Jason Halpern is a New York City property developer who specializes in using adaptive reuse techniques in order to transform historical properties into new uses. His use of adaptive reuse maintains the historical preservation of a structure while updating it to a new, luxury development. His company, JMH Development, specializes in residential, mixed-use, and hospitality projects in the New York City and Miami areas.
Jason Halpern comes from a family with a long history of property development. At JMH Development he has organized a team that can handle all aspects of a project including design, construction, branding, and marketing the building once it is completed. Halpern and his team at JMH Development have pioneered the use of adaptive reuse for luxury redevelopment projects. In just New York state alone Jason Halpern has invested over $500 million in various projects.
One of Halpern’s projects was completed in 2015 when the historic Motel Ankara in Miami Beach was completely updated and modernized. The new hotel is called Aloft South Beach and because of adaptive reuse it continues to maintain the historical character of the Motel Ankara. In addition to restoring the existing structure, JMH Development added a 8 story tower onto the property. When the Aloft South Beach was topped off, Jason Halpern released a statement to commemorate the occasion. He said that the topping off represented a major milestone in the project and launched the next phase of the project.
The Aloft South Beach has a number of advantages over its competitors in the area as the rooms are a lot larger and the entire hotel has new luxury touches throughout it. The hotel also features a large outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center that has the latest equipment, and a roof deck lounge. The hotel also has almost 2,400 square feet of space for business meeting and other events that can be customized in order to fit the individual needs of the event. Another perk offered at the hotel is free access to live shows featuring up and coming Miami artists. The hotel also features live bands at its on-site bars.