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 As co-chair of the firm’s Economic Incentives Group, Jared Belka helps clients find the funding they need to bring construction projects to life. He concentrates his practice on economic development with a primary focus on securing brownfield redevelopment incentives for his clients. During his career, Jared has helped clients secure more than $1.5 billion in economic incentives, resulting in commercial, residential and industrial development projects in every... Read More
As co-chair of the firm’s Economic Incentives Group, Jared Belka helps clients find the funding they need to bring construction projects to life. He concentrates his practice on economic development with a primary focus on securing brownfield redevelopment incentives for his clients. During his career, Jared has helped clients secure more than $1.5 billion in economic incentives, resulting in commercial, residential and industrial development projects in every major city in Michigan. His prior experience as a Brownfield Redevelopment Specialist with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation enhances his extensive background in negotiating redevelopment incentive packages with local and state governments. He counsels clients on public-private partnerships, environmental law and trusts and estates.
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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

Honors and Awards

  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2015

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

Publications

One Court of Justice Blog


Ahead of the Curve Auto Supplier Blog


Professional Affiliations

  • National Brownfield Association
  • Michigan Economic Developers Association

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