Jonathan Rooks

Associate Broker and Owner of Parkland Properties

About Me

Jonathan Rooks is an associate broker and owner of Parkland Properties, a real estate firm in Grand Rapids, MI. Parkland Properties develops commercial and residential properties, specializing in historic and waterfront sites. The company employs 350. Rooks is also president of Parkland Investments, a related firm.

Rooks has been with Parkland Properties since he founded it in 1988. His specialties are investing in old commercial buildings, adapting them to new uses, and marketing waterfront properties on Lake Michigan.

Rooks has been interested in real estate investment his entire life, buying his first property at age 15 with the help of an investor who believed in him. He attended Calvin College (now Calvin University) in Grand Rapids and received a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Michigan Business School. During his collegiate years, he continued to buy and sell real estate.

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December 21, 2022

The Challenges of Property Development

As you’re planning your next development project, there are several things that you need to consider. These include whether the project will be approved by the neighbourhood, if it will incur cost overruns, and if it will benefit the community. The Challenges of Property Development. Avoid cost overruns When developing property, it is important to […]

November 28, 2022

How to Build a Team of Developers and Builders That Succeeds

Whether you’re working for yourself or a company, the ability to build a team of developers and builders that works well together is essential to success. The key is to hire top talent and create a culture that encourages mentorship and communication. Shared success is more important than individual success Whether you’re working in a […]

Real Estate Development
November 9, 2022

The Problems with Real Estate Development

The development of real estate is fraught with difficulties. Cost, profitability, marketing, and access to land are a few of them. Before starting this venture, you should think about these difficulties because they have the power to create or ruin your firm. In this article, some of the major difficulties in real estate development are […]

Property Development
November 4, 2022

The Challenges of Property Development

There are several challenges to property development. These include access to land, cost overruns, supply chain issues and tax management. This article discusses some of the key issues that face property developers. These can make or break a development project. The key challenge for developers in 2022 will be to meet the changing demands of […]

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