Under the leadership of Jason Halpern, the New York-based real estate development firm JMH Development is enjoying great success. Since taking control of the company in 2010, from his father, the company is one of the fastest growing real estate development firms in the New York area. Jason’s father was a well known and very successful New York developer, having developed properties such as apartments, office and retail spaces. However, Jason takes a somewhat different approach to real estate development than his father. Jason Halpern loves to renovate once forgotten properties, some with great historical value, into modern luxury living spaces. JMH Development is expert in every phase of development from site selection to management.
JMH Development has renovated old warehouses, turn of the century markets and recently a once famous Miami Beach hotel into some of the most luxurious living spaces found anywhere. Jason and his company JMH Development converted a once forgotten 1913 warehouse, which was once the site of the world’s largest grocery store, into a 340 unit luxury apartment complex. Located in Brooklyn, NY, Jason is particularly happy with the results of this project, as the building is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Aloft South Beach is another example of Jason Halpern’s use of a historic landmark, this new and exciting luxury living complex is on the site of the once famous Motel Ankara and is the first new hotel to open in South Beach since 2009. Located close to the Miami Beach Convention Center, and with easy access to Lake Pancoast and the Collins Canal, the Aloft is close to art galleries, shopping boutiques, night clubs and fine dining. Amenities will include a 24-hour fitness center, a large outdoor pool, a roof deck lounge, and over 2300 square feet of meeting space for business or social gatherings.
Jason Halpern is an avid New York Giants football fan and often travels to away games with his son. His other interest includes scuba diving and auto racing. Jason inherited his love of auto racing from his father who at one time sponsored a car in the NASCAR series, in fact, Jason would like to return to the series as a driver.
Eric Lefkofsky is a Chicago-based technopreneur, and philanthropist. Eric co-founded Tempus in 2015 with the sole purpose of helping physicians give personalized care to cancer patients. He is also the co-founder and executive of Groupon, an e-commerce company that connects buyers to local merchants. He was the company’s CEO till 2015 when he decided to leave and focus on his latest project at the time, Uptake Technologies. Uptake is a tech company that utilizes data science to improve the safety of its clients’ operations. Eric Lefkosfsky, also co-founded Lightbank, a venture capital firm that has so far invested in more than a hundred start-ups. Other notable ventures associated with Lefkosfsky include InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, and Mediaocean.
Eric Lefkofsky was born and raised in Southfield, Michigan. In 1987, he graduated from Southfield-Lathrup High School and continued to the University of Michigan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later, a Juris Doctorate from the university’s law school. Presently, Eric is an associate professor at the University of Chicago. Eric ventured into business in freshman year, selling carpets after a girl broke up with him. He is currently one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country.
Role in Tempus
Eric Lefkofsky is the founder and chief executive officer of Tempus. Tempus.com is a medical platform that allows doctors to give personalized care to cancer patients by using the data obtained from other patients’ analysis. The company’s aim is to establish cutting edge analysis and genomic sequencing to help physicians better understand and treat different types of cancer. Eric Lefkofsky is a man on a mission, has channeled millions of dollars towards the organization in a bid to upgrade, and modernize the treatment of cancer by building high-tech infrastructure. Head over to this link for more interested articles http://www.lightbank.com/team/eric-lefkofsky
Together with his wife Liz, Eric Lefkofsky founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. The foundation’s goal is to provide support for charitable scientific, and educational organizations around the world. The foundation also provides support to medical research dedicated to disease elimination, and prevention. The couple is also heavily involved with the activities of Lurie’s Children’s Hospital.