Management
 
EXECUTIVE TEAM
 
Edgardo DeFortuna | President
Walter DeFortuna | Chairman
Monica DeFortuna | Vice President
Ruth Palma | Vice President of Sales
 
MANAGEMENT
SALES DIRECTORS
 
Fabio Fernando Faerman | Director of Commercial Division
Amparo Fontanet | Marketing Director
Jasmin Aydagul | Senior Marketing & Communications Manager
Andrea Reyes | Assistant Manager
Juanita Santana-Devia | Accounting Manager
Genesis Abascal | 475 Brickell
Ruth Palma | 1300 & 1390 Brickell, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach
Terri Alvarez | 2666 Brickell
Cesar Youkhadar | Doral
 
 
Edgardo Defortuna
EDGARDO DEFORTUNA
President

Edgardo is the founder of the company and acts as Principal Broker. In addition to oversee all company performance, he is mostly focused on New Developments Sales and PR. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Miami and has a degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the National University of Argentina. Edgardo is the President of Fortune International (Development Group), and The Argentine Chamber of Commerce. He speaks fluent English and Spanish.

 
 
Walter Defortuna
WALTER DEFORTUNA
Chairman

He also oversees the overall operations of the company while mostly focusing on Marketing, Recruiting and Finance activities within the company. He has been strongly involved in the family business. He has also participated actively in senior management and board positions of blue chip companies in Argentina. Walter also participated on executive position within the Argentine Government during the nineties. He holds a PhD. in Economics from the National University of Argentina and he also is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant). He speaks fluent English and Spanish.
 
 
Monica Defortuna
MONICA DEFORTUNA
Vice President

Monica has been heavily involved in Sales, Alliances and Partnerships and Event Planning at Fortune International Realty for over 20 years. She has also led the restructuring of the International Division. Monica holds a Law Degree from the National University in Cordoba, Argentina and a Master Degree in Administrative Law. She also acquired professorial experience by delivering lectures and seminars. After relocating to the US she also gain International Law experience. Monica practiced law in Argentina for ten years as legal advisor for several international companies and local banks, such as Banco Comercial Hipotecario and Edificadora de Cordoba. Monica is a member of the Board of the Argentine Chamber of Commerce. She speaks fluent English and Spanish.
 
 
Ruth Palma
RUTH PALMA
Vice President of Sales & Sales Director

Ruth joined Fortune in 1997. She began as an assistant manager and rapidly advanced to a chief managerial position of several Fortune offices including: 1390, 1300, Icon Brickell and Sunny Isles. She holds a Bachelor degree in the Political Sciences, and is a paralegal. Ruth’s extreme dedication to promoting and expanding the Fortune International brand, has made her a highly sought after commodity within the company. She is responsible for over $504,000,000 in sales in 2012 alone.
 
 
Fabio Faerman
FABIO FERNANDO FAERMAN
Commercial Director

Fabio Faerman, Commercial Director of Fortune International Realty, manages operations and the development of the commercial division’s various project initiatives. Additionally, and FA commercial Advisor Team. Previously he oversaw the commercial division at Terrabella Realty Aventura and held an advisement role as project manager at International Development Group Inc.
Mr. Faerman is a specialist in identifying and evaluating commercial investment opportunities, particularly in the South Florida market, and presents projects in the Worldwide Congress of Architects in Barcelona as an Architect.Mr. Faerman was a developer and owner of Faerman & Grossman for 15 years and Senior Architect and President of Faerman & Associates, a firm offering project design and construction management services for retail companies in Argentina. He holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture and Masters degree in construction and real estate from the Universidad Politecnica in Madrid. he currently holds a position on the 1060 Brickell & in the Millecento Condominium Board as vice president. He hold a CCIM degree and a Broker license.
 
 
Amparo Fontanet
AMPARO FONTANET
Marketing Director

Amparo Fontanet joined Fortune in 2003 after acquiring her real estate license. She closed various real estate transactions, which provided her with valuable insight into a realtor's marketing needs and the real estate market in South Florida. Her experience in the field afforded her a position in the firm’s marketing department as marketing coordinator to later be in charge of designing the firm's marketing collateral and corporate website. She strengthen her marketing expertise by earning a Master's Degree in Online Marketing and consequently she developed and implemented new marketing strategies. Ms. Fontanet is committed to developing the firm's luxury brand identity and understands that offering the best service to its sales associates is the best way to serve its clients.

Ms. Fontanet graduated in 1996 from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a degree in Communication Arts and she worked in the entertainment field for 7 years. She was exposed to highly demanding situations, which developed her strong communications skills, flawless professional approach and innovative thinking.
 
 
Jasmin Aydagul
JASMIN AYDAGUL
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

Jasmin Aydagul handles communications and marketing initiatives for Fortune International Realty. She began her career in New York City in public relations working with a roster of luxury, fashion and lifestyle clientele. Ms. Aydagul then followed her passion for the real estate industry wherein she became a licensed agent and managed a top-producing team at Compass, a tech-based real estate firm. Her market knowledge was furthered enhanced when she worked in corporate operations at Town Residential, a top Manhattan brokerage, alongside the President of Sales and Vice President of Leasing. Ms. Aydagul’s current role at Fortune International Realty marries her professional experiences and know-how to implement creative projects, solidifying our organization’s luxury brand identity.
 
 



JUANITA SANTANA-DEVIA
Accounting Manager

Juanita joined Fortune 3 years ago and is Responsible for the Accounting and Bank Relationships for the North Region. She is a Public Notary and has an active Mortgage Broker license. Before Fortune she worked for a non-profit organization. She was the Director of a Pre-School institute with over 200 children. Juanita is a School Teacher with a specialization on Early Childhood. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
 
 
Genesis Abascal
GENESIS ABASCAL
Sales Director

Genesis joined Fortune in 2005 working at the 1390 Brickell office, quickly enhancing her knowledge and expertise on the South Florida real estate market. Her specialities include rental and sales transactions, client relations and new agent acquisitions. Now as manager of the Icon Brickell office, Genesis manages a team of agents, overseeing Icon Brickell condominium and Brickell area sales and rentals.

 
 
Andrea Reyes
ANDREA REYES
Assistant Manager

Andrea Reyes joined Fortune International Realty in 2006 working alongside the vice president of sales. She currently manages all agent and transactional-related initiatives including sales commissions and contracts, recruiting, listings and administrative activities at the 1390 Brickell Avenue office. Ms. Reyes' keen industry insight and experience has become an integral part of Fortune’s distinguished management and agent support team.
 
 
Terri Alvarez
TERRI ALVAREZ
Sales Director

Maria joined Fortune in 1989 and obtained her Real Estate License in 1979. She has acted as Sales Director of the Main Office and the Coral Gables Branch. Recently she has been selected to coordinate the legal department of the company. She is a CRB (Certified Residential Broker). Maria participates actively in a number of committees such as the Board of Realtors, Manager's Council and other non-for profit organizations. She has an Art Degree at the Miami Dade Community College. Maria is fluent in English and Spanish.