Jason Halpern: Visionary Real Estate Developer And Caring Philanthropist
Jason Halpern’s family has been involved in New York real estate development for over 5 decades. In 2010 he took over the family business, JMH Development, and not only expanded its real estate holding in New York, but expanded into Florida as well. Using his unique vision, talent and expertise, he’s been able to transform both buildings that were eyesores and historically significant buildings into gorgeous, revenue producing commercial and residential properties. He’s also given generously to a number of important charitable causes.
Not only does Jason Halpern have a wide range of valuable skills that are important in real estate development, he also has a keen interest in developing properties with historical significance. His sensitivity to the importance people give to those properties, as well as his commitment to respecting the communities in which he does his real estate development, enables him to develop a close rapport with the community leaders and members. The care he takes with landmarked building and the innovative techniques he uses while renovating them help the buildings to maintain their unique character while becoming economically viable properties.
Down in South Florida Halpern and JMH Development have been involved in several excellent projects. One of the most noteworthy is the Aloft South Beach located in Miami just a short distance from the beach. The historic property was formally known as Motel Ankara. Under the direction of Jason Halpern, JM Development was able to turn the historic old motel into a new, state-of-the-art hotel with the 235 huge rooms that average 360 square feet in size. When Jason Halpern opened the newly redesigned Aloft South Beach hotel in 2015, it was the first South Beach area hotel to be opened since 2009.
In addition to his real estate development activities, Jason Halpern is also very much involved in philanthropy. He has given a generous amount of money towards the building of the Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center at the Westchester Medical Center. He also donates to the non-profits Relief Society of Tigray and Splash to provide suffering people in Ethiopia and Nepal with clean, safe water.