Jason Halpern is the Managing Partner and Founder of JMH Development. This company is based in Brooklyn, New York and deals with real estate development. The company develops and owns a lot of residential and commercial developments in the United States. Jason’s vision is creating luxurious developments while at the same time observing the philosophy of historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects.
Jason comes from a family which has been very active in the real estate industry. Jason grew up with a passion for property development and would visit construction sites with his father as he grew up. Halpern would at times attend a few meetings with building trades, marketing teams, and architects when he was a boy. Eventually, Jason started taking summer jobs based on the construction industry. These jobs ranged from being a laborer to a property manager.
Jason says that what separates him from most developers in the real estate sector is that he aspires to maintain the historic character of a building and is committed to building in historic locations. He takes into account the residents of a place when he is developing.
An example of this desire to respect the residents living in a particular area was when he was developing a building listed on the National Historic Register in Brooklyn, New York. Jason’s project received the 2011 Brooklyn Award because of innovatively incorporating adaptive reuse. Jason retained the key aspects of the historical building while at the same time upgrading it to be more luxurious.
Halpern is also known for his philanthropy. He has been heavily involved in humanitarian activities, and one of these is supporting the Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center. The facility focuses on open-heart surgery, orthopedic surgery, complex emergency neurosurgery and also attaches severed limbs. Through JMH Development, Jason has partnered with various organizations around the globe to support projects in Nepal and Ethiopian that have brought water to more than 500 people in Nepal and Ethiopia.
In his life, Jason has not only excelled in the real estate industry but has also used his resources and expertise to help those in need.