President of Parkland Properties in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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 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 was interested in real estate investment his entire life; at age 15, he bought his first property with the help of an investor who believed in him. He later received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan Business School.