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Posts Tagged ‘Parkland Properties’


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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Everyday we have choices about how we are going to live our lives.  Some of our choices can have an immediate effect on our life, while others have lasting effects.  Each is important to some degree, but there are some that are more important, and are directly correlated to what our life will be.

 

Jon Rooks is inviting you to choose to be healthy.  Don’t wait until tomorrow or after the upcoming holidays to make a New Year’s resolution.  Now that we are choosing to be healthy, we need a place to assist us in meeting our goal and aid us along the way.  That place is Monroe North Fitness.

 

Monroe North Fitness is located in Boardwalk Condominiums at 940 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 153G.  They have a staff of certified trainers to make it easy and fun.  You will not only see the difference down the road; but also start to feel better today.  Whether it is getting involved with one of their Les Miles group fitness classes or your personally designed workout, Monroe North will get you on the road to better health.

 

To choose Monroe North Fitness today, contact them at 616-913-9123.  Here is to a healthier you!

 

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 his Parkland Properties team are down to their last developer condo at Boardwalk Condominiums.  If you are in the market to buy a downtown Grand Rapids condo, then getting down to see this last condo should be on your list of things to do.

 

Besides the wonderful amenities that are a part of this development, such as J.D. Reardon’s restaurant, the onsite fitness center (Monroe North Fitness), pool and hot tub, and free covered parking, Rooks and his team have FHA financing available with a very low 3.5% down payment.  Plus, they have priced this last condo with close out pricing, and you can see why this is a great value.

 

If you have been looking or just starting to look at living in downtown Grand Rapids, then Rooks invites you to come see the great value at Boardwalk Condominiums.  Hurry, because there is only one left.

 

Call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 to schedule a showing.

 

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.

 

Are you in the market to purchase a condo?  Do you realize that because of the low interest rate environment that we are currently in, that purchasing is less expensive than renting right now?  What if you could add the ability to get into your own place with only 3.5% down?

 

Jonathan Rooks of Parkland Properties believes that now is one of the best times in history to purchase your very own place.  “We are in a low interest rate time, and the Federal Bank has promised to keep it that way.  Add to the work we have done to qualify for FHA financing with only 3.5% down, and you will realize that purchasing a condo is much better than giving your money to someone else by renting.”

 

If you have wanted to get your own place, then now is an incredible time to make the move.  Living in downtown Grand Rapids is a plus.  Take advantage of it.

 

Call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466 today to schedule a meeting.

 

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.

 

What another amazing Artprize Grand Rapids put on for us here in 2012.  From the “Lights in the Park” to “Rebirth of Spring” and the grand prize winner “Elephants”, it continues to add to the buzz of living in downtown Grand Rapids.  And there is still a Jon Rooks winning piece of art that is available to view at Union Square Condos.

 

But like just like Artprize, these pieces might not be available for viewing very long.  So if you enjoyed the excitement of downtown Grand Rapids during Artprize and have wanted to live in the midst of it, then getting into a condo at Union Square is a must see.

 

To schedule your art viewing, call Brad Veneklase at 616-988-6466.  Do it today!

 

 
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