Creating a successful luxury real estate business in New York and other top markets is no simple feat. For Jason Halpern, however, it runs in the family. In 2010, he took over the family real estate company, JMH Development, and since then, they have invested over 500 million dollars in major residential and commercial real estate developments.Since taking over the business, Jason Halpern has pioneered new luxury developments in Brooklyn and established a name for JMH Development in high end commercial and residential real estate. They have also expanded beyond New York State into Florida, where they partnered up for a new hotel in South Beach, Miami.One of his most famous projects was the 184 Kent development on the Brooklyn waterfront. The warehouse building had been originally constructed in 1913 and was listed on the National Historic Register. As they converted it from an old warehouse into Williamsburg’s first luxury apartments. The 340 luxury apartments retain the historic nature of the building, and feature a state of the art gym overlooking the water. For their successful integration of history and modern luxury, Jason Halpern and JMH Development received the 2011 Building Brooklyn Award for adaptive reuse.Another Brooklyn project, the Townhouses of Cobble Hill, is a collection of nine luxury townhomes newly designed by JMH Development.
Four of them were renovated from existing townhomes and another five were constructed specifically for the Cobble Hill project. After they were completed in the summer of 2015, they were quickly sold and are considered among the more desirable living spaces in their Brooklyn neighborhood.JMH Development has even branched out of their Brooklyn specialty with a partnership in a new hotel on Miami’s famous South Beach. When it opened in early 2015, Aloft South Beach was the first hotel built in the area since 2009, and its prime location right on Lake Pancoast and the Collins Canal is just one block away from the famous South Beach. It caters also to many up and coming local musicians, who can take advantage of the live, free access alongside popular major bands by performing Live at Aloft Hotels.
The Aloft Hotel was not the final time Jason Halpern ventured into South Beach’s booming real estate market. Their new project, a condominium on 3rd and Collins, will offer premier luxury living in a 47,000 square foot boutique condominium building. The location was chosen for its proximity to the beach, as well as numerous bars and restaurants.With all of their developments, Jason Halpern and JMH Development have taken an innovative approach to creating real estate ventures, from the historic locations to booming waterfront locations in Brooklyn and Miami’s South Beach. They understand the importance of each stage of the process, from picking out the perfect location to partnering up with architects and builders, all the way through to the final marketing and sales aspects of the business. Through his leadership, JMH Development has grown into a first class real estate company.