Ending a courtship that began when Jackie sued Craig over a shared private jet, two very different giants of Miami real estate from very different real estate families, Craig Robins, developer of the super-high-design focused Miami Design District, and Jackie Soffer, who has developed everything from many, many condo towers and hotels to Aventura Mall (her personal domain in the Soffer empire), the third largest mall in the United States, have just gotten married.
It happened sometime in the last few days at a private ceremony in Tennessee. Craig confirmed the news to Curbed Miami by saying "True it is. Thank you." We didn't follow up asking for details, for fear of disturbing them wherever they may be on their honeymoon. Although the two have thus far kept their real estate empires separate, and it would be unfair to them to suggest an impending Aventura Mallification of the Design District, or a flock of Turnberry condo towers descending on the Design District, or vice-versa (the possibilities are endless...), the Miami real estate ramifications of the partnership are undeniably huge.
· A Day in the Life of Craig Robins [Wall Street Journal]
· Miami Design District coverage [Curbed Miami]
· Aventura Mall coverage [Curbed Miami]
· The Fontainebleau to be 100% Soffer Fam Owned Yet Again [Curbed]
· Under LeFrak & Soffer Families Biscayne Landing Getting More Gigantic [CM]
· Design District Plans Getting Bigger, but Not if a Private Jet Lawsuit Stops it in its Tracks [Curbed Miami]
· How Craig Robins Made the Design District Go Boom [Curbed Miami]