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 Aventura Mall, which she transformed from a classic shopping mall into one of the country’s premier lifestyle destinations by attracting luxury retailers such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Cartier, Gucci, Burberry, Fendi, Tiffany & Co., and Bally and integrating them with museum quality contemporary art by Ugo Rondinone, Jorge Pardo, Julian Opie, 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 showcases the next evolution of experiential retail. Designed by world-renowned architect Carlos Zapata, the expansion features substantial site-specific installations from some of the biggest names in contemporary art including Carsten Höller & the Haas Brothers; Treats Food Hall featuring Zuuk Mediterranean, My Ceviche, Luke’s Lobster, Shake Shack, Figs + Mozzarella by Todd English; multiple full service restaurant destinations such as Genuine Pizza, CVI.CHE 105, Pubbelly Sushi, Serafina, Le Pain Quotidien, Tap 42, and Blue Bottle; the Level Three VIP lounge; flagship retail stores from Topshop Topman, Zara, and Adidas; and a beautifully landscaped rooftop terrace and plaza. In addition to Aventura Mall, Soffer oversaw 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 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, and the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami.
CEO & Co-Chairman