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.
Fortune is also the exclusive sales firm for some of the most prominent projects in South Florida today, such as Midtown Miami, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, NINE at Mary Brickell Village, SLS Lux & Paraiso Bay, among many others. Fortune International Group has 18 offices around the world with nearly 1,000 associates. Its international broker network reaches legions of prospective buyers from South Florida to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to São Paolo, and Manhattan to Paris.
Fortune International Group’s strength derives from the company’s ability to define a market and its needs with all forces that shape the industry.
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 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 Le Jardin Residences, Beverly Tower, Coral Tower and Millenium Tower.
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.
Based in Miami and with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila, Dubai, Lima and São Paulo, Arquitectonica is a major presence on the world architectural stage.
Founded in 1977, Principals Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear have continued exploring and pushing the limits of their innovative use of geometry, pattern, and color to introduce a new brand of humanistic modern design to the world.
Today their practice spans the globe, with projects in 54 countries on five continents. Over the years, Arquitectonica has received hundreds of design awards, and the firm’s groundbreaking work has been the subject of exhibitions at numerous museums and institutions. Well-known projects by Arquitectonica include the Microsoft Europe Headquarters in Paris, the Bronx Museum and Westin Times Square in New York, Festival Walk and the Cyberport Technology Campus in Hong Kong, the International Finance Center in Seoul, the headquarters of the Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China in Shanghai, the Mandarin Oriental Hotels in Shanghai and Guangzhou, the Mall of Asia in Manila, the Banco Santander Headquarters and W Torre Plaza in São Paulo, the U.S. Embassy in Lima, the Infinity Towers in San Francisco, the Hilton Americas in Houston, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences in Fort Lauderdale, the Philips Arena in Atlanta and the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
Acclaimed Florentine architect Michele Bönan, often portrayed as the “Architetto eclecttico”, owing to his extraordinary sense of style and fastidious yet sensitive attention to detail, has created memorable habitations all 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. An empathic auteur, he describes his client relationship as one not dissimilar to that of a film’s central character, in authoring design solutions. “When I take on a project, I adjust myself completely to the task and begin to reflect intently.
Comparable to a movie where I have the leading role, the production takes place in accordance to attire, identity, wishes and ideas which are related to poetry and aesthetic cultural sensitivity.” Compelled by an impassioned desire to perfect harmony, an extension of his relationship to chronology and continuity.
Bönan characteristically combines natural elements with contemporary elegance to create enduring design works within the industrial, architectural, interior and textile realms. Bönan has created an extraordinary array of awarded international hotels, including the Hotel Lungarno and the Hotel Continentale in Florence, the Hotel Portrait Suites in Rome, the Ristorante-Hotel “Casa Tua” in Miami, Cipriani Restaurant in Miami, and the Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence.