JMH Development’s founder and managing partner Jason Halpern grew up in a family that had been involved in real estate development for three generations spanning more than 50 years. The Halpern family was responsible for building and managing many residential properties and endless square feet of New York Class A commercial space. That includes hundreds of apartment buildings in Westchester County and New York City. That enabled Jason Halpern to gain vast knowledge of real estate. He has since used his vision, foresight and experience to acquire and develop numerous historically important landmarked buildings.
One of the things that makes Jason Halpern unique is the passion he has for building in historic districts. His ability to develop a rapport with the stakeholders in the communities in which he builds and his sensitivity to the historic meaning these buildings and communities hold for many also set him apart and plays a role in his success. For Halpern and the staff at JMH Development respecting the communities and structures with which they work has always been a guiding principle since he took over the company in 2010. Currently they have over $500 million worth of projects in New York state.
One project with which Halpern and JMH Development are involved is the Townhouses of Cobble Hill. This project includes providing the greater Brooklyn area with 9 luxury townhouses. Under Halpern’s leadership the company is also developing 340 luxury apartments out of what was a warehouse located at 184 Kent. Jason Halpern and his company also remain committed to building and developing innovative new buildings throughout New York state that can be used as both commercial business space and rental property. While some see this as a big deal, to Halpern he is simply following a family tradition.
But Jason Halpern isn’t just a successful real estate developer. He’s also a committed philanthropist that gives generously of his time and resources to support meaningful charitable work. He’s made a significant investment in Westchester Medical Center’s Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center. The Level I Trauma Center has the talented, experienced staff, cutting-edge equipment and high-quality facilities to handle complex emergency neurosurgery, open-heart surgery and orthopedic surgery. The facility can also reattach severed limbs, treating burn victims, pregnant women, children, people with life-threatening internal injuries and more.
Halpern has also created charitable initiatives that are funded through JMH Development. The company formed an innovative partnership with Water, a global water non-profit charity, in 2015. For every contract buyers sign at JMH Development’s residential development in Miami called Three Hundred Collins, the company donates $20,000 to fund water projects in Nepal and Ethiopia and Nepal. Halpern continues to use his resources to benefit needy people worldwide.