JMH Development is a New York-based development company with a unique approach to land development. Unlike other development companies, which develop properties simply because they are available for development, JMH likes to develop properties that have historical meaning. JMH and its founder Jason Halpern turn these often little-known examples of early American commerce into luxury apartments, condominiums, and shopping areas. A good example of their approach is the now open 184 KENT project in BROOKLYN, NY. Jason Halpern and his company JMH Development converted a 1913 building on the Brooklyn waterfront, which once housed the largest grocery store in America, into 340 luxury apartments.
Jason Halpern and his team of professionals are experts in every phase of the development process. From early due diligence studies, building design, and construction JMH have the expertise to guide a development project to a successful conclusion. Combining extensive knowledge of residential, hospitality and mixed use property has made it possible for JMH to develop award-winning properties in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Miami Beach.
One of the more note-worthy projects JMH has completed is the Starwood Aloft hotel in Miami’s South Beach. This hotel is on the site of the old Ankara motel, located in the center of Miami’s South Beach area. In keeping with his philosophy of offering luxury residential and commercial properties the Aloft South Beach has larger than typical rooms, several art galleries, a roof deck lounge, 24-hour fitness center, nightclubs, and restaurants offering the finest cuisine. Jason is excited about the opening of the Aloft South Beach and his affiliation with Starwood Aloft hotels.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has over 1200 properties in 100 countries and is one of the leading luxury hotel and leisure companies in the world. Other franchises besides Aloft hotels includes St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Westin Luxury Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton, and several others. The Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program offers members a world-class vacation experience in villa-style resorts or any one of the Starwood brand hotels.
Jason Halpern gained experience working at Halpern Enterprises, a real estate firm founded by his father; Jason founded JMH in the late 1990s. Real estate knowledge was not the only thing Jason learned from his father. His dad was a lover of speed, and so was Jason. Jason’s father was a national champion offshore powerboat racer tragically killed in a boating accident in 1981. Jason loves auto racing, going so far as to start training for this very demanding sport, forced to devote more time to business he has temporally given it up but hopes to resume racing as soon as time allows. Jason is also an avid New York Giants football fan and enjoys traveling to games with his 13-year-old son.