For over 20 years Geerlings Development, under the leadership of founder and president Scott Geerlings, has been developing commercial, industrial, and retail properties in the West Michigan area. After $350 million in successful commercial, industrial, retail development, and residential projects, both multifamily and single family housing, Scott Geerlings and the Midwest Team recognized a need for providing comprehensive and customized solutions for aspiring and experienced developers alike. Geerlings Development teamed up with Midwest Construction Group to leverage their knowledge, experience, and resources to facilitate and complete developments that inspire owners and positively impact communities. They educate owners and investors to understand the challenges and benefits of modern-day commercial and residential real estate development.

For clients looking to invest in commercial real estate, Geerlings Development can help acquire property, perform feasibility studies, help secure tenants, and through Midwest Construction fully manage and build a turn key property. We have worked with both local businesses and national franchises and can offer all services needed for negotiation to grand opening regardless of the size and complexity. Geerlings Development also currently owns multiple ready-to-build sites in the greater West Michigan area and will build to suit for lease tenants and new owners.

Development Services

Site Selection & Acquisition

  • Buyer Representation
  • Demographic Studies
  • PA198/Brownfield/Grant Investigation
  • Site Validation
  • Entitlement Analysis

Financial Analysis

  • Financing Options Analysis
  • Lease/Own/Equity Partnership Evaluation
  • Business Case/Feasibility Studies
  • Architect
  • Civil Engineer
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager

Document Oversight & Management

  • Project Budgets
  • Project Schedule
  • Construction Contracts
  • Lease
  • Condominium Documents

Construction Management

  • Bidding Oversite
  • Contractor/Subcontractor Selection
  • Contract Management
  • Construction Oversight
  • Change-Order Management
  • Commissioning Agent Selection & Oversight
  • Close-Out Management

Facility Ownership or Partnership

  • Equity Participation
  • Ownership Structure
  • Finance Negotiations
  • Lease Structure Planning & Negotiation

JJG Property Management

  • Secure and Maintain leases with tenants including renewals, amendments, etc.
  • All property management functions including 24-hour total facility maintenance, complete exterior (lawn care, snowplow etc.)