To become a successful real estate developer means that a company must have a range of assets to invest in projects. Jason Halpern, principal of JMH Development certainly understands this. His family founded the company and he took the helm in 2010. Increasing the number of building projects isn’t a problem when your company has $500 million in investment funds available. As a prime player in the New York real estate market, developer Halpern has the unique ability for taking a space out of the traditional and reinventing it.
One of JMH Development most noteworthy project builds was completion of 184 Kent in Brooklyn. It’s worth mentioning because 184 Kent has 340 luxury apartments, not bad for a building that was originally a warehouse. It seems something about the completion of that project sparked an interest for Halpern. After the 184 Kent, he made a deal to convert another warehouse property. This time a former bourbon warehouse was made into 338 luxury condos.
Real estate developers must have the presence of mind to always look for interesting properties. JMH Development market base includes Miami Beach, Brooklyn and Manhattan. It certainly makes sense that in major markets, real estate development is about the greater usefulness of the space. It takes a complete skill set to offer well designed buildings. Jason Halpern has mastered all phases of project completion, this would include strategic planning, construction and design and the business initiatives of marketing and brand recognition.
Jason Halpern and JMH Development don’t just convert buildings into something new. There’s a lot that goes into maintaining and preserving the historical integrity of the architecture. Such was the case with Miami Beach’s Aloft hotel. For the project Halpern partnered with Madden Real Estate Ventures. The Aloft South Beach was what’s referred in the industry as a “top off project.” For a top off project the end goal is to keep the bones of the structure, but create a better, aesthetically pleasing new building. The results was a 235 room luxury hotel, complete with scenic waterfront views of the Collins Canal and the Lake Pancoast.
Certainly a loan made in 2005 in the construction of the Brunswick hotel and conference center has not been cleared. The alleged firm with a relationship with the government, the Middlesex County Authority, has been failing to repay the loan. The loan has now increased to huge figures due to the interest rate. Much of the loan used was from the public fund and some part of private loans. The county officials are not pleased with the delay especially in a case where the said loan is part of the public money being used in real estate development. Apparently the firm was made to use its own money in a renovation of the hotel because it has not been getting the expected profit. Devco helped in the renovation expecting to attract more people in the hotel so that they can raise money and pay back the money they owe CRDA. This was a release in the Press of Atlantic City.com http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/unpaid-million-crda-loan-raises-questions-about-new-brunswick-devco/article_a03318e2-dcdb-11e5-a563-67611bc7b7bc.html .
Residents of New Brunswick thing Devco is going to save the region from collapsing in loans through their development model of real estate development. Devco is a non-governmental organization which has been establishing a private and public partnership in the region to come up with development projects fit for the region. The organization current project is a plan to come up with a branch of the university in the region and in return the loaned money will be paid through the money that will be collected from hostels renting and taxes. Devco strategy of development in the region is unique, and the organization has been a great influence of the county government authorities especially with being awarded loads for the real estate development projects.
The organization was founded in the 1970s and has been a major role play in the rejuvenation of developments in the city. Their models of development are remarkable, and it is recognized in the New York City as the best platform to lay development in the city. The organizations believe in capitalizing on momentum evident with continuous projects initiations, groundbreaking among other future projects. New York Times recognize Devco is the city’s’ engine to development.