January 30, 2018
After a grand countdown to completion that featured the installation of a giant 65,000-pound, 38-year-old kapok tree at the tower’s base and the unveiling of “Bonhomme Universe,” the tower’s new gemstone snowman by Daniel Knorr, Jade Signature has officially received its temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) in Sunny Isles Beach. Closings have begun and residents are now slated to begin moving in within the next few weeks (January 30, 2018). 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. With this initial TCO achieved, the development team expects that the building will be fully completed for its official opening at the end of the first quarter.

“We are so proud to be of delivering this masterpiece to the world,” said Edgardo Defortuna, President and CEO of Fortune International Group. “Our buyers have long recognized our vision and strength, knowing full-well what the final result will be when a group of industry leaders set out to create something extraordinary.”

“Like the kapok tree’s symbolism of strength and resiliency, and the jewel-adorned, snowman-shaped ‘Bonhomme Universe’ sculpture’s embodiment of Miami’s unique diversity, Jade Signature, as a whole, is a testament to rare artistry and singular design,” Defortuna continued. “This particular project is the pinnacle of the Jade brand’s journey, representing the growth of a legacy and its future admiration by generations to come.”

While the tower is nearly sold out, Jade Signature has a limited selection of residences remaining among the tower’s most luxurious units. Known as “The Collection,” the portfolio is a compilation of two-story Sky Villas and penthouses, ranging from $14.2 million to $32.9 million. The Sky Villas feature flow-through views, expansive terraces, private elevators, smart technology, service quarters and PYR-designed bathroom cabinetry. There are also two, full-floor penthouses with all the features of the sky villa as well as a private pool, gym and 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Water and the Miami skyline. Additional availability includes 3- to 5-bedroom residences, with sizes starting at 3,312 square feet and prices starting at $4.8 million.