OWNER, FONTAINEBLEAU 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 Colony, Porto Vita and Turnberry Village. In 2015, Soffer partnered with Richard LeFrak to develop SoLé Mia Miami along Biscayne Boulevard.
Soffer and his sister Jackie are two of the seven children of famed Miami developer Donald Soffer, who developed the city of Aventura more than a half century ago. For more than 20 years, the siblings shared management of Turnberry Associates.
In 2019, however, Jeffrey and Jackie divided Turnberry’s assets. 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.