Jared T. Belka

Senior Counsel | jbelka@wnj.com | V-Card | Profile PDF Grand RapidsT +1.616.752.2447F +1.616.222.2447M +1.248-444-7522 Jared Belka concentrates his practice on economic development incentives with a primary focus on securing brownfield redevelopment incentives for his clients. He also negotiates redevelopment incentive packages with local and state governments.  “I enjoy working with developers to redevelop and revitalize brownfield properties throughout the state,” he says, “It is extremely rewarding when you visit a completed project and know that you helped... Read More
Jared Belka concentrates his practice on economic development incentives with a primary focus on securing brownfield redevelopment incentives for his clients. He also negotiates redevelopment incentive packages with local and state governments.  “I enjoy working with developers to redevelop and revitalize brownfield properties throughout the state,” he says, “It is extremely rewarding when you visit a completed project and know that you helped to make it a reality.” Jared previously worked for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, where he was a brownfield redevelopment specialist.
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Experience

  • Assisted a developer in obtaining more than $10 million in brownfield incentives for the construction of a LEED-certified apartment facility in Michigan
  • Assisted developers in obtaining approximately $1.5 million in brownfield incentives and tax abatements for the rehabilitation of underutilized buildings to expand local brewery operations in Michigan
  • Assisted a developer in obtaining more than $2.4 million in brownfield incentives for the construction of a LEED-certified mixed-use apartment and office building with adjacent multlevel parking structure
  • Assisted a developer in obtaining more than $9.8 million in brownfield incentives for the construction of a new grocery store in Detroit
  • Advocates before Michigan Economic Development Corp. on behalf of clients seeking Community Revitalization Program (CRP) incentives, tax increment financing (TIF) incentives and other incentives
  • Secured the first redevelopment grant of $361,500 in West Michigan under the Michigan Community Revitalization Program (CRP)

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Practices

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School J.D. 2009
  • Michigan State University B.A. 2001

Admitted

  • 2009, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

Publications

Blog Posts

Professional Affiliations

  • National Brownfield Association
  • Michigan Economic Developers Association

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