Jeffrey Soffer is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fontainebleau Development, one of the country’s premier real estate development groups that specializes in large-scale lifestyle developments within the hospitality, retail, residential, and commercial sectors.
One of the country’s most highly regarded real estate developers, Jeffrey Soffer has been dedicated to Fontainebleau Development’s growth for more than 25 years. His vision and influence can be seen in the development of numerous award-winning projects in South Florida and abroad.
Soffer has evolved Fontainebleau Development from a regional leader into one of the most creative and dynamic organizations in real estate today. Soffer led the $1 billion expansion and renovation of the company’s landmark Fontainebleau Miami Beach, transforming the iconic resort into one of the country’s most sought-after beachfront playgrounds. Famed for architect Morris Lapidus’ emblematic curvilinear façade and whimsical interior elements, the 1,504-room resort now includes two new luxury all-suite towers; 12 restaurants and lounges; a 40,000-square-foot spa; and a dramatic oceanfront poolscape.
In addition to Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the company’s portfolio includes JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa, a 300-acre, AAA Four Diamond Mediterranean-style luxury retreat, The Four-Diamond Hilton Nashville Downtown and the new 533-room JW Marriott Nashville.
Soffer also has created numerous South Florida residential landmarks, including Turnberry Ocean Colony, Porto Vita, Fontainebleau II and Fontainebleau III, Turnberry Village and more; brought his company’s “mansions in the sky” concept to Las Vegas, creating the first high-rise condominium community overlooking The Strip; partnered with MGM Mirage to build The Residences at MGM Grand, which includes three sold-out and completed 40-story towers on the Las Vegas casino-hotel property; and expanded the company into suburban Washington D.C. and The Bahamas with successful high-rise residential developments. Currently Soffer is spearheading development of Turnberry Ocean Club Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, a new 54-story ultra-luxurious high-rise tower on the ocean featuring 154 residences ranging from 2,750 to 10,000 square feet.
In addition, Soffer has entered a joint-venture partnership with LeFrak to develop the largest development in North Miami’s history, when complete SoLe Mia will include 1.4 million square feet of retail, 37 acres of parks, 4,390 residences, 2 multi acre crystal lagoons, a hotel, dining outlets, and market-leading entertainment experiences. When complete, SoLe Mia Miami will be another defining example of Soffer’s mission to build destinations and communities that enhance the quality of life for residents.