JON ROOKS, ASSOCIATE BROKER/OWNER
Jon Rooks became a broker in 1990, as a natural result of his love for real estate, evident even in his childhood. Rooks is the guy responsible for over 800 people living downtown Grand Rapids at Cityview Condos, Monroe Terrace, Union Square Condos, Boardwalk Condos, another 120 that will someday move to downtown Muskegon’s HighPoint Flats, plus various coastal waterfront properties. Jon focuses on two specialties: 1) marketing old buildings downtown which have been adaptively reused in urban areas of West Michigan, making good use of incentives such as Renaissance Zone tax benefits and 2) marketing coastal West Michigan waterfront properties connected to Lake Michigan.

Jon attended Calvin College and the University of Michigan Business School. He is passionate about his hometown of Grand Rapids and enjoys West Michigan’s gold coast, boating, overseas travel, finding cool old buildings and new architecture- hobbies that stimulate creative ideas that eventually translate into unique real estate concepts.

BRAD VENEKLASE, ASSOCIATE BROKER
Brad Veneklase is the premiere West Michigan broker for downtown condo sales, resales, and rental. He has been integrally involved in the research, marketing, sales, leasing, and management of over 460 downtown condominiums. He sold 170 condos in 2 years at Union Square and contributed to the sales of 175 Boardwalk condos in 18 months.

His real estate skill set runs deep, including proficiency in design, planning, new urbanism principles, marketing materials development, website design and development, building management, budgets, creative problem solving, and more.

He earned a degree in Business Management with a minor in Marketing from Grand Valley State University and has been involved in Residential Real Estate Sales since 1997. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker and holds the Graduate Realtor Institute designation. In 2007, Brad was named in Realtor Magazine’s “30 under 30”, honoring him as one of the top 30 real estate professionals in the nation under 30 years old.

Brad enjoys investing in and building up his hometown of Grand Rapids. He has lived at three Parkland projects: Cityview Condos, Monroe Terrace Condos, and currently resides at Union Square. He also looks forward to 10 more years of tax breaks on his lakeshore condo at HighPoint Flats.