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 20 offices worldwide with nearly 1,000 agents. In addition, its prestigious development portfolio includes many of the most prominent residential properties in South Florida including Jade Signature, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Pompano Beach, The St. Regis Residences, Sunny Isles Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach, Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, Jade Residences Brickell, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, and Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood.
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. Defortuna is also recognized for contributing to the internationalization of Miami and its reputation as a global business, trade, and vacation hub.
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.
He is a proud husband to luxury real estate trailblazer, Ana Cristina Defortuna, and father to five beautiful children. Defortuna is an avid lover of sports, both as a participant and spectator. He is a world traveler and adventurer, with a passion to seek new experiences and build relationships.