Jason Halpern is a successful real estate developer in New York and Florida. In 2010, he took over the family business JMH Development. The company currently has $500 million invested in various projects in the state of New York. One of the largest projects to date for the company is 184 Kent, a warehouse in Brooklyn that was converted into 340 luxury apartments. Currently Halpern is moving into the next phase with the property and converting it to a condominium.
The Kent property was built at the turn-of-the-century. It is a Cass Gilbert designed warehouse, constructed in 1913. The Austin Nichols Company was housed here. It is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building sits on a 20,000-sq. ft. landscaped courtyard. The property overlooks the East River.
Jason and JMH Development are dedicated to transforming more properties into luxury apartments, condos and commercial spaces in the state of New York. JMH has a strategy of converting buildings into properties that are in the luxury category. The company focuses on properties in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Miami Beach, Florida. JMH is involved in historic preservation and restoration of properties.
Another major project Halpern has been involved with is the Aloft South Beach Hotel. It opened in 2015. It was a venture with Madden Real Estate and Starwood Hotels. It is located at 2360 Collins Avenue. It has 235 rooms and features a Stephen Starr Restaurant. The hotel was built on the site of the Ankara Motel. They preserved its Art Deco architecture in the ‘historic wing.” This is Jason’s first project in Miami Beach.
Jason currently lives in Brooklyn. He has his office in the same building. Currently he is engaged to a Ukrainian model, Veronika Gomeniouk.