When many people hear the name Jason Halpern, they think of the talented, innovate third generation real estate developer. While that is an apt description of him, it’s only a small fraction of what he does. While he has done an extraordinary job of expanding his family’s 50 year old real estate company, JMH Development, since taking over in 2010, Jason Halpern is also a committed philanthropist as well. He is deeply involved in helping the sick and injured in the New York area and helping to meet the needs of suffering people worldwide in places like Ethiopia and Nepal.
When it comes to real estate development, few people have the vision, insight and expertise Jason Halpern brings to the field. He is known not only for his ability to transform places that were formally eyesores into valuable commercial and residential properties, but for his sensitivity when dealing with historically significant properties as well. When he took over JMH Development, the company had in excess of $500 million worth of construction projects they had completed in Westchester County and New York City. That included commercial real estate covering millions of square feet and hundreds of top quality apartment homes. And Jason Halpern has added to that significantly.
He has begun to improve the residential stock in Greater Brooklyn with two innovative projects. One is a project Jason Halpern and JMH Development has completed at 184 Kent. In that redevelopment project he took an abandoned warehouse and transformed it into 340 spanking new luxury apartments with all the latest amenities. Another major project Jason Halpern and his company has completed in Brooklyn is what is known as the Townhouses of Cobble Hill. This is a collection of 9 luxury townhouses that have added to the housing stock in that part of Brooklyn.
Another reason Jason Halpern’s development efforts stand out is his passion for working with historically significant buildings and communities. He brings unique vision, development expertise, experience and sensitivity to those projects. In developing landmarked buildings in historic communities he develops a rapport with the local stakeholders and shows a deep understanding and respect for what those building and communities represent. This has enabled him to successfully make redeveloping those historically significant properties his niche.
Jason Halpern’s philanthropic efforts includes funding the Level I trauma facility at the Westchester Medical Center. The Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center has the cutting-edge medical technology and the well-trained, experienced medical professionals necessary to do do open-heart surgery, complex emergency neurosurgery, work with burn victims and even reattach severed limbs. Internationally, Jason Halpern works with organizations like Splash, Water and the Relief Society of Tigray to provide suffering people with clean, safe, drinking water.