March 22, 2018
More than 500 attendees from across the globe, notable in real estate, design, architecture, the arts, etc., converged in Sunny Isles Beach to commemorate the highly-anticipated opening of Miami’s most architecturally extraordinary oceanfront address: Jade Signature. Developed by Fortune International Group and created by Herzog & de Meuron, hundreds were in attendance to celebrate the official opening of the tower, which has been a hot-spot for luxury buyers worldwide

The celebration, which took place Friday, March 16, treated guest to an array of festivities, including a performance by Yoli Mayor of “America’s Got Talent” fame, 25-person orchestra, booming taiko drummers, and a heart-pounding fireworks show over the Atlantic Ocean.

VIPs in attendance included developers Edgardo and Ana Cristina Defortuna; interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon from Paris, France; Jason Frantzen, partner with Herzog & de Meuron from Basel, Switzerland; Miami-based landscape architect Raymond Jungles; City of Sunny Isles Beach Vice Mayor Dana Goldman; Sunny Isles Beach Commissioner Larisa Svechin; Sunny Isles Beach Commissioner Jeanette Gatto; business executive Carlos Mattos; Fran Scola, Chief Financial Officer of OKO Group; Andy Mitchell, President and CEO of The Fairwinds Group; and Marcelo Kingston, Managing Director of Multiplan Real Estate Asset Management.

“Being surrounded by our collaborators, colleagues, clients, family and friends for this long-awaited celebration was an amazing honor,” said Edgardo Defortuna.  “We have worked tirelessly to bring this property to the market.  Seeing Jade Signature completed — along with the tremendous praise by our buyers — gives me an enormous sense of pride.”

Jade Signature was developed under the leadership of husband-and-wife team Edgardo and Ana Cristina Defortuna of Fortune International Group, designed by the Pritzker-Prize winning architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with Parisian interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR) and landscape architect Raymond Jungles, and financing provided by HSBC. Sales and construction began in 2013. 95%+ of the 192 residences have been purchased by an array of buyers spanning the U.S., Latin America and Europe.