Jason Halpern is the Principal for JMH Development, his dynamic family business of more than 50 years. Jason often chooses to support projects in historic districts due to his passion for historic preservation. In his personal time, he is committed to various philanthropic pursuits including strong support for the Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center located at the Westchester Medical Center. He is also dedicated to global water initiatives to help improve the quality of life for thousands in regions such as Ethiopia and Nepal.
The Family Business
JMH Development is a real estate development company focusing on prime real estate markets such as Miami Beach, Brooklyn and Manhattan. This high-end development company focuses on properties with exceptional locations. Selected projects emphasize unique designs that are highly desirable to individuals throughout the luxury real estate market. The company has experience in both the commercial and residential real estate market, as well as experience with the ownership and development of properties in both segments. They are a full-service operation that includes services such as design, construction, branding and marketing. They also take great care to protect historic locations through reuse and restoration development business practices.
Leaving Behind a Legacy
In 2015, Jason was Principal on the top off of the Aloft Hotel in South Beach, Florida. This was a significant undertaking to make changes to the relatively newly constructed Aloft South Beach hotel. The project made use of the existing location and infrastructure of the Motel Ankara, that has local historical significance. The rooms were set to be made larger and an eight-story tower was also constructed. The hotel now offers live music, 24-hour fitness facilities and a large meeting space that caters to business events and social events alike. This project allowed for Jason Halpern to leave his mark on South Beach for years to come, and it was sold for $105 million in 2016. It is now called The Gates. Jason has also left his mark on 184 Kent in Brooklyn. This project transformed an aging warehouse in a highly sought-after location into in-demand luxury apartments featuring 340 units.