As an experienced real estate developer, Jason Halpern has successfully led his own real estate company, JMH Development, for the last several years. His company has more than $500 million invested in various projects around the state of New York and more invested in Miami, Florida. Jason’s specialty is adaptive reuse. He buys historical properties and then updates them while retaining their historic character. The team at JMH Development that Jason Halpern has put together is skilled at the entire development process, from building design to construction, marketing, and branding of the completed building.
One of Jason’s recent projects was at 184 Kent in Brooklyn, New York. This property had been a warehouse on the East River that was built in the early 1900’s. After the adaptive reuse reconstruction project, it is now being used as luxury rental apartments with 340 units. As a building that is on the National Register of Historic Places, the building had to retain the essential characteristics of the building that was updated. This property has become very popular with trendy young New Yorkers due to its location and the restaurants and activities that are in the area.
Jason Halpern has also developed entirely new buildings. Three Hundred Collins Miami Beach is one of these. He is building this condominium in a highly sought out area of Miami that features some of the best restaurants and shopping in the city. Jason is building this in a partnership with Thomas Juul-Hansen who is a nationally recognized interior designer.
One of the Miami Properties that Jason Halpern redeveloped was the Motel Ankara which is a historical hotel in South Beach. The entire building was remodeled and a new eight-story tower was built on the property as well. It is now a luxury hotel named the Aloft South Beach that features larger rooms than any other hotel in South Beach. The topping of the building took place in late 2014 and the entire project was completed in 2015. It includes a 24-hour fitness center, a large space for meetings and events, and a space where local artists can perform concerts.