Jason Halpern is a third-generation real estate developer and philanthropist who brings a life time of passion and insight to the industry. He began his career at his father’s Westchester development firm, Halpern Enterprises. He later founded his own full-service real estate firm, JMH Development (JMH), a pioneer in the development of unique and well-positioned properties in burgeoning markets.
The Halpern family acquired over 50 years of real estate experience with hundreds of residential properties developed in New York City and Westchester County, New York. Jason’s unique experience and skill has allowed him to continue the family’s impeccable reputation. In 2011, he received the Building Brooklyn Award in the Adaptive Reuse category, and he continues to build rapport within the cities that he develops in.
Jason’s specialty is historic buildings and building in historic districts. He is sensitive to the historic aspects of the buildings and their communities. Some of JMH Development’s historically significant projects include the 235-room luxury hotel Aloft South Beach in the heart of Miami Beach (formerly the historic Ankara motel), a converted turn-of-the-century waterfront warehouse at 184 Kent Avenue in Brooklyn, and the Townhouses of Cobble Hill in Brooklyn’s landmark Cobble Hill neighborhood.
In addition, JMH is working with Madison Estates to renovate the Brooklyn Heights Cinema into luxury condos, and more recently, JMH is working on a deal with Kushner Companies to develop condos from the Wild Turkey bourbon warehouse in Williamsburg.
Not all of Jason’s innovation and energy is in property development for profit. He is seriously invested in the Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center at Westchester Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center that offers open-heart and complex emergency surgeries. The center also reattaches severed limbs, cares for burn victims and cares for patients with life-threatening internal injuries.
Another charity project JMH launched in 2015 is a partnership with Charity: Water, a non-profit organization that provides safe drinking water to developing nations. JMH Development donates $20,000 of every contract signed at its Three Hundred Collins residential development. The donations go to water project funding in Ethiopia and Nepal, bringing clean water to more than 650 locals.