A Visionary Team

With Aventura and Newport in their combined portfolio, and 150 years of shared experience, the Turnberry and LeFrak teams are true visionaries in developing master-planned experiences.


Turnberry is dedicated to creating exceptional communities that offer enduring value, authenticity of place and greater sense of belonging for those who inhabit them.

As a real estate development company which operates in the commercial, residential, and hospitality space, Turnberry has transformed economic areas across the U.S. by embracing the core principle that placemaking – above all else – is about creating community and making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Turnberry has to its credit the development of more than $10 billion in commercial and residential property including approximately 20 million square feet of retail space, more than 7,000 apartments and condominium units, 15 million square feet of class “A” office space and in excess of 3,000 hotel and resort rooms during the course of its history.

The company is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jackie Soffer. The organization owns and operates the Aventura Mall, Town Center Aventura, Destin Commons, JW Marriott Nashville, and an array of select services hotels like the Residence Inn by Marriott Aventura Mall and the Courtyard by Marriott Aventura. Turnberry is currently developing an 800-key hotel connected to the Miami Beach Convention Center with David Martin and the Terra Group and SoLé Mia in North Miami, in partnership with the LeFraks.



Founded in 1901 and owned and managed by members of the LeFrak family, LeFrak is a privately held group of companies with roots in the New York metropolitan area. With more than 100 years of experience in the ownership, development, and management of real property, LeFrak has become one of the world’s largest property firms.

Its affiliated companies own a portfolio of office, residential, retail and hotel developments including prominent projects like LeFrak City, Gateway at Battery Park City and Newport, the largest new waterfront community in the country. LeFrak affiliates own more than 40 million square feet of real estate across the U.S. LeFrak is an active real estate investor and developer, focusing primarily in New York, the West Coast and Florida, where LeFrak is developing the 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach, a 1.8 million square foot luxury mixed-use condo-hotel project.

LeFrak has received international acclaim for responsible community development and sensitivity to environmental sustainability. Beyond real estate, LeFrak affiliates are significant investors in oil and gas properties, as well as active direct investors in public and private companies across sectors and geographic regions.