Jason Halpern is a very successful real estate developer that lives in the city of New York. He develops residential and hospitality properties including new building and repurposed buildings that are historical in nature. One of his specialties is using adaptive reuse technologies and techniques that maintain the character of historical buildings, including those on the National Register of Historic Places while repurposing them for modern day usage.
Halpern comes from a family of property developers, which is why he entered the industry at a young age. His firm, JMH Development, offers a full-service real estate experience that includes building, reconstruction, and property management. He has built a team of professionals at JMH Development that is experienced at all stages of real estate which includes site selection, building design, construction, and marketing and branding that starts when a building approaches completion.
The real estate markets that Jason Halpern concentrates on are located in Brooklynn, Manhattan, and Miami Beach. He builds high-end properties that appeal to affluent individuals and families that are located in desirable neighborhoods. One of his major successes as the Principal of JMH Development was rebuilding and adding onto the historic Motel Ankara in Miami Beach, Florida. While keeping the historic character of the building, he completely renovated the property and added a new eight-story tower that contains additional rooms which are larger than what other hotels in the area provide.
He renamed the building as the Aloft South Beach and markets the hotel as the one with the largest and most comfortable rooms on the beach. Additionally, he markets how the hotel is close to desirable locations such as the Miami Beach Convention Center, several art galleries, and numerous bars and restaurants.
Among the other featured projects at JMH Development that Jason Halpern has successfully led, the property at 184 Kent in Brooklyn is one of the most successful. This is a property on the waterfront that used to house one of the biggest grocery stores in the world. It now attracts people to its 340 luxury rental apartments that feature high-end touches throughout the rooms and the rest of the property.