OWNER, FOUNTAINEBLEAU DEVELOPMENT, AVENTURA
Real estate company Turnberry Associates, Soffer’s family business, acquired the landmark Fontainebleau Miami Beach in 2005. With more than 1,500 rooms, it’s the largest hotel in South Florida, and Soffer led the $1-billion renovation. He has also overseen development of several South Florida residential properties, including Turnberry Ocean Club, the 43-story, 154-unit tower that opened this year on Sunny Isles Beach’s oceanfront millionaires row, where the remaining spacious units start at about $5 million. Soffer broke ground on SeaGlass Jupiter in December. Other holdings include the JW Marriott Miami and Turnberry Resort & Spa, as well as signature properties in Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Nashville and the Bahamas.
Soffer and his sister Jackie are two of the seven children of Donald Soffer, who developed the city of Aventura. For more than 20 years, the siblings shared management of Turnberry Associates. In 2019, however, Jeffrey and Jackie divided Turnberry’s assets, and he is the sole owner of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, JW Marriott Turnberry Miami, Turnberry Isle Marina, Turnberry Ocean Club and the Big Easy Casino in Hallandale Beach. In 2016, the Soffer family donated $15 million to the University of Miami, about half the cost of a new indoor practice facility for the football team.