Jerome’s vision is to bring new and exciting experiences to the local community through award-winning real estate. Through his company, JMK5 Holdings, Jerome Karam Houston hopes to accomplish his mission of community restoration. With every property he develops, Karam’s goal is to bring out the “WOW Factor” and exceed expectations.
Jerome Karam relishes the challenge of giving a new lease of life to the most dilapidated buildings that have been deemed beyond repair. To him, impossible means nothing. No wonder he is called Dr. Impossible. Some of the projects he handles are considered impossible by other developers.
Impossible is not a word that you will find in Karam’s dictionary. He sees possibilities where others see impossibilities and that is what has made him the most respected property developer in Texas and Louisiana.
Drive & Courage
It is hard to find a developer with the drive and courage that Jerome Karam Houston has. A good percentage of the projects he handles are considered risky but he always sees risk from a different light. Risk has a special meaning for him. Risk creates an opportunity for Jerome Karam to do the impossible and bring another megaproject to life.
Jerome Karam is not your average property developer. He is in the big league as far as real estate development is concerned. He has overseen numerous megaprojects from start to finish.
You just need to look around Houston’s city center and you will be surprised that most of the big box properties were developed by Karam.
The Apple of His Eye
Karam can’t recall all the real estate projects he has handled but one project always comes to his mind when he is asked about his crowning achievement; Falstaff Brewery. When he talks about this project, there is a certain glow of happiness that can easily be noticed on his face.
It took sheer genius to transform the century-old Falstaff Brewery to what it is today. Of course, genius is one of the things that Jerome Karam is known for. His approach to property development is unique. He always utilizes his vision and unique abilities to bring the best out of a bad situation.
A Man of Surprises
No one thought the old and dilapidated Falstaff Brewery would become an amazing boutique hotel. That is exactly what Karam accomplished. He is a man of surprises. You never know about his next move. For those who understand Karam better, they know that he has a surprise tucked under his sleeves, waiting for the right time to reveal it to the world.
Plans for the Future
Jerome Karam Houston admits that he has many plans for the future. However, his vision remains steady and strong; to make Texas a real estate hotspot. He also has sights in Louisiana where he is currently undertaking several projects.
Jerome Karam doesn’t plan to slow down any time soon. In fact, he always says that he has just gotten started. Complacency is something that Karam dislikes. He thrives in challenges. The housing crisis has always bothered him and he promises to continue investing in affordable housing.
Investing in People
With all his wealth and accolades, Jerome Karam Houston acknowledges that investing in people is the greatest achievement. To him, people come above profits. He has invested millions of dollars in expanding educational opportunities. Through building schools, hospitals, public gyms, and other public amenities, Karam hopes to give back to society.
Philanthropy is a core part of his business. He believes that businesses should serve society by sponsoring social causes.