Jackie Soffer is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turnberry, one of the country’s premier real estate development groups specializing in large-scale retail, hospitality, residential and commercial assets. Over the past two decades, Soffer has evolved Turnberry into one of the country’s most creative and dynamic real estate forces. Under Soffer’s leadership, the landmark Aventura Mall has undergone a major transformation and expansion focused on experiential retail. Once a traditional regional center, Aventura Mall is now positioned as a 2.9 million-square-foot, world-renowned destination for fashion, dining and cultural experiences. Soffer’s unique vision and passion for art, design and community is reflected throughout the shopping center – from the museum-worthy Arts Aventura Mall program to the new three-level wing designed by Carlos Zapata to a variety of charitable partnerships highlighted by Best Buddies. Turnberry also owns and operates the new, 533-room JW Marriott Nashville; and Destin Commons, a 500,000+ square-foot,…




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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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...

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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...

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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 m...

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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 C...

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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 portfoli...

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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 Beac...

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