Jason Halpern

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.

Jason Halpern with His Wife

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.

Jason Halpern: Property Developer

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.

Milestone Achievements of JHSF under CEO Jose AuriemoNeto

Under the able stewardship of the President and CEO, Jose AuriemoNeto, JHSF has expanded rapidly. In 1972, JHSF got born. Today, the company has grown and expanded to have a solid presence in São Paulo, Punta del Este (Uruguay), New York City (USA) and in Salvador. Let’s explore the milestone achievements by JSHF over the past decade.



JHSF goes public on the Bovespa Stock Exchange

First open-air high-end shopping mall, the Cidade mall launches

PhilipeStarck hired to build the Fasano hotel in Rio De Janeiro

Work completed on the Triple-A Office Towers in CidadeJardim.



The luxury high-rise flats in Prace Vila Nova get completed

JHSF started constructing the Shopping malls in Metro Tucuruvi and Bella Vista Successfully completes the residences in Parque Cidade Jardim



JHSF breaks ground on the luxurious Benedito Lapin

JHSF’s retail arm is born and it teams up with global brands like Hermes, Jimmy Choo

The firm disposes of the Metropolitan and Platinum buildings

Construction work starts at the Manaus shopping malls

The Fasano Hotel Las Piedras in Uruguay finally opens



Work on the CidadeJardim shopping center begins

Construction of the Catarina fashion outlets

JHSF lands a contract to expand the shopping mall at Cidade



Company launches the CidadeJardim residence

Official opening of the Torre Continental Towers

JHSF commissions the Hippic Villas, Pol Villa Fasano and the Arnold Palmer Golf course

The Executive Airport in Catarina, São Paulo starts



Opening of the Shopping complex in Metro Tucuruvi

Shopping Mall opened in Ponta Negra, Manaus

Townhouses designed by designer, Pablo Slemenson get completed



CADA partners up with JHSF to launch the expansive food Hall inside CidadeJardim mall



JHSF undertakes an ambitious project on the Upper East Side in N.Y



JHSF sells the Metro Tucuruvi mall


The Executive International Airport in Catarina gets inaugurated

Biography of Jose AuriemoNeto


Jose AuriemoNeto is both the Chairman and CEO of the leading Brazilian developer, JHSF Participacoes SA. In 2006, Mr. Neto founded the B Store. Later, he established the CidadeJardim organization in Lisbon, Portugal. The CEO has been very instrumental in the success of JHSF over the years. Mr. Neto is an alumnus of the Fundacao Armando AlvaresPenteado (FAAP) University in Brazil. The CEO joined JHSF in 1993 and learn more about JHSF.

What Jason Halpern Develops

Jason Halpern: Property Developer

Did you know that Jason Halpern, star developer of commercial and residential real estate is making a name for himself today with luxury developments across the United States? His innovative approach to development has given him a unique position in the most desirable markets in the country. While his developments are known in the most desirable cities in the country, his name is well-known in Miami Beach, Manhattan and many others. As the CEO of JMH Development, Halperh continues to focus on making his family proud and living up to the legacy that has gone on before him.Halpern’s commitment to planning strategically, building design and sound construction are all a part of what he is known for in the marketplace. Halpern’s team is also committed to excellence throughout the entire development process as well. His branding across residential and commercial markets is consistent, with hospitality and professionalism playing a very important role in everything his company does from start to finish.

Jason Halpern with his Working Mates

It’s no surprise that Jason Halpern is so committed to all of these things, given that his heritage dates back 50 years with his family spearheading much of the construction and management of properties in the most affluent counties in the state of New York. Having developed millions in square feet of commercial space under Class A, his unique development skills along with his vision have created an innovative approach to the real estate development market.Much of his companies development legacy has been fostered in buildings that are considered historical landmarks, which is both an honor and a credit to his place in the market.

DanieldelaVega, AvivSiso, Laura Garcia, LouisBuckworth, ThomasJuulHansen and JasonHalpern

Jason believes that respect of the community is important for every development that you take on, in that the community renders its own character and place in the history of the community.Jason is not just a developer, but he is also a philanthropist, committed to giving back as a part of what he does daily. His passion for water projects has led him to donate several thousand dollars from each project to help people in Ethiopia and Nepal have clean water for their families. Every day, Jason continues to find ways in which he can use his skills to give back and help those around him to become better and more committed to their own causes as well.

New Face of the New York Real Estate Scene

This September saw some of the biggest players in the industry as SL Green, Somerset Partners and Chetrit Group dominate permit applications.

The outer boroughs had four projects in Brooklyn while the Bronx and Staten Island got three and one respectively. Many of the NYC real estate projects were rental buildings on which are available on townrealestate.com.

One Vanderbilt Avenue in Manhattan

SL Green Realty’s 67-story One Vanderbilt tower office, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, will be 1.3 million sq feet with an apex of 1,404 feet. It will be an office building with two retail space floors.

101 Lincoln Avenue, the Bronx

A joint venture between the Chetrit Group and Somerset Partners will see the erection of two adjacent 25 storied buildings within Mott Haven. The site cost $32 million.

2401 Third Avenue, the Bronx

Somerset and Chetrit’s second building in Mott Haven will contain retail space, residential space and a community facility. The site, 1.5 acres, cost $26 million.

664 Pacific Street in Brooklyn

This Greenland Forest City project is a 26-storied building with 323 rentals units. It will have a public school on the first and fifth floor. The Marvel Architects-designed building cost $200 million.

27West Street in Brooklyn

Halcyon Management plans a 19-story rental building on this site. The 279.730 sq feet structure houses 234 units. It’s designed by SLCA Architects.

1721 east 8th Street in Brooklyn

The developer, Z&K Realty plans an 11 stories residential building on the $10.5 million site with a synagogue, apartments and commercial space.

4439 Third Avenue in Bronx

L+M Development Partners together with Hornig Capital Partners plan a 12 story rental building. It will have 133 residential units, commercial space and a community center. It is a Dattner Architects design.

115 East 97th Street in Manhattan

Marmount School plans to build a 13 storied academic building-111,510 sq feet. It’s Designed by CookFox. The lot cost $21 million.

140 Friendship Lane in Staten Island

Douglaston Developers plans to develop a 105,854 sq feet residential building with 161 units. The 5-story senior living facility contains a recreational facility-10,000 sq feet. It designed by MAP Architects.

541 Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn

Aaron Karpen and Anshel Friedman plans a 12 storied rental building-103,602 sq feet. Designed by Karl Fischer it will contain two ground floor retail spaces plus 125 units, garage and a pet spa. The site cost $16.5 million.

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