The Brazilian heavy metal band, Viper, have remained one of the most respected and important in the history of this musical genre in South America, which rose to prominence amid the move to freedom and democracy across the continent in the 1970s and 80. Viper are still a touring bank in South America, but the lineup has changed many times and it is often easy to forget the contributions made to a band of this magnitude by those who assisted in taking the first steps in the music industry; one of the most important early members of Viper is Cassio Audi, the original drummer for the band as they made their way to early success.
Cassio Audi joined Viper in 1985 and joined with his fellow original members to develop a heavy metal sound that is easy to see was influenced by the British heavy metal scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Audi and his fellow early Viper members have always spoken of their influences, including the British heavy metal band, Iron Maiden, who influenced both the sound and lyrics of Viper in their early days.
In the first days of the band, Cassio Audi played a key role in completing the early demo’s created by the band, which along with their live shows allowed them to attract the attention of record labels and led to the band completing their first album. The “Soldiers of Sunrise” album was the only professional release Cassio Audi played on before he returned to education and began a career as a financial expert in Brazil; in recent years, Cassio Audi has developed a successful financial career working for many of the top global investment companies and leading a growing client list to success in their investment options across a difficult time in the Brazilian economy.
Jason Halpern honed his skills in property management through his family’s enterprise, JMH Development. Currently, the firm has 500 million dollar investment projects in New York. They include an elegant apartment on 184 Kent which is the renovation of a warehouse, and a Cobble Hill project in Brooklyn for eight townhouses. Under Jason’s leadership, JMH has become the leading real estate firm in the United States specializing in commercial and residential properties. Jason manages the company to produce quality, unique, well stationed and permanent structures across the country.
In 2014, Jason Halpern announced the opening of a 235 room Aloft South Beach hotel in Miami Beach. JMH redesigned Motel Ankara to build Aloft South Beach in collaboration with Madden Real Estate Ventures. The structure which was the architecture of ADD incorporation includes an eight-floor tower. The launch of Aloft South Beach marked the beginning of the first new hotels in the region since 2009. Aloft has 360 square feet rooms, giving it an upper hand among competitors whose rooms are significantly smaller. JMH’s construction of the hotel was a brave and calculated risk considering that Miami Beach had a shifty and unpredictable real estate climate since the early 2000s.
Aloft South Beach is conveniently placed to offer visitors a priceless view and access to the waters. It is surrounded by Collins Canal and Lake Pancoast and is one building away from the waterfront of Miami Beach. Other nearby attractions include a couple of art galleries, a convention center, boutiques, restaurants, and world-class nightclubs. The hotel houses a round-the-clock fitness area, roof deck lounge, a conference room and an entertainment space that accommodates live shows. Before the opening of the hotel, Jason Halpern stated that restoring Ankara was a significant milestone for his business.
He was enthusiastic to begin operating the hotel and was positive it would serve visitors impeccably. Jason has a reputation of restoring historic spaces and has built a good rapport with locals in the towns that he works. Apart from real estate, Jason is passionate about philanthropy and supports courses in health and property development for the less privileged.