Jason Halpern, the Founder and Principal of JMH Development, is known for developing properties in historically important areas and renovating properties by preserving the heritage value. While he is reworking on buildings, he tries to retain the valuable parts of the building as much as he can. Interestingly, he is from a family with more than 50 years of experience in high-quality real estate development and management of many properties in New York. Jason is credited with some major property developments and preservation projects in the past. It includes South Beach Starwood Hotel, Three Hundred Collins, 184 Kent, The Townhouses of Cobble Hill, LIC Hilton Hotels, 70 Henry, and more.
The 184 Kent was a renovation project of a century-old waterfront warehouse in
New York into a 340 unit luxury rental apartments. Originally constructed in 1913, it was once the largest grocer in the country. The development by Halpern gave a clear focus to the historical integrity of the building, and due to that, it is currently registered with the National Register of Historic Places. The building also provides a 20,000 square feet courtyard along with a state-of-the-art gym. The South Beach Starwood Hotel in Miami was another major renovation work which originally was the historic motel Ankara. Halpern constructed an eight-story tower and converted it into a world-class beachside hotel. The hotel won the Americas Lodging Investment Summit 2015 Award under the category of Select Service Development of the Year.
The other development projects also show the characteristics of Halpern including unique designs and style, world-class amenities, and more. Jason is also very particular about his charitable initiatives, and his development firm made an exclusive contract with a global water charity called “water” in 2015. With the partnership, for each contract the JMH Development wins, the firm would donate $20,000 to provide clean and safe water to Nepalese and Ethiopian locals. Halpern also invested in the Westchester Medical Center’s Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center. The trauma center is facilitated to conduct complex emergency neurosurgery, open-heart surgery, and orthopedic surgery. It can also perform the fixing of severed limbs and take care of people with life-threatening internal injuries, burn victims, and pregnant women and children.