It is a challenge to incorporate local architecture into a modern design, but JMH Development and Jason Halpern have done just that in South Beach, Florida. They have recently announced their second development property, Three Hundred Collins, with a projected opening of 2017. Jason Halpern, developer and conservationist, is putting the finishing touches on Aloft South Beach. Aloft is due to open in May of this year and features a 24 hour fitness center, outdoor pool, and 2,349 square feet of conference rooms and meeting space. The project is a renovation of Motel Ankara, an original mid-century landmark in South Beach. With careful attention to detail and respect for the history of the building, JMH Development has also added an eight-story tower to the property.
Creating a luxurious atmosphere is at the forefront of JMH Development’s mission. Following closely behind that belief is the nature of preservation. They have created beautiful properties in Brooklyn and Queens and have expanded their design savvy to include South Beach, Florida. Their second property in that area, Three Hundred Collins, will be a 19-residence luxury condominium building in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach. With thoughtful attention to the culture and history of the area, the luxury condos will have a concierge, 75 foot pool, beautiful 18 foot ceilings in some units, and expansive terraces.
According to this Biz Journal article, rumor has it that JMH Development is in the process of finalizing a third property in Florida as well. A recent purchase of 2901 Indian Creek Boulevard, and plans for a 30,000-square-foot residential development, will be proposed to the city in the very near future.
Jason Halpern learned to love construction and architecture at a young age from his father and continues that tradition by spending as much time as he can with his son who loves to accompany his dad to work. Halpern believes in preserving the style, culture, and architecture of the properties that he has developed, and Halpern wants to add to the communities around the buildings. He volunteers his time building houses for Habitat for Humanity, and will continue to give back to the neighborhoods where his developments are completed.