Miami was destined to be an international city. But it hadn’t been effectively marketed that way until 1983, when Edgardo Defortuna started a general real estate brokerage firm. He achieved unprecedented success by bringing luxury buyers to Miami from throughout the Americas, and consequently helped shape the future of South Florida as a global real estate market.

In the early 1990s, Fortune Development Sales was formed to serve a new market niche: exclusive on-site sales representation for the developers of residential condominium projects. Through the steady creation of a global network of buyers and brokers, Fortune quickly established itself as the largest full-service sales organization in the marketplace. By the end of the 1990s, having evolved its market penetration, capabilities, resources and relationships, Fortune International Group created its proprietary development platform.

As a fully integrated development company, consisting of experienced in-house architects, designers, engineers and construction professionals, Fortune has consistently proven what can be accomplished by expert supervision across every aspect of any specific project. As a result, Fortune has developed some of South Florida’s most innovative and luxurious residential buildings, including all of the Jade branded projects (Jade Residences at Brickell Bay, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean and, now, Jade Signature).

Today, Fortune forges ahead as a major real estate powerhouse, continuously expanding its development and sales presence in South Florida, as well as new, international markets.