Jason Halpern Leads South Beach Re-Development
As the founder and managing partner of JMH Development, Jason Halpern brings together the collective wisdom of three generations of real estate developers. The Halpern family has over fifty years of experience in the New York City and Westchester County residential and commercial markets. Halpern specializes in developing in historic areas in a socially responsible manner. He believes that first and foremost is establishing a good relation with the community and understanding their concerns about your project. Halpern’s goal is to create a win-win situation that makes good business sense but that also protects the heritage of that community.
Jason Halpern is extremely familiar with South Beach, Miami, real estate. South Beach is a historically significant neighborhood with Art Deco architecture dating from the 1930s, and the neighborhood’s residents tend to be skeptical of redevelopment. Halpern and JMH are spearheading the adaptation of Motel Ankara, a historic hotel in the post-war Miami Moderno (MIMO) style. The project, branded Aloft South Beach, will include a new eight-story tower. The state of the art luxury hotel will be a property of Starwood Hotels.
JMH has completed a number of adaptive reuse projects in gentrifying areas such as Williamsburg, Brooklyn. One development, 184 Kent Avenue, was awarded the 2011 Building Brooklyn Award for adaptive reuse properties. In addition, the company is currently working on The Townhouses of Cobble Hill, a small collection of upscale townhouses in Cobble Hill, home of one of the city’s most stunning historic residential architecture in the Cobble Hill Historic District.