Michael Stern

JDS, Founder and CEO | New York City, United States


Michael Stern is the Founder and CEO of JDS Development Group, an innovative real estate development, construction, and acquisition firm responsible for the creation of numerous award winning and record breaking residential, hospitality, and mixed-use projects in New York City and Miami. Stern’s philosophy is to push the boundaries of design and construction to deliver the most dynamic projects to the market. He has extensive expertise in the fields of design and construction, project management, results-driven sales and marketing, and real estaterelated financing. Founded by Stern in 2002, JDS takes pride in their ability to execute on complex projects. As experts in creative adaptive reuse and large-scale new construction, JDS revived the legacy of architect Ralph Walker through the restoration and conversion of the Art Deco-era Walker Tower and Stella Tower to achieve record breaking sales. At…

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Michael Stern

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