Ownership

Ownership

JACKIE SOFFER

Jackie Soffer is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turnberry, one of the country’s most dynamic real estate development groups specializing in large-scale retail, hospitality, residential and commercial assets.Under Soffer’s leadership, the Aventura Mall has expanded to integrate luxury brands, chef-driven restaurants, limited edition experiences and museum-caliber public art and design to engage its 30 million annual visitors. In partnership with the Terra Group, Turnberry is developing an 800-key hotel connected to the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Soffer family is collaborating with LeFrak to develop Solé Mia in North Miami, the 184-acre project with plans for 12 residential towers, 500,000 square feet of retail and commercial space all anchored around Laguna Solé, South Florida’s first 7-acre swimmable Crystal Lagoon. Turnberry also owns and operates the new, 533-room JW Marriott Nashville; and Destin Commons, a 500,000+ square-foot, open-air lifestyle center in Northwest Florida. Other principal assets include Town Center…

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EXECUTIVES

ALY-KHAN S. MERALI

President and Chief Financial Officer

Aly-khan Merali is President and Chief Financial Officer of Turnberry. Merali, who joined the company in 2013 and is a member of the Executive Committee, oversees the Asset Management, Finance and Treasury, Accounting, Legal, Human Resources and Information Systems divisions of the company. In addition, he oversees all capital activities, investments, joint ventures and divestitures relating to Turnberry Associates’ multi-billion-dollar portfolio of retail and hospitality development projects. To date Merali’s transactions on behalf of Turnberry are in excess of $7 billion.

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Rock Soffer

Partner

Rock Soffer oversees leasing, asset acquisitions, zoning and site approvals, and development of specialty projects.

Soffer’s portfolio includes 17 WEST, a five-story, mixed-use project currently under construction in Miami Beach, one block north of Lincoln Road Mall. The 176,000 square-foot, mixed-use building will be anchored by the city’s first Trader Joe’s, and feature pedestrian-friendly, ground-floor retail, 26 boutique residential units and public parking.

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CHRISTOPHER J. BARONE

Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Christopher J. Barone is Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Turnberry. In his role, Barone is responsible for all of the Company’s accounting-related activities. His focus includes direct responsibility for corporate accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, investor relationships and partnership communications, and audit and compliance functions. Barone has over 30 years of […]

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MARIO A. ROMINE, ESQ.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel – Special Projects

With more than four decades of combined business, accounting, management and legal experience, Mario A. Romine is a key member of the Turnberry legal team. In his position as Senior Vice President, General Counsel–Special Projects, Romine oversees numerous corporate, real estate, litigation and transactional matters for the company. Romine began full-time employment with Turnberry in […]

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YAMILA GARAYZAR

Senior Vice President, Marketing Sponsorship and Retail

Garyazar is a marketing, communications and business development executive who has worked with leading brands and consumers across Latin America and multiple regions worldwide. As a Turnberry executive, Garayzar leads the marketing efforts for retail, sponsorship, and business development as part of Turnberry Media. Garayzar launched and oversees this multi-million-dollar business development division that provides […]

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KRISTOFER COOPER

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Kristofer Cooper is Turnberry’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. In this role, Cooper leads Turnberry’s HR organization for the company and its operating entities, as well as serves on Turnberry’s Executive Committee. Cooper has more than 20 years of strategic human resources experience across the retail, consumer packaged goods, F&B, professional services, and healthcare […]

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Mark Sanfilippo

Vice President of Information Technology

With more than 20 years of experience, Sanfilippo oversees Turnberry’s Information Technology team, which includes security, application, and software development and networks throughout the company’s extensive portfolio. Since joining Turnberry in 2017, he has helped transform the IT Department and launched an array of progressive initiatives designed to enhance the retail and hospitality experience for […]

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BILL GORMAN

Vice President of Hotel Division

Bill Gorman oversees and manages Turnberry’s portfolio of select service hotels, including Residence Inn by Marriott Aventura, Courtyard by Marriott Aventura, Courtyard by Marriott Orlando, and Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach-Aventura. Gorman joined Turnberry in 1994 and has held several hospitality leadership roles within the company. Prior to joining Turnberry, Gorman was a Senior Quality Auditor […]

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