Never the kind to rest on its laurels Jason Halpern has led his company JMH Development from one mega real estate project to another across the US. A case in point is the restoration of the historic Motel Ankara with the addition of a new eight-story tower. Rechristened the Aloft South Beach this is 235 room hotel and quite a landmark on Miami Beach.
Apart from Miami Beach Halpern has seen his company come up with equally memorable and iconic projects in places like Manhattan and Brooklyn. If JMH is today widely recognized as a full-service real development company with unrivaled expertise in both residential and commercial real estate, it is due in large part to the vision and foresight of Halpern.
He has ensured that the JMH team became extremely adept at every stage of the development process including due diligence, designing, construction, branding, and marketing. It is not, therefore, surprising to see the company grow the way it has under Halpern’s supervision. Perhaps it runs in his family, as he is the third generation of a family that has run a company for more than 50 years. As a matter of fact, the Halpern family has the building of hundreds of residential apartments in Westchester County, New York, and New York City as well as the construction of millions of square feet of Class A of commercial space in Westchester County to its credit.
However, it is in his passion for building in historic districts that Halpern has carved a unique niche for JMH Development. He takes great care in showing utmost respect to the communities who reside in these districts, and this has earned him and his organization a well-deserved stellar reputation as principled builders with a stake in the community.
This is further brought out by the fact that Halpern commits a significant portion of his own personal time and resources toward charitable community endeavors. In particular, his involvement in the Joel A Halpern Trauma Center at Westchester Medical Center is quite marked regarding the investments that have been made there. What’s more his passion for philanthropy extends to JMH, where a large number of such initiatives have been introduced.
It is Halpern’s firm belief that real estate can be not just a growth agent of economic change, but also that of doing good for the society at large. In the coming years one can not only expect him to make his company take up more and more path-breaking real estate projects, both in residential and commercial segments, but also continue to stay invested in charity and philanthropy. Halpern sure is a one of a kind businessman and philanthropist.