Haute 100 Miami Update: The Goldmans

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.  These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100ers who are making headlines.  Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today: The Goldman family.

The Goldmans
Category Originators
Company Goldman Properties
Industry Real Estate
What MADE Them Haute Tony Goldman came to South Beach to meet a friend for dinner one night in the early 1980s, and the rest, as they say, is history. Goldman Properties set up shop and transformed the Art Deco district into the thriving haven it is today. He also can be credited with the reinvention of Soho, the resurgence of Philadelphia’s Center City, and, with his son Joey, the revival of Miami’s Wynwood art district. Joey’s new restaurant, aptly named Joey’s, is the latest step in Goldman Properties’ formulated plan to transform Wynwood into a thriving live-work-play district. After five years as the associate fashion director for Saks, Jessica joined the family business in 1997 as a principal and managing partner and COO for the hospitality division, overseeing the company’s South Beach hotels.

What Makes Them Haute Now: This year, the Goldman’s South Beach property The Hotel created an oceanfront addition at 800 Ocean Drive, right above the News Cafe, in the heart of the thriving neighborhood that wouldn’t be where it is today without the visionary leadership of the Goldman family. So it’s fitting that on Saturday, May 8, the Miami Light Project will honor Tony Goldman during its annual Friends Dinner. Thanks to Tony’s dedication, and to the grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami Light Project has a new home: The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, in Wynwood. Envisioned as a performance studio that will be shared amongst non-profit art organizations, the Light Box is anticipated to open next January. Individual tickets to the dinner are $150, and host opportunities run from $1,000 to $10,000. For more information, call 305.576.4350.