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Jason Halpern Continues His Family Construction Company Tradition

Jason Halpern launched JMH Development Company in 1990. Halpern is from a family run construction company background that has so far gone into its third generation. The 46-year-old construction developer plans to honor his late father, Joel, by carrying on the tradition of quality construction and passing it on to his 14-year-old son, Max, from a previous marriage. Halpern, whose father was killed in a powerboat racing competition in 1981, began his career in the 1980s working in his father’s construction business. In the late 1990s, the company was sold to Reckson Associates. It was then that Jason Halpern founded a new construction company called JMH. Halpern honored his father’s memory by creating the Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center at Westchester Medical Center. The center has specialized doctors who work with many trauma’s including burn victims, heart patients, neurology, and orthopedics.

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Jason Halpern’s company has developed hotels, apartment buildings, town houses, and beach houses. The most amazing hotel is called Aloft South Beach, located in the heart of Miami Beach. Aloft South Beach has a fitness center, 235 hotel rooms, outdoor pool, and a roof top deck lounge. This spacious hotel sits on the property that was once The Motel Ankara.

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The Halpern Family has had over 50 years of experience building luxury apartments in the Westchester County, NY and New York City area. They have built a solid, quality reputation that Jason plans to continue. Today, JMH constructs buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Miami Beach, FL. In addition to constructing new buildings, Halpern works to renovate older structures. One of the pride and joys is the reconstruction of a building that was constructed in 1913 in Brooklyn NY, a warehouse that kept goods from the Austin Nichols Company. More than a century later, the warehouse is being reconstructed into a luxurious 340 apartment rental with a state-of-the-art gymnasium. The warehouse was originally designed by Cass Gilbert who created the old Woolworth building. The Halpern construction company is renovating old townhouses from the late 1800s, early 1900s, leaving some of the original design.

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