When Jason Halpern took over JMH Development in 2010, he became the third generation of the Halpern family to be a real estate developer. Currently the company’s managing partner, he is following in a family tradition that began more than 50 years ago. He is now in charge of the family’s over $500 million in projects spread throughout New York state. They include hundreds of apartments and millions of square feet of commercial space in Westchester County, New York City as well as several other parts of New York. However, the family is confident their legacy is in capable hands.
Since taking over JMH Development, Jason Halpern has done major projects in Brooklyn. One of them was turning a warehouse located at 184 Kent into 340 ultra-modern apartments. He has also developed 9 luxury townhouses in Greater Brooklyn called Townhouses of Cobble Hill. Plus he has the company continuing to create new, innovative commercial space as well as imaginative, upscale residential rental property throughout New York. It’s a JMH Development tradition and Jason Halpern is continuing in his predecessors’ footsteps.
But Jason Halpern is also much different other real estate developers in New York. He brings a combination of experience, vision and development expertise that is unique in the industry. He is taking JMH Development in a direction few other developers can follow. He has used his insight and unique skillset to acquire and develop several pioneering properties. Many them are landmarked buildings which hold historically significant meaning. Developing them required that Jason Halpern and the team at JMH Development use care and be especially sensitive. And Jason Halpern’s ability to do that has made him very successful.
Jason Halpern has had success managing those unique development projects for two reasons. First, he has a great deal of passion about the niche of developing buildings in historic communities. He is guided by the principle that he has to respect the communities where he develops real estate. His ability to create meaning rapport with the people in the communities with historic buildings has also helped him to succeed in areas where other developers have failed. Plus he is sensitive to the meaning these historic structures have and works closely with the stakeholders to ensure it’s maintained.
However, Jason Halpern is more than just a real estate developer, he’s also a committed philanthropist.. He invests vast amounts of time and resources in support of the Westchester Medical Center’s Level I Trauma Center, the Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center. He also supports the global non-profit Water in its mission to provide clean water to needy communities in Nepal and Ethiopia. Jason Halpern’s goal is helping improve as many people’s lives as he can.