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Don & Jeff Soffer

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Don opened his first shopping mall with his father when he was 24 years old. He then came down to South Florida and purchased almost 1,000 acres of marshland in northern Dade County in 1967, filled the area, and created what is today Aventura. His son Jeff followed in his footsteps into real estate and hospitality with the $500 million makeover of his world-renowned Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

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Keith Menin

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

The descendent of a long-time Miami Beach family, Menin is well entrenched in the scene. He’s a member of the Galbut family, which provided him with both the means and the know-how to open his first hotel when he was just 24. But his heritage didn’t guarantee success; that was Menin’s doing. He parlayed that venture into additional hotel projects, including the Raffaello Hotel in Chicago and the Mondrian South Beach, where he partnered with the established Morgans Hotel Group (the brand behind the Delano and Shore Club) for the company’s first residential project. Menin’s newest projects, the newly-remodeled Shelborne hotel and its American Brasserie, Vesper, have earned due acclaim.

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Shareef Malnik and Gabrielle Anwar

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

He is the owner of The Forge, a Miami restaurant that has taken the culinary world by storm, creating a dining destination that is rich in style and offers world-class food, wine and entertainment. She is the star of USA’s Burn Notice and has had leading roles alongside Hollywood’s biggest names, like Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman. Together, the two are the pinnacle of skill and first-class style.

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Al & Nancy Malnik

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Al and Nancy Malnik are lifetime benefactors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and have hosted the organizations’ annual Garden Party for six consecutive years. Al Malnik received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Washington University, went on to serve in the US Army, and finally graduated from the University of Miami of Law, receiving his JB and LLB Degrees. After 10 years of practicing law, Al went into the real estate development and finance businesses. He also opened up the second-oldest restaurant in South Florida, The Forge Restaurant. He has four kids with his first spouse and six with Nancy Malnik.

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Diego And Gisela Lowenstein

Friday, April 13th, 2012

He comes from a family of generational successful entrepreneurs and is the CEO of Lionstone Development, which began acquiring an impressive portfolio of properties in South Florida about five decades ago. The group is behind signature developments in Miami like the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, and the EPIC Hotel and Residences, plus a slew of international resort properties. Diego recently partnered with Sir Richard Branson in his newest venture to bring Virgin Hotels to a global audience, beginning in cities across North America and London. She, a hospitality guru in her own right, launched a home improvement system aptly named The Glow System to aid the masses in living an organized life. Together they run a “glowing” household.

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