Jason Halpern created JMH Development, a real estate development company based in Brooklyn, New York. JMH Development develops and owns numerous major commercial and residential developments across the United States. The focus of Jason and JMH Development is on luxury developments combined with a philosophy of historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects.
Mr. Halpern is the Founder and Managing Partner of JMH Development. He is the third generation of his family to be involved in the real estate development market. What he feels differentiates him from other real estate developers is a commitment for building in historic districts and maintaining the historical character of the building. He deeply believes that he needs to respect the local community where he is developing and take their interests into account.
An example of this commitment to respecting the local community was the development of 184 Kent Avenue, a Brooklyn, New York building that is listed on the National Historic Register. The project was awarded the 2011 Building Brooklyn Award due to it’s innovative use of adaptive reuse. The end result of this project was a 340 luxury residential rentals structure that retained the key aspects of this historical building, while updating it to a luxury development.
Another example is the development of Aloft South Beach, a 235 room hotel that was completed in 2015. This was a conversion project of the historical Motel Ankara one block from the beach in Miami, Florida. Jason Halpern and JMH Development updated the building while retaining its character, and additionally added a new 8 story tower to the building. The result was a luxury 235-room hotel that creatively used adaptive reuse methods and showed great respect for the local community.
In addition to real estate development Jason is also heavily involved in charitable activities. In particular he has shown remarkable support for Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center at Westchester Medical Center. This is a level 1 trauma center that specializes in complex emergency neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, the attachment of severed limbs, open-heart surgery, and the treatment of burn victims. Jason has also supported charities through JMH Development such as partnering with charities to support water projects in Ethiopia and Nepal. These projects have brought water to more than 650 Ethiopian and Nepalese in need. Jason has shown a commitment to not only excelling at respectful real estate development but using his talents and expertise to help those in need.