Jason Halpern: Successful Real Estate Developer And Committed Philanthropist

Real estate developer Jason Halpern is JMH Development’s founder and managing partner. The 41 year old is the third generation of the Halpern family to be involved in real estate development. Over the past 50 plus years the Halpern family has developed a sterling reputation for constructing and managing properties throughout New York. Jason Halpern took control of JMH Development in 2010. Currently the company has in excess of $500 million invested in projects in New York state. That includes turning a warehouse at 184 Kent into 340 luxury apartments.

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Under Jason Halpern’s leadership JMH Development built 9 luxury townhouses in greater Brooklyn as part of their project called Townhouses of Cobble Hill. Jason Halpern has a broad vision for the company. He and JMH Development are committed to creating innovative new buildings to be used as commercial business space and rental property all over New York State. Jason Halpern has vast experience, unique development expertise, foresight and vision. This has moved JMH to acquire and develop historically significant landmarked buildings as well as develop several other innovative pioneering properties.

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Over the years the Halpern family built residential apartments in New York City and Westchester County, NY. In Westchester County the family developed Class A commercial space that’s millions of square feet in size. That has helped Jason Halpern to develop a niche and a passion about building in historic districts. To Jason Halpern respecting the communities where he works is an important guiding principle. He is aware and sensitive to the importance of building historically significant properties. Plus his ability to develop rapport in the areas in which the company builds help to differentiates him from other developers.

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Halpern has also shown a commitment to giving of his resources and personal time to assist charitable endeavors in the communities in which he lives and works. He has made a major investment into Westchester Medical Center’s Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center. The Level I Trauma Center has the facilities and staff to reattach severed limbs and perform open-heart surgery, orthopedic surgery and complex emergency neurosurgery. The center also serves children, pregnant women, burn victims and people with myriad life-threatening internal injuries.

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Through JMH Development and Jason Halpern’s passion for philanthropy, the company has enacted numerous charitable initiatives in the workplace. The company launched an innovative partnership in 2015 with Water, a global water non-profit charity. For every contract JMH Development signed at its residential development, Three Hundred Collins, in Miami, it donated $20,000 to water projects in Nepal and Ethiopia. Working with the Relief Society of Tigray and Splash, the on the ground partners of Water, JMH Development has provided clean, safe water to over 650 Nepalese and Ethiopian locals.

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Andy Wirth’s Awesome Recovery from Skydiving Accident

Andy Wirth is an intriguing executive, contributor, and survivor of a terrible accident that happened in October 2013 in an isolated region of Lodi, California. Wirth is the chief executive officer and president of Squaw Valley Ski properties, conglomerate of Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Resorts. Just recently, Sierra Sun reported he was chosen as the Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board in July 2015, which he considers an honor to share his expertise in the local economy. Earlier this year, Andy appeared in a popular show, Undercover Boss, aired on the CBS Television Network in March. As co-founder of Wounded Warrior Support, Wirth has helped raised thousands of dollars to help the Navy Seal Foundation.

In October of 2013, Andy experienced a horrific skydiving accident, causing severe damages to his right arm. He described his ordeal in Steamboat Today as traumatic injuries, requiring 21 surgeries. The things that kept him conscience and literally helped him to overcome going into shock was the song lyrics to “Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam, repeated over and over in his mind.

After recovering in the hospital for nearly 3 months, Mr. Wirth received support of two remarkable friends, Navy Seal Team, Andrew Messick and a cyclist friend. The three men organized a relay team that tested his athletic abilities and organized Ironman team, Wounded Warrior Support. The organization raises funds to help support surviving families of warriors who lost their lives and to honor injured warriors. Crowdrise is running a campaign for the trio team members of an event to be held in September 2015 to honor a team for the 2015 Ironman Lake Tahoe.

In 2015, he was appointed as Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board and continues to run one of the top ski resorts over the world. As a contributor, he raises funds to support the Navy Seal Foundation and contributes to environmental and community service organizations in Lake Tahoe. After receiving much support from friends, co-workers, and families, Andy became a conqueror of injuries and continues business as usual. Since the accident, he has appeared on CBS’s Undercover Boss and co-founded the Wounded Warrior Support Ironman Team.