Jason Halpern is the founder and visionary behind JMH Development. They are a full-service development firm which specializes in redeveloping historic properties. They link the past to the present by reimagining and repurposing historical buildings, a niche that Halpern knows well. JMH Development has a knack for creating distinctive luxury properties with a nod to local history. They thrive under Halpern’s leadership in some of the hottest markets, such as Manhattan, Brooklyn and Miami Beach.
One recent example of his successful approach is the project he spearheaded in South Beach Miami. The Aloft South Beach has 235 spacious rooms in the heart of Miami Beach. The rooms average around 360 square feet and are quite a bit larger than other similar hotels. The project is an adaptive reimagining of the historic Motel Ankara. The original two-story structure was left in place and certain elements were kept as part of the new building. An additional eight-story tower was constructed.
The Aloft South Beach is located on a prime waterfront location. It is only one block away from the waters of Miami Beach. Customers can access Lake Pancoast and the Collins Canal which wrap around the property. There are plenty of additional opportunities for leisure as the property is quite close to art galleries as well as restaurants and night clubs. The Miami Beach Convention Center is also nearby.
JMH Development has a professional team in place which is involved in projects from start to finish. All phases are under their purview starting with site selection, design, construction, and successfully marketing the new properties.
Another fantastic win for JMH Development was the historic renovation of the building at 184 Kent in Brooklyn, NY. This building was once a waterfront warehouse whose tenant was the largest grocer in the US. It was built in 1913 and occupied by The Austin Nichols Company. There are now 340 luxury apartments in the refashioned building which is located in a highly sought after neighborhood. It features beautiful views of Manhattan and a gorgeous landscaped courtyard. Bedford Avenue is nearby with its upscale restaurants and shopping. The building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and another piece of history is saved.