Jason Halpern, the founder and principal of JMH Development, transforms the environments wherever he works. This unique aspect makes him an outrageously successful real estate developer, especially on renovating properties with historical values. His JMH Development is a leader in developing or owning major commercial and residential properties in the U.S., especially in New York City. Under the guidance of Halpern, the firm follows a unique method of developing high-value and distinctive properties in the modern and luxurious category. It has well-positioned properties in most sought-after markets such as Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Miami Beach. The firm offers comprehensive development solutions that cover all the stages of the process, such as due diligence and strategy, building design, construction, branding and marketing, and more.
Halpern is passionate about the philosophy of the development firm – historic preservation through restoration and adaptive reuse. It is credited for preserving a number of buildings significantly. Some of them are 184 Kent, The Townhouses of Cobble Hill, South Beach Starwood Hotel, 70 Henry, Three Hundred Collins, LIC Hilton Hotels, and more. 184 Kent was a century old warehouse located in Brooklyn, New York. Halpern converted it to a waterfront luxury rental apartment with 340 units. Interestingly, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places considering its historic integrity. It won the Building Brooklyn Award – 2011 under the adaptive reuse category. It offers all the modern amenities including state-of-the-art gym, a 17,000 square feet of retail space with an Italian restaurant, Kidville, and Soul Cycle, and more.
South Beach Star Wood Hotel is another great contribution from the firm. Originally, a Miami motel Ankara, and it renovated, added another eight-storey tower, and converted it to a beachside hotel with unique designs, larger rooms, and modern amenities. It received the ALIS 2015 Award for Limited Service Development in the year. The Townhouses of Cobble Hill is a raw of nine luxury townhouses in one of the most-demanding Brooklyn neighborhoods. Out of the nine, four are historic townhouses while the remaining five are newly built, and all of them offer high-end housing. Three Hundred Collins is a boutique condominium project developed in Miami Beach, Florida.
Jason follows a motto of “respecting the environment and community in which he develops.” He is also enthusiastic to charitable contributions and works that are supporting the weaker sections and needs of the community. He is the principal investor of Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center established at Westchester Medical Center. It has the equipment and facilities to perform open-heart surgeries, orthopedic surgeries, complex and emergency neurosurgeries, reattachment of severed limbs, treating burn victims, and more. He made JMH Development being part of his philanthropic missions, and the firm entered a partnership with a non-profit group called “water” in 2015. Per the agreement, the company would contribute $20,000 for each of its successful contracts to the group to offer clean and safe water to Nepalese and Ethiopian locals.