Jason Halpern, the Principal of the leading real estate firm JMH Development, is an innovator in developing sustainable development projects including protecting and renovating the historical buildings. The firm has experience in developing high-value and complete residential and commercial solutions across the U.S. Its prime focus area is the distinctive luxury category in the most-trending markets like Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Miami Beach. Under the leadership of Jason, the developer implements an expertise development plan and execution in the end to end process from due diligence to branding and marketing. Halpern is specific about adding unique marketplace knowledge, valuable on-site expertise, and deep set of development skills, and that helped the developer to grow as an innovator in the real estate development solutions.
The most important aspect of JMH Development is its commitment to using the historical buildings efficiently. Examples of the firm’s commitment are 184 Kent and South Beach Starwood Hotel. The 184 Kent was a century-old water-front warehouse in Brooklyn, and it is now a 340 unit luxury rental apartments by the hands of Halpern and JMH Development. The apartment also provides 10,000 square feet amenity space including state-of-the-art gym and a 20,000 square feet landscaped courtyard. Interestingly, the building won the Building Brooklyn Award – 2011 under the adaptive reuse category. Starwood Aloft hotel in Miami South Beach was a historic motel named Ankara. While renovating the existing structure, Jason also built an eight story tower to convert it to a beach side hotel.
Jason Halpern has a great rapport with the areas he develops, and that helps him to analyze the value of each locality and building better. He follows a principle of “respecting the community he develops.” Halpern is also committed to contributing the resources and his income to many philanthropic initiatives in his locality. He is heavily involved in the development of Halpern Trauma Center that is part of Westchester Medical Center. The center now has facilities and talents to handle various complex surgeries including open-heart, orthopedic, and emergency neurosurgery. Jason also made the JMH Development collaborating with a non-profit named “water” to donate $20,000 for each of the developer’s successful contracts. The amount is used to fund water projects in Nepal and Ethiopia.