Edgardo Defortuna is President, CEO and Founder of Fortune International Group, a Miami-based full-service real estate firm recognized throughout South Florida, Latin America and Europe as a leader in high-end luxury real estate. He oversees all of the company’s activities across all of its business units. Mr. Defortuna brings 30+ years of experience in the real estate industry and is considered a visionary and a driving force in South Florida real estate. Since its launch in 1983, Fortune International Group has been a preeminent leader in real estate sales, management, and development, successfully operating and building in South Florida’s best neighborhoods including Brickell, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach. Today, Fortune International Group maintains 18 offices worldwide with over 1000 agents. In addition, its portfolio of developments includes Jade Residences at Brickell Bay, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale, The Ritz-Carlton Sunny Isles Beach and Jade Signature. Fortune International Group is well-known around the world, with a strong presence in Latin America. The company has also penetrated the European and Asian market at full speed, with a special focus on Spain, Britain, France, Turkey and Russia. Through his company’s success, Mr. Defortuna is widely recognized for having made a significant contribution to the internationalization of Miami and its reputation as a global business, trade and vacation hub. A pioneer in many areas, Mr Defortuna can be credited for being of the first Miami developers to align with international “starchitects” to bring his vision to fruition. Fortune International Group has worked with the very best in the world including Herzog & De Meuron, Pierre Yves Rochon, Michele Bonan, Arquitectonica, Carlos Ott and others. According to Mr. Defortuna, “the keys to successful residential real estate development include market knowledge, construction experience and access to plenty of capital. Equally important are ambition and reputation.” Mr. Defortuna holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Argentina and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Miami (1982). He is fully fluent in English and Spanish, and is a member of the Mayor of Miami’s International Council and serves as Director of the Board of the Argentine-U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Miami. Defortuna is a major benefactor of PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami), is a member of the University of Miami Advisory Board, and is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors. On the personal front, Mr. Defortuna is married to Ana Cristina and has three children- Andres, Alexander and Edgardo. He is an avid lover of sports, as a participant as well as a spectator. He is passionate about traveling the world, and often intermingles his love for that with his business activities. Always looking at things from a global perspective and reach, Fortune International Group became an affiliate of Savills last year, which is one of the top three largest real estate companies in the world.