Since taking over his family business in 2010, Jason Halpern has set a new standard of building luxury properties by integrating historic elements using adaptive reuse. His company, JMH Developers is a fast growing full-service real estate firm that has invested nearly $500 Million in New York City, alone. Despite these large sums of investment, Jason likes to call his company a boutique real estate firm.
As a full-service real estate development company, JMH Developers plans and owns numerous residential and commercial projects, particularly in New York and Miami. Using innovative approach to design and construction, the company plans everything from branding, due diligence, marketing, and strategy. Once the initial platform is set, it takes charge of construction, design, and planning.
One of the recent examples of its innovation is a 235 room hotel on the water front of South Beach, in Miami. The Aloft South Beach offers a prime location in the heart of the historic distric within walking distance of countless major attractions. Preserving the history, JMH Developers and its partners developed the site using the adaptive reuse of the historic Motel Ankara. The innovative construction technique not only ensured that historic elements of the structure remain intact, but it also allowed designers to offer 360 square feet of room space to visitors. In fact, the large open spaces and tall columns in the lobby are reflective of the benefits of the model.
Under Jason’s supervision, this is not the only innovative concept. Recently, the company also restored a warehouse on 184 Kent to 340 luxury apartments. JMH Development is also responsible for the Townhouses of Cobble Hill project. In fact, such astute planning is not possible without an in-house team of experts working on nearly every aspect of property building. Using the expertise of architects, marketers and engineers, Jason Halpern is actively working on changing the landscape of New York and Miami metropolitan areas. Accordingly, each project ensures that the original elements of the older structure are preserved.
Already, the company has recieved numerous awards such as the 2011 Building Brooklyn Award in the adaptive resue category. As for Jason Halpern, he has shown entreprenuerial spirits after founding JMH in late 90s. He learned the art of real estate development through his family by starting his career in the family-owned Halpern Enterprises. Since then, he has learned a great deal about the real estate projects, particularly in the residential and mixed-use segments. His recent interest focuses on developing hospitality projects. As such, Jason has already plans to own a site on Long Island for a new hotel in New York City.