Jason Halpern, the Principal of JMH Development, is known for sustainable real estate development solutions that are deeply integrated to retaining the historical value of each property he works. He made the real estate development firm growing as a leading developer in both residential and commercial sectors across the major cities in the country with a deep focus in New York City and Miami Beach. Under the leadership of Halpern, the developer offers comprehensive development solutions starting from due diligence to branding and marketing. JMH Development follows a strategy of adaptive reuse of various projects added with historic property restorations.
Halpern is credited for many significant developments in the past that focused protecting the value of existing buildings. It includes South Beach Starwood Hotel, 184 Kent, The Townhouses of Cobble Hill, LIC Hilton Hotels, Three Hundred Collins, 70 Henry, and more. The South Beach Starwood Hotel was a historic motel named Ankara, and Jason renovated the existing structure and built an eight story tower additionally to make it an impressive beach side hotel and resort. Interestingly, the hotel won the 2015 ALIS Award for becoming the best Limited Service Development for that year. 184 Kent is another major development that retained its historical value significantly. It was originally a century old waterfront warehouse in Brooklyn. Halpern converted the building to a 340 unit luxury rental apartment complex with added features like a local Italian restaurant, Soul Cycle, and Kidville.
Jason focuses on providing both commercial solutions and rental properties. He keeps a motto of “respecting the community where he develops” for himself and the JMH Development, and that made him a specialist in developing historic districts. Apart from his keen interest in developing communities with innovative real estate solutions, Jason is also very enthusiastic about supporting various causes. He is the major contributor to Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center that is part of Westchester Medical Center. The trauma center has facilities and talents to conduct complex neurosurgery, open-heart surgery, and orthopedic surgery. The facility can also take care of burn victims, children and pregnant women, people with life-threatening internal injuries, and more. Halpern also collaborated with an initiative called Water – a leading nonprofit that supplies drinking water to Nepal and Ethiopia.