a 3.5% down payment.  That means more of your hard earned money stays in your pocket.  Also, Rooks is offering closeout pricing on his remaining developer condos, which means more money for you. That sounds like a couple of great choices for your money.

 

To learn more about why choosing Boardwalk or Union Square is the right choice, then contact Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466.

 

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.

 

Could this downtown Grand Rapids condo be in your future? If you want a great place to call home that is within the ArtPrize zone and offers in-house fitness, restaurant, coffee/snack shop, salon and covered parking call Brad at 616-988-6466.

In order to take advantage of an incredible last unit offer from developer Jon Rooks, you are going to need to hurry.

 

If you would like to live in a condo development where you can grab a bite to eat without leaving your building in the middle of the winter, you are in luck. Parkland Properties’ Boardwalk has JD Reardon’s with a full menu and bar. Need a place to stay fit with caring professionals to help you meet your health goals? Boardwalk has Monroe North Fitness right in the basement. And, if you don’t look forward to scraping the snow and ice off your vehicle this winter, Boardwalk has its own private parking garage at no extra cost to its residents.

 

Boardwalk has a great modern urban feel in an old building. Don’t wait; you will be kicking yourself if you don’t check it out before the last developer condo is snatched away. Call Brad Veneklase today to schedule a time to experience Boardwalk.

 

Is your current workout routine dull and ineffective? Do you even have a workout routine? Would you find it helpful to have a coach and mentor to help guide you to long-term success in achieving a healthier lifestyle? Many struggle to stay motivated and achieve healthier lifestyles without a committed plan and support.

 

Monroe Fitness personal trainers love their work and are here to teach, lead, support, push, and help you meet your fitness goals. With certified and board trained professional trainers plus all the equipment you need in-house, Monroe Fitness can make your fitness experience more pleasant, effective and productive.

 

Enjoy a clean and safe environment with a staff that is qualified to see you succeed on your journey to a healthier, more fit you.  Monroe Fitness offers both one-on-one training as well as classes. This fall and winter try one of their internationally acclaimed Les Miles group fitness classes and you’ll be ready for success when you look back over last years New Year’s goal of losing weight, feeling better and having more energy. Why wait?

 

Contact Monroe Fitness at 616-913-9123.

 

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.

 

Are you looking to live in downtown Grand Rapids?  Come by and see what Jon Rooks has for you at Boardwalk Condos.

 

Do you like discounts?  Jon has an average developer closeout discount of $25,000 for a purchase at Boardwalk.

 

Do you want more?  How about a place to meet friends and relax, all within the same development?  You can talk with friends over a drink at J.D. Reardon’s or take a stroll through the courtyard or spend time in the hot tub.

 

More???  Head down to the on site health club, Monroe North Fitness. They have personal trainers and group fitness classes to keep you living a health life.

 

Call Brad Veneklase right now to schedule a time to see what they have to offer.  Live downtown Grand Rapids, and do it at Boardwalk.  Brad can be reached at 616-988-6466.

 

 
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