CEO, Turnberry Associates
One of the country’s most highly regarded real estate developers, Jeffrey Soffer has been dedicated to Turnberry’s growth for more than 25 years. His impact and influence can be seen in the development of numerous award-winning projects in South Florida and abroad. 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. 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, and expanded the company into suburban Washington D.C. and The Bahamas with successful high-rise residential developments.
For Venezuelan-born architect Carlos Zapata, the sky is the ultimate canvas for his award-winning designs. Turnberry Ocean Club realizes his panoramic conception of movement with glittering, wide open forms — wall to wall, floor to ceiling. Turnberry’s iconic tower uses glass like a jeweler uses diamonds: to reflect and dazzle. Zapata is famed for combining clean, dynamically shaped structures with warm, inviting spaces. These spaces allow for traditional home living in his modernist masterpieces.
With twelve years of experience as a senior design architect for Morris Lapidus, renowned architect of the Fontainebleau Hotel, Mr. Swedroe has an extraordinary talent for detail. He creates superb floor plans that optimize space, flow and ocean views. Fueled by a desire to maximize the quality of life in multi-residential buildings, the Yale-educated Mr. Swedroe has introduced trailblazing concepts like flow-through-view residences and direct-entry elevators that eliminate long public corridors. Mr. Swedroe has always been at the forefront of innovation. His ingenious designs include highly glazed modern structures and the world’s tallest known oceanfront condominium with all private-entry elevators.
President Residential Development
Dan Riordan serves as President of Residential for Turnberry Associates, and is responsible for the entire residential division, including building development and real estate initiatives. Riordan’s career spans over three-decades and can be accredited with the marketing and selling of more than 3,000 condominium units valued in excess of $2.5 billion. During his 18-year tenure with Turnberry, Riordan has been an integral part of the organization’s growth and success. He is currently at the helm of the firm’s most luxurious vision in its 50 year history, Turnberry Ocean Club Residences. This 54-story glass tower is set to change the skyline of Sunny Isles Beach.
Rich’s commitment to distinction and lasting value is evident in the luxury developments he has had the opportunity to plan, design and build. With more than 35 years of experience, his primary strength is in the design of international resorts and residential communities. As Associate Principal of EDSA, he approaches each project with an understanding of the broader picture but also sees the value of viewing every assignment with a critical eye – placing importance on innovative design and material selection. Practicing since 1960, EDSA, an internationally renowned planning, landscape architecture and urban design firm, has been creating sustainable outdoor environments to live, work, learn and play.
Founder and Principal of CCID, Janice Clausen has over 25 years experience in designing luxury hotel and resort interiors across a broad geographical spectrum. Her innovative designs have garnered numerous international awards and have contributed to successful properties with high levels of guest satisfaction. Jan’s ability to combine contemporary design elements with indigenous cultural icons and materials, provide for an integrated hotel or resort that blends into its setting, and provides that unique element of including the hotel guest in the local experience.
ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
Exclusive Sales Partner
The fastest growing luxury real estate brokerage firm in South Florida, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has nine offices in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor Islands, Brickell and Key Biscayne, and has recruited more than 550 agents since its inception in 2008. The direct affiliation with Sotheby’s and Sotheby’s International Realty has offered the company unparalleled, global reach – an attribute sellers reap the full benefit of as their homes receive prime exposure to a network of more than 17,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 800 offices in 61 countries and territories. With the close of 2014, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty achieved sales of more than $2.6 billion, and under the direction of CEO Mayi de la Vega, realized a 56 percent growth year-over-year from 2013, the largest growth rate to date. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty also holds the majority market share of condominiums sold for over $1 million in South Florida. In addition to its luxury brokerage division, the firm also boasts a development sales division representing some of South Florida’s most successful and prestigious condo developments with a total inventory of over $3 billion