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 Aventura, Fontainebleau Aviation, Hilton Downtown Nashville, the Residence Inn by Marriott Aventura Mall and the Courtyard By Marriott Aventura. Soffer is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design; a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at the University of Miami; a member of Cornell University’s Center for Real Estate and Finance and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. She also 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.