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Jackie Soffer

Jackie Soffer is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Turnberry, a privately held real estate development group based in South Florida. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company specializes in large-scale lifestyle developments within the hospitality, retail, residential, and office sectors.

Jackie Soffer is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Turnberry, a privately held real estate development group based in South Florida. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company specializes in large-scale lifestyle developments within the hospitality, retail, residential, and office sectors.

Jackie has evolved Turnberry from the regional leader into one of the most creative and dynamic organizations in real estate today. She leads through innovation, combining her passion for retail and hospitality with creative design-led thinking. She first applied this approach at the Aventura Mall, which she transformed from a classic retail shopping mall into one of the country’s premier lifestyle destinations by attracting luxury retailers such Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Cartier, Gucci, Burberry, Fendi, Tiffany & Co., Bally and Emilio Pucci and integrating them with world class contemporary art by Ugo Rondinone, Donald Baechler, Louise Bourgeois, Friends with You, Daniel Arsham, Jen Stark, and many more.

Soffer continues to magnify this vision with a new tri-level, 315,000 square-foot expansion of Aventura Mall that will showcase the next evolution of experiential retail. Designed by world-renowned architect Carlos Zapata and opening in late 2017, the expansion will feature substantial site-specific installations from some of the biggest names in contemporary art, a food hall featuring local artisans, multiple full service restaurant destinations, a VIP lounge by Slade Architecture, dozens of flagship retail stores, and a beautifully landscaped rooftop terrace and plaza. In addition to the mall, Soffer recently completed a 100,000 square-foot expansion of Destin Commons, an open-air lifestyle center in Northwest Florida and the ground up development of Town Square Las Vegas, a 1.5 million-square-foot super regional lifestyle center located on the Las Vegas Strip.

Soffer recently formed a partnership with LeFrak to develop a 184-acre site along Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami aptly named SoLē Mia. The largest development in North Miami’s history, when complete SoLē Mia will include 1.4 million-square feet of retail, 37 acres of parks, 4,390 residences, crystal lagoons, a 150 key hotel, gourmet groceries, dining outlets, and market-leading entertainment and amenities.

Soffer is actively involved in management and development of all Turnberry’s hospitality and residential assets including Fontainebleau Miami Beach, one of the world’s top destination resorts, as well as Turnberry Isle Miami, a 300-acre resort and country club in South Florida, Turnberry Ocean Club Residences, a 154-unit ultra-luxury condominium and JW Marriott Nashville, a 533 room hotel located in downtown Nashville.

In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities for Turnberry, Soffer serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Washington Prime Group, a retail real estate investment trust with a portfolio of 120 enclosed regional malls and open-air lifestyle community centers. She is a member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees, the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, and the Board of Advisors for Pine Crest School, Fort Lauderdale.