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OUR HISTORY

A Multigenerational
Family Business

Turnberry has a company history rooted in family, innovation, and community. Fifty years ago, Donald Soffer arrived in South Florida with an extraordinary vision. He purchased 785 acres of submerged, undeveloped swamp and marshland facing the Intracoastal Waterway in North Dade County and from a sketch on a cocktail napkin, he began building what is today the great City of Aventura – known for iconic destinations like the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa and Aventura Mall.

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Over the years, the family-run business has built an impressive portfolio of projects extending beyond South Florida into markets including Nashville, Tennessee, Las Vegas, Nevada, Arlington, Virginia, and Paradise Island, Bahamas. Turnberry has developed more than $10 billion in commercial and residential property – including luxury resorts and hotels, high-end shopping and cultural destinations, and mixed-used properties and communities. The company has earned a reputation for excellence, creativity, and civic responsibility. Today, the company is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jackie Soffer.

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Villa Solé, with 187 residential units, is completed at SoLé Mia.

Turnberry and Terra Group announce plans for Grand Hyatt Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center

2020 Grand Hyatt

Jackie Soffer becomes sole Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turnberry.

2019 Jackie

The University of Miami Health System announces plans for a world-class medical center at SoLé Mia.

2019 UM Health System

LEVEL THREE the 25,000-square-foot event venue at Aventura Mall opens.

2019 Level Three

JW Marriott Nashville opens in downtown Nashville, TN.

2018 JW Marriot opens

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown/North Station opens.

2018 Courtyard Boston

Turnberry announces the expansion of Turnberry Isle Miami, including re-branding the property into a JW Marriott.

2017 Turnberry Isle

Aventura Mall’s three level, 315,000-square-foot expansion wing opens in November, including the 93-foot-tall Aventura Slide Tower by Carsten Höller. The mall now totals +/- 2.8 million square feet.

2017 Aventura Slider Tower

Turnberry and Related Beal break ground on Parcel 1B, to build a Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Boston.

2016 Courtyard Boston

Turnberry partners with LeFrak to develop SoLé Mia Miami in North Miami, FL.

2015 Sole Mia

Turnberry partners with JW Marriott to develop a JW Marriott in downtown Nashville.

2015 JW Marriott

Turnberry begins development of Turnberry Ocean Club in Sunny Isles, FL.

Destin Common expansion is completed. Center now totals 500,000 square feet in Destin, FL.

2014 Destin Commons Expansion

Turnberry re-acquires 100% ownership of Fontainebleau Hotel.

Turnberry Tower, a residential condominium tower, is completed in Arlington, VA.

2010 Turnberry Tower Arlington

Expanded Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel re-opens along with new condominium buildings.

2008 Fontainebleau Expansion

Aventura Mall’s second expansion is completed. Mall now totals 2.7 million square feet in Aventura, FL.

2008 Aventura Mall Expansion

One Turnberry Place, Class “A” office building, expands in Aventura, FL.

2008 Turnberry Place

Turnberry Towers Tower II, a high-rise residential condominium project, is completed in Las Vegas, NV.

2008 Turnberry Towers LV

Town Square Las Vegas, lifestyle center, opens in Las Vegas, NV.

2007 Town Square LV

The Residences at MGM Grand is completed in Las Vegas, NV.

2007 Residences MGM

Turnberry Ocean Colony North Tower is completed in Sunny Isles, FL.

Turnberry’s first offshore development, The Residences at Atlantis, Paradise Island, is completed in Nassau, Bahamas.

Turnberry Village, a two tower high-rise condominium project, is completed in Aventura, FL.

Turnberry Towers Tower I, a high-rise residential condominium project, is completed in Las Vegas, NV.

2007 Turnberry Towers

Union Station Hotel opens in Nashville, TN.

2007 Union Station

Turnberry Place Las Vegas, a four-tower development, and Stirling Club are completed in Las Vegas, NV.

2006 Turnberry Places Las Vegas

Turnberry re-acquires Turnberry Isle Miami Resort & Club in Aventura, FL.

2006 Turnberry Isle

Fontainebleau Aviation renovated in Opa-locka, FL.

Fontainebleau Resorts established; Turnberry purchases Miami Beach resort.

2005 Fontainebleau Resorts

Genessee Valley Mall expands to 1.2 million square feet in South Field, MI.

The Residences at MGM celebrate their ground-breaking as first high-rise project overlooking the strip in Las Vegas, NV.

2004 Residences at MGM

Fontainebleau Sorrento Tower, a condo/hotel tower at the Fontainebleau Hotel, is completed in Miami Beach, FL.

Country Club Center, a Class “A” office building, is completed in Aventura, FL.

2004 Country Club Center

Fontainebleau Aviation (formerly known as Turnberry Aviation) opens in Opa-locka, FL.

2004 Turnberry Aviation

MGM Resort International and Turnberry Associates announce a partnership to build up to six towers overlooking the strip in Las Vegas, NV.

Destin Commons, a 400,000 square-foot, mixed-use lifestyle center, opens in Destin, FL.

2003 Destin Commons

Oceania Tower V, first Sunny Isles high-rise condominium project, is completed in Sunny Isles, FL.

Turnberry on the Green condominium project is completed in Aventura, FL.

2003 Turnberry on the Green

Porto Vita’s Townhomes phase two is completed in Aventura, FL.

Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Aventura Mall opens in Aventura, FL.

2002 Residence Inn

Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach Aventura opens in Hallandale Beach, FL.

2002 Hampton Inn

Fontainebleau Trésor Tower, condo/hotel tower at the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel, is completed in Miami Beach, FL.

Hilton Nashville Downtown opens in Nashville, TN.

2000 Hilton Nashville

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Orlando and Courtyard by Marriott Aventura Mall open.

1999 Courtyard  Orlando

Porto Vita Club and second Porto Vita mid-rise tower and townhomes are completed in Aventura, FL.

1998 Porto Vita

Aventura Mall’s first expansion is completed. Mall totals two million square feet in Aventura, FL.

1997 Aventura Mall

Loehman’s Plaza (now Town Center Aventura) an open-air shopping center, opens in Aventura, FL.

First Porto Vita mid-rise tower and townhomes is completed in Aventura, FL.

Biscayne Retail, a 72,000-square-foot, open-air shopping center, opens in Aventura, FL.

Tower Shops, a 600,000-square-foot open-air shopping center, opens in Aventura, FL.

One Turnberry Place, Class “A” office building, is completed in Aventura, FL.

1987 One Turnberry Place

Turnberry Plaza, a Class “A” office building, is completed in Aventura, FL.

1985 Turnberry Plaza

Aventura Mall, a 1.2 million-square-foot regional center, opens in Aventura, FL.

1983 Aventura Mall

Turnberry Isle Yacht & Racquet Club opens in Aventura, FL.

1980 Turnberry Isle Acht

Turnberry Isle Resort & Country Club is completed in Aventura, FL.

1972 Turnberry Isle

Turnberry Isle Club & Residences opens in Aventura, FL.

1970 Turnberry Isle

Monroeville Mall, 1.1 million square foot shopping center, opens in Monroeville, PA.

Don Soffer purchases 785 acres of submerged land to develop in an area soon-to-be the City of Aventura.

1967 Aventura

Turnberry Associates opens its 1.1 million square foot shopping complex, South Hills Village, in Pittsburgh, PA.