HISTORY OF THE TURCHIN COMPANIES
The Turchin Companies is a dynamic organization, headed by 3rd generation designer/developer John Turchin, specializing in the fields of construction and development, design and consulting, luxury real estate sales and marketing, property management, alternative energies, fine art, interior design, retail and more. The Turchin Companies started out in construction in South Florida in 1927 and over the following decades built a well-deserved reputation as one of the premiere development companies in the state. The Turchin Companies is credited with building most of the high rises in Miami Beach. “It is no exaggeration to say that Turchin (Robert) built much of post-war Miami Beach…numbering upward of 200 buildings” (The Miami Herald). Upon graduating from Florida International University with a degree in construction management, John Turchin joined the family business following in his grandfather and father’s footsteps. After managing many of the company’s high rise projects of the late 70’s and 80’s, John eventually took over the company upon his father Robert’s, retirement. In the mid and late 90’s, The Turchin Companies played an integral role in restoring and re-building Miami Beach. Here, John Turchin combined his real estate talents, his flair for artistic construction, and his complete turnkey design elements and ideas, becoming known as an artist-in-action with an out-of-the-box business sense. Turchin grew a reputation as not just a creator of incredible properties, but more importantly as a creator of extraordinary lifestyles. John is proud to sit on the City of Miami Beach Design Review Board and has held an unlimited General Contractor’s License in South Florida since 1979. License#: CGC013663. The Turchin Companies is currently involved in a variety of projects throughout the Southeast.
In the early 2000’s, the company turned its attention to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and began to assemble a 1,350 acre tract of land that would soon become The Lodges at Eagles Nest – www.EaglesNestBE.com. Located in Banner Elk, North Carolina, a well kept secret vacation spot of the Turchin family since 1970, The Lodges at Eagles Nest is a world-renowned inspired Blue Ridge Mountain retreat with elevations of up to 5,200 feet above sea level. The Turchin Companies set out to create a place where residents would be reminded of their childhood summer camp experiences, only now with an unmatched sense of luxury and distinction. Homes at Eagles Nest were designed to combine a timeless sense of Appalachian architecture with John Turchin’s own unique signature “Miami Meets the Mountains” style. The process was seamless, with all creations coming from The Turchin Companies own private design center, The Great Train Robbery, which employed in-house architects, interior designers and contractors and was run by John Turchin’s wife, accomplished artist and designer, Susan Turchin. The result was a collection of some of the finest mountain homes east of the Rockies, delivered turn-key to new owners with “sheets on the beds and wine in the wine cellar.” The Lodges at Eagles Nest is the perfect mountain retreat for the whole family and the perfect showcase of John Turchin’s passion for creating art through architecture. See for yourself the lifestyle and extraordinary homes John created there at www.EaglesNestBE.com.
The Turchin Companies opened its own luxury real estate company in the North Carolina High Country in 2005. In addition to exclusively marketing the company’s signature development, The Lodges at Eagles Nest, for 10 years the firm focused on providing a superior level of real estate service, marketing, and expertise in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 2015, the firm was acquired by one of the largest Sotheby’s International Realty franchises in the world- Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 900 associates and employees in 32 locations throughout Florida and in the Carolinas. In 2014, the annual Real Trends 500 survey ranked the firm number 31 in its survey of the top U.S. residential sellers. As a member of the global Sotheby’s International Realty(r) network, with over 17,000 sales associates and 800 offices in 61 countries and territories world-wide, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty agents are local experts that think on a global level and specialize in the most unique properties in all price ranges throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains. With this alliance, John Turchin took a key position with the company in Business Development and The Mountain Group at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty was created. Headed by Derek Rowley, a real estate professional with over 12 years of experience in the luxury market, The Mountain Group at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in the most unique properties in Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, Burnsville, Lenoir, Lake James, Linville, Seven Devils, Spruce Pine, Sugar Mountain, Valle Crucis, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro and many other well kept secrets of The Blue Ridge Mountains.
Continuing the Sotheby’s International Realty connection, in 2013 Turchin’s North Carolina brokerage firm referred ONE Sotheby’s International Realty to the developers of 1000 Museum by Zaha Hadid resulting in ONE Sotheby’s International Realty obtaining the exclusive sales and marketing rights to undoubtedly the city’s most influential residential tower. This alignment also brought together The Turchin Group at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, with agents Alfred Chetram & Martina Formanek offering a stunning portfolio of luxury South Florida properties for sale and complete information on the hottest new condo towers and developments in the area.
Ever the visionary, The Turchin Companies then set its sights on renewable energies and in 2011 formed Eagle Electron Power Partners LLC. With The Turchin Companies host of development and construction professionals in solar development, technology, and design, the vision for the new company was simple; leverage existing infrastructure and combined skills to build and own solar electric power plants over the long term as well as residential and commercial installations for clients. Eagle Electron Power Partners’ combined 50 years of cumulative engineering experience, partnerships with the best solar equipment providers in the world, and expert knowledge of the many lucrative government rebates and tax incentives resulted in immediate success for the company. With three large commercial projects under its belt and many more in the works, Eagle Electron Power Partners has a very bright future ahead and is poised to take advantage of the booming alternative energy industry.