Jason Halpern is a property developer that owns his own company, JMH Development, located in New York City. He develops high-end properties located in both New York and Miami, Florida. He is involved in both residential construction as well as the hotel industry.
One of the specialties at JMH Development is their philosophy on the preservation of historic structures. Many of his projects involve developing properties that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Many times the original purpose of the building is no longer relevant in today’s society. Jason Halpern repurposes these buildings using a technique called adaptive reuse. By using this technique the building retains its historical character while also having been updated into a modern building.
One building that JMH Development repurposed was on 184 Kent Ave in Brooklyn, New York. This was originally a giant warehouse located on the river. It was built in 1913 at one time it was the location of the biggest grocer in the nation. Jason and his team at JMH Development redeveloped this into a luxury apartment building containing 340 units. The neighbors of the building are very happy with the building because it retained its historic nature but also brought in much-needed housing units and retail stores. The street level of the building has about 17,000 square feet of retail space occupied by stores such as Kidville and Soul Cycle.
Jason Halpern has another development that is currently in its planning stages. The are developing a Homewood Suites and Hilton Hampton Inn. This development is located in Long Island City, Queens. In addition to being a hotel it will also include 18,000 square feet of retail space. Construction of the building started in mid 2017 and should be open for business in 2018.
This isn’t the first hotel that Jason Halpern has been involved with. A number of years ago he bought the historic Motel Ankara. He completely upgraded the building and added on a new eight-story tower. The new hotel, which includes 235 rooms, has proven to be a popular location to stay at while visiting Miami Beach.