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Jackie Soffer is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turnberry Associates, a dynamic real estate company that develops, owns, and programs large-scale hospitality, retail, residential, and commercial properties. Turnberry's portfolio includes an 800-key hotel connected to the Miami Beach Convention Center, currently being developed in partnership with the Terra Group; the 533-room JW Marriott Nashville; Aventura Mall, which has more than 30 million visitors annually; and Destin Commons, a 500K+ square-foot open-air lifestyle center in Northwest Florida. Soffer is also collaborating with LeFrak to develop SoLé Mia in North Miami, the 184-acre project with plans for residential towers, retail and commercial space all anchored around Laguna SoLé, South Florida’s first 7-acre swimmable Crystal Lagoon®. Other principal assets include Town Center Aventura, the Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Aventura Mall and the Courtyard by Marriott Aventura Mall. 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 the Dean’s Advisory Committee at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture; and a member of Cornell University’s Center for Real Estate and Finance.