May 15, 2018
Local leaders, luminaries and real estate professionals recently converged at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach sales gallery for an in-depth discussion about the state of the Sunny Isles Beach real estate market.

Fortune International Group and Château Group, developers of The Residences, hosted the panel in tandem with real estate news outlet PROFILEmiami, spotlighting important insights about the City and its continued growth.

Demetri Demascus, editor of PROFILEmiami, moderated the May 2 symposium, which included participation by Edgardo Defortuna, President and CEO of Fortune International Group; City of Sunny Isles Beach Vice Mayor Dana Goldman; Jorge L. Guerra Jr., President of the Miami Association of Realtors; and Boris Kozolchyk, Colliers International Executive Vice President and a local expert on growth and retail in Sunny Isles Beach.

“The events we host in our sales gallery give us the opportunity to be a resource for real estate professionals and homebuyers alike, offering important information about the local market as well as trends in development,” said Edgardo Defortuna.

“Having a deeper understanding of what is contributing to South Florida’s exponential growth – and the Sunny Isles market, specifically – is key for brokers and their buyers and important for the market as a whole,” said Manuel Grosskopf, CEO of Château Group.

Attendees of the breakfast event were locked in discussion about the strong retail and development growth that has taken hold in Sunny Isles Beach, including an analysis of some of the major factors that have contributed to the area’s recent construction boom.

“I am delighted that I was able to participate in this special panel, which generated important feedback about the evolution of Sunny Isles Beach and what’s on the horizon for this vibrant market,” added Vice Mayor Dana Goldman. “The event was filled with important input, and the team behind The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach created an unparalleled, elegant experience for myself as well as their guests.”

Designed by Arquitectonica with interiors by Florentine architect Michele Bönan, The Residences — comprised of 212 luxurious oceanfront condos — will have a private club level on the 33 rd floor, as well as a beach restaurant, pool deck, fitness center, kids club and spa, among other top-tier amenities and services. Residences start at $2.6 million with penthouses offered upwards of $25 million. For additional information, call 305.503.5811 or visit

About the Project Developers

Fortune International Group

The name Fortune International Group is synonymous with excellence and an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service in the world of luxury real estate. Visionary founder Edgardo Defortuna has set new industry standards ever since the company’s founding in 1983. Fortune is a recognized leader in both the development and sales and marketing of South Florida luxury real estate with a portfolio that includes residential, mixed-use, condo hotel and office-condo projects. The company’s developments include Jade Signature, Jade Residences at Brickell Bay, 1200 Brickell, Artech, Le Meridian Sunny Isles Beach, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale and Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood. Florentine architect and interior designer of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach, Michele Bönan is often portrayed as the “Architetto eclecttico” — owing to his extraordinary sense of style and fastidious yet sensitive attention to detail. He has created memorable habitations across the globe. Possessing an exceptional ability to preserve historical buildings whilst integrating such into coveted contemporary designs, Bönan entwines all the glories of the past with the dynamism of the future.

The Château Group

The Château Group, founded under the leadership of Sergio and Manuel Grosskopf, has more than 35 years of experience in the development of real estate projects in South America and the United States. Château has participated in several major real estate endeavors over the last several years, Château introduced the concept of Mall in Argentina with the development of Alto Palermo and Alto Avellaneda Malls in Buenos Aires and the entry of Wal-mart and Zara to the Argentinian market. In the residential field, Château Group developed of 1.6 million square feet distributed in the two most emblematic towers in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Château Libertador and Château Puerto Madero. In the United States, Château Group developed Château Beach Residences, a luxury high-rise condominium in Sunny Isles and finished the construction of FENDI Château Residences in Surfside, the first real estate development branded by FENDI worldwide. Other projects in the pipeline include 600 and 700 Biscayne (Miami, FL) and a mixed-use development in Hallandale Beach. In addition, Château Group has positioned itself as a high-end residential market leader in the world-renowned city of Punta del Este, Uruguay through the development of the new FENDI Château Residences, Le Jardin Residences, Beverly Tower, Coral Tower and Millenium Tower.