Jason Hope: Scottsdale’s Futurist Investor

Jason Hope is a forward-thinking entrepreneur, fueled by technological progressivism and community mindedness.

Based in Scottsdale, Hope has lead the charge in Arizona toward a better future for all with philanthropic gestures such as a $500,000 pledge to SENS Foundation which is working to fight age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Atherosclerosis. Jason Hope’s futurist mindset drives him to work with and invest in businesses that are pushing the envelope.

From the most seasoned tech businesses to the youngest budding innovators, Hope supports them all. One of the many ways he helps the next generation of entrepreneurs is through the grants Jason Hope has made available to seniors in high school as well as college students. These grants give students the ability to cultivate their ideas and focus on creating the technology of tomorrow.

One “technology of tomorrow” that Hope is particularly interested in is the Internet of Things, an industry projected to be worth 71 billion dollars by 2018. The Internet of Things is the interconnecting of smart devices in which each device collects information from sensors and other smart devices to perform tasks more efficiently. Simply put, the Internet of Things is a network of devices designed to make life simpler.

The Internet of Things has not yet become common place; however, Hope believes that wearable devices such as the Apple Watch and the Fitbit will begin to push it into the mainstream. Through promoting and educating about various aspects of the Internet of Things such as security and the implications that the Internet of Things can have on the average person’s life, Hope spreads awareness and sparks intrigue.

Jason Hope’s contributions to technology and the future have an enduring impact in Arizona and beyond. Hope continues to support the next generation tech leaders and facilitate their growth through generous investments and grant programs.

Some articles that Jason Hope wrote can be read at https://medium.com/@jasonhope

Jason Halpern is Doing Big Things with JMH Development

JMH Development, based in Brooklyn, NY, is a real estate development firm that is enjoying great success by following the leadership of Jason Halpern and his somewhat unique approach to real estate development. Jason Halpern believes in renovating once forgotten properties, some with historical value, into high-end condominiums and apartments. Converting old buildings that were once warehouses, markets, and hotels into residential living spaces with amenities designed to offer the best in luxury living. JMH Development likes to manage a project from start to finish, being familiar in every phase of development including design, site selection, construction, and property management.

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Jason Halpern is no stranger to the fast-paced world of real estate development. Jason’s father was a well-known developer of properties in the greater New York area, including apartments, office, and retail spaces. Jason assumed control of JHM Development in 2010, and the company has only continued to prosper. Under his leadership, JMH has developed properties in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and more recently South Florida. Perhaps the best known of these projects is 184 Kent in Brooklyn, New York. Jason and his team at JHM turned a warehouse built in 1913, once the world’s largest grocery store, into 340 luxury apartments, with amenities that include a sensational view of Manhattan, a gym with the latest in exercise equipment and high-end shopping. They are proud of the fact the building is now on the National Register of Historic Places; exemplifying the type of development project Jason loves.

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Three Hundred Collins, located in Miami Beach, is a new and exciting luxury condominium project for Jason Halpern. Plans call for 19 units on floors two through five with the lobby also serving as the amenities area. Square footage will vary from 1,000 square feet to 3,700, most units will have from one to four bedrooms, but there will be four two-story condos and three penthouses. Marble bathrooms and kitchens, wide-plank white oak floors, large terraces, and 18-foot ceilings in the two-story units are only a few of the amenities offered. Residents will enjoy three fitness centers, front desk concierge service, and a huge swimming pool. Sotheby’s International Realty is the only sales and marketing agent for this project; units priced from $1.2 million to $9 million. Jason feels they have been very thorough in the design of this project, stating this is not your typical Miami condo.

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For Jason, it’s not always about work. He enjoys an active personal life spending as much time as possible with his son. They have traveled throughout the United States often attending New York Giants football games and recently visited Costa Rica to go scuba diving. Jason is also a big fan of NASCAR, his father at one time sponsored a racing team, and he would someday like to return to the series as a driver.

Daniel de la Vega, Aviv Siso, Laura Garcia, Louis Buckworth, Jason Halpern, & Thomas Juul-Hansen

Daniel de la Vega, Aviv Siso, Laura Garcia, Louis Buckworth, Jason Halpern, & Thomas Juul-Hansen

Avi Weisfogel Says Dental Services Should Be Available To All Children

Dentist Avi Weisfogel stressed the importance of dental care for, especially children. The owner and operator of the Old Bridge Dental Care has gone as far as to set up a Go Fund Me Account to support Operation Smile. The international organization helps children around the world who suffer from dental issues such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

After over 15 years of running a dental office for children, Weisfogel decided to focus on sleep-related issues. In 2012, Owner Unlimited Sleep Management was established to help dentist learn more about how the use of oral appliances can help patients sleep better. In 2014, he opened Dental Sleep Masters.

Avi Weisfogel advises Dentist all around the world on the importance of sleep labs. “Sleep apnea can affect people of all ages, and the more you weigh, the more likely you are to have sleeping issues,” said Weisfogel.Weisfogel went on to say that although adults are far more likely to develop sleeping issues, children with overlarge tonsils are at risk. “Sleep apnea is a very serious issue and could result in a number of associated conditions and even death if left untreated.

Weisfogel received his undergraduate degree in biology from Rutgers University. He also graduated from The New York University College of Dentistry. He has received numerous awards for excellence in dentistry.If you are suffering from sleep apnea or some other sleeping disorder, Dr. Weisfogel invites you make an appointment. He and his highly-professional staff can diagnose your condition and provide you the highest-quality service. His methods have proven results, and affiliates are available in all 50 states.

Todd Lubar Mortgage Expert Turned Entrepreneur

TDL Global Ventures, LLC founder and president Todd Lubar has been providing creative mortgage solutions for investors for more than twenty years. Soon after graduating from Syracuse in 1995 Lubar became a loan origination officer at Crestar Mortgage Corporation. It was while working at Crestar that he realized that this would be his life’s work. He made it his business to learn every aspect of mortgage banking. He also established business relationships with real estate agents and other professionals that would be useful throughout his career.

By 1999 Todd was ready to strike out on his own. An equity position with Legacy Financial Group gave him the opportunity to offer mortgage services to a larger market and act as a direct lender. Then in 2002 Lubar took on a new entrepreneurial challenge when he founded Legendary Properties, LLC. Through Legendary Properties he bought, rehabilitated and sold both single family and multi-family homes. Lubar successfully flipped more the 200 properties and established an impressive 20-million-dollar line of credit.

Always a savvy businessman Todd Lubar began to diversify his business holdings during the economic downturn that occurred during 2007 and 2008. During this time, he opened a popular Maryland nightclub. Lubar was instrumental in securing several large contracts for a successful demolition company. He also acquired an interest in a large recycling business and helped it become a publicly traded company. He later spent time as the sales director at a debt relief company.

Although Mr. Lubar has been involved in various businesses, his primary focus has always been mortgage banking. Todd Lubar currently lives in the Bethesda, Maryland. The busy divorced father of two loves to travel and spend as much time as with his son and daughter.