How Jason Halpern Became A top Real Estate Developer

Jason: An Entrepreneur

Jason Halpern grew up in a family that has been involved in the real estate development industry for decades. He founded his own real estate, JMH Development, in 2010 that he uses to invest in luxury property developments in New York City and Miami, Florida. One of the core philosophies that Jason Halpern has is history preservation. JMH Development uses adaptive reuse technologies and building practices that keep the character of the historic building they repurpose while updating the buildings for the modern world.

At JMH Development, Mr. Halpern has put in place industry experts that are involved in all stages of the redevelopment process. The team researches buildings and creates strategies on everything from site to building design. The company is also involved in construction, branding, and marketing of the finished building. The types of properties that Jason Halpern works on are residential, hospitality, and mixed-use properties.

Jason with Colleagues

One of Mr. Halpern’s recent property redevelopments was the Aloft South Beach hotel in Miami, Florida. This hotel, redeveloped in partnership with Madden Real Estate Ventures, re-used the Motel Ankara which is considered a historical building. The redevelopment completely upgraded the existing building while also adding a new 8-story tower to the property. When talking about the property, Jason Halpern said he was excited about the project as it marked a breakthrough in adaptive reuse construction techniques. In September 2016, Jason successfully sold the Aloft South Beach to Rockpoint group for $105 million. As the hotel has 235 rooms, that works out to about $447,000 a room.

Jason Halpern with His Industry Mates

Another recent project of Jason Halpern and his team at JMH Development is a building that had been a warehouse on the Brooklyn waterfront. The building used to house The Austin Nichols Company which was the largest grocer in the nation. Mr. Halpern has redeveloped the building into 340 unit luxury apartment building. Due to the use of adaptive reuse, the character of this building has remained which was a requirement as it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among the many luxury touches throughout the building is a 20,000 square foot landscaped courtyard. It also has a state-of-the-art gym and a 10,000 square foot space for gatherings. Additionally, the property now includes 17,000 square feet of retail space along the ground-based level.

Jason : Also Active in Modeling Entrepreneurship

Another featured luxury development of JMH Development is The Townhouses of Cobble Hill in Brooklyn, New York. The project included the construction of nine luxury townhouses and is located in one of Brooklyn’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Four of the townhomes were historical and they have been completely modernized while the other five townhomes are brand new. The homes come completely furnished, including designer furniture and high-end appliances.

Chris Burch Insightful? Absolutely!

Chris Burch is one trend-setting investor enthusiast who easily “makes the grade,” when making investment decisions. He combines insight and focus, in order to achieve the best brands and real estate opportunities; inside his impressive portfolio. The text which follows provides, clear definition, as to the intent of the creative investor.

 

The technology and fashion sectors have been coupled together over the years: and just like an “old married couple” have proven highly companionable. First the two sectors experienced a “heady” elopement and then their progression, as a true-some twosome, has proven, that by marrying the two sectors, the best in product deliverables are produced. The best way to demonstrate the following insight is to look back at the past, carrying it forward to the current time, in order to locate what is to happen in the future. (Thoughts of wisdom by Chris Burch—however, not verbatim.)

 

Persons growing up during the 70s remember the mobility of the Boom Box, in way of listening to favored musical tunes. Then the 80s rolled around and the inclusion of movie lines became a feature of listening to audio, on the Boom Box. During the 90s, The Walkman became the focus, of the person interested in listening to music. Finally, during the decade of the 2000s, the iPod was introduced; and became quite popular. The preceding shows us that technology is like keeping up with the “Fashionable Neighbors.”

 

Now, there exists a trend of combining fashion and technology. The designer is interested in creating designs that make use of technology, in a highly refined and fashionable way.

 

The Dutch Designer, Anouk Wipprecht is one such designer. She is noted for her works including a drink making dress—titled: ‘DareDroid’, and a self-painting dress, referred to as ‘Pseudomorphs’. One look, at Ms. Wipprecht’s portfolio shows that she invests her time in combining technological elements, into her sophisticated designs.

 

Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin devised an airbag, worn around a biker’s neck, that conveniently, comes forth, when the biker is falling forward. Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon, designed ‘Frontline Gloves’, for firemen, in order that each could communicate to one another, by way of electronic devices, located on the gloves. SegraSegra, creates jackets and T-shirts, made from recycled inner-tubes and Emma Whiteside, designed a gown, composed of recycled radiator copper. The designer, Soledad Martin, is working on a shoe proto-type, making use of a person’s movement, which will charge the jogger’s cell phone. Diane Von Furstenberg, allowed her models to wear Google Glass, when showing her line on the runway. As is evidenced from the preceding creations, fashion and technology, are very companionable.

 

Notes Regarding Chris Burch:

 

Chris Burch launched his career, by way of the fashion line known as ‘Eagle’s Eye Apparel’. The brand was eventually sold—resulting in a sale amounting to a sum in the millions of dollars.

 

Chris, currently, is the leader of Burch Creative Capital. Some of his investments include: ED by Ellen Degeneres, Poppin, Aliph, Powermat, Voss Water, among many others. He holds real estate investments in Nantucket, The Hamptons, and a retreat, on the island of Sumba in Indonesia.