Company Profile
 
COMPANY PROFILE
 

Fortune International Realty was founded in 1983 by Edgardo Defortuna. Since then, the company experienced exponential growth to include brokerage activities, property management, financing, new development sales and proprietary developments. What started as a boutique company has now become one of the leading real estate firms in South Florida with 12 local offices as well as 6 international locations.

Fortune opened its first office in Key Biscayne and later expanded to other key areas of Miami. In 2001 a new branch was opened in Brickell in order to handle the sales of Jade Residences at Brickell Bay, the first proprietary development of its parent company, Fortune International Group.

Fortune's remarkable success is a result of its steadfast commitment to best-in-class service and unparalleled market expertise, two of its most fundamental brand missions. Since the company's inception, FIR has effectively adapted to dynamic/evolving market fluctuations while continuing to uphold its dedication to the highest standard of professional excellence and integrity.  These are just a few of the many reasons Fortune International is widely recognized among industry peers and discerning clientele as a leading luxury real estate organization in South Florida.

Today, Fortune International is proud to be a member of Who’s Who in Real Estate, a premier global organization that brings together worldwide industry leaders and luxury properties from all over the world; and it was awarded “Best Real Estate Agent and Best Floridian Agent” by The Bentley International Property Awards.

Fortune International Group is the exclusive sales firm for some of the most prominent high-end developments in South Florida today: SLS Lux, Brickell Heights and Nine in Brickell; Opera Tower, Paramount Bay, One Paraiso, Paraiso Bay and Paraiso Bayviews in Edgewater; 4 Midtown and Hyde Suites & Residences in Midtown Miami; 1 Hotel & Homes in South Beach; and Hyde Hotel and Residences in Hollywood Beach among others.

Fortune International Group and Realty have forged strategic alliances with some of the most successful real estate firms in gateway cities to provide its clientele and agent base with a unique, influential global network.

 

AWARDS

2010 - Fortune Associates Awards
Fortune awards each year a select number of their associates for their outstanding performance and productivity.

2005 - Bentley International Property Awards - United Kingdom
Fortune International Realty was awarded "4th Best Floridian Estate Agent" in the World's Best Developers & Estate Agents Award 2005. This prestigious award identifies the leading Developers and Estate Agents worldwide and it’s celebrating its 12th anniversary. The scoring system and judging criteria set objective standards in a large unregulated field at international levels.

2004 - Bentley International Property Awards - United Kingdom
Fortune International Realty was awarded "4th Best American Estate Agent" in The Bentley International Property Awards 2004. This prestigious award identifies the leading Developers and Estate Agents worldwide and it’s celebrating its 11th anniversary. The scoring system and judging criteria set objective standards in a large unregulated field at international levels.

2004 - Miami Beach Chamber Diamond Palm Award - Miami Beach, FL
Fortune International Realty was awarded the "Diamond Palm Award" for Business Excellence for the contribution of the company to the Miami Beach community. Key judgment criteria included leadership, business integrity, growth, employment generation, among others.

2003 - Bentley International Property Awards - United Kingdom
Fortune International Realty was awarded "4th Best Floridian Estate Agent" in the World's Best Developers & Estate Agents Award 2003. This is a very prestigious award which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The scoring system and judging criteria set objective standards in a large unregulated field at international levels.

2003 - Sun Post Best of the Best Issue - Miami, FL
Fortune International Realty was recognized as the "Best Real Estate Company" in Miami-Dade County in “The 2003 “Best of the Best” issue, thanks to its image and complete array of products.



MEMBERSHIPS

Board of Realtors
  • National Board of Realtors
  • Florida Board of Realtors
  • Greater Miami and the Beaches Board of Realtors
  • Miami Dade Board of Realtors
  • Ft. Lauderdale Board of Realtors
  • Palm Beach Board of Realtors
  • Broward County Board of Realtors
Chambers of Commerce:
  • Chamber of Commerce of Miami Beach
  • Chamber of Commerce of Coral Gables
  • Chamber of Commerce of Key Biscayne
  • Chamber of Commerce of Mexico
  • Chamber of Commerce of Argentina
 
Master Broker Forum:

This exclusive selective organization invites only the top producers in Dade County to join, creating an outstanding networking opportunity in Miami 's luxury market.

FBBA (Florida Business Brokerage Association):

This is critical to promote business listings. There is a special password protected web site, accessible only by members to search and list business opportunities.

International Council of Shopping Centers:

This organization provides reports, statistics and information exchanged about shopping centers and commercial real estate transactions.

BBF (Business Broker of Florida):

This entity has the responsibly of keeping an updated database of associates involved in Business Brokerages.

IBBA (International Business Broker Association):

This organization has the same scope of the FBBA but on international level. Application submitted.