• "Monica and her team offer a truly exceptional experience, bespoke from beginning to end. Their expertise and knowledge of the South Florida market made us feel confident that we were making the right decision as we made our first purchase in Miami. "

    — Edward Dier | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Monica Defortuna

Monica Defortuna

Vice President

Get To Know Me

Monica Defortuna is Vice President of Fortune International Realty. Since its founding in 1990 by her brothers, Walter and Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune has grown in reputation and experience as the premier Latin American real estate firm in South Florida and is the largest family-owned and operated real estate firm in Florida.
 
Ms. Defortuna, a native of Cordoba, Argentina, joined the firm at its incept, bringing with her a background that includes a law degree from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina, and a master's degree in Administrative Law.
 
Ms. Defortuna specializes in both commercial and luxury residential properties and is in the top half of 1 percent of Real Estate Agent in the United States. She has sold luxury property in Key Biscayne, Brickell, Fisher Island, Coconut Grove, Hibiscus, Palm, and Star Islands, as well as luxury condominiums in such exclusive, high-profile properties as The Ocean Club, Grand Bay, Santa Maria, Bristol, Jade, Icon Brickell, Portofino, The Bath Club, The Setai, Akoya, Ocean One and Two, Continuum, Four Seasons, One Bal Harbour and Bellini.

As vice president of a family-owned and operated business, Monica Defortuna is most particular about providing clients with a personal level of assistance which is a key factor in the growth and reputation of her family’s firm. To ensure this level of service, she has assembled, with herself at the helm, a team of real estate professionals that includes a senior real estate associate whose specialty is international marketing, plus two assistants. In addition to Fortune’s marketing department, Ms. Defortuna taps the services of a top creative director whose specialty is the luxury market resulting in exclusive direct mail pieces tailored to each property’s outstanding qualities and target audience.
 
Ms. Defortuna’s personal close links with top real estate brokers in the United States, Latin America, and throughout the world, as well as her active membership as vice president of the Argentine Chamber of Commerce, resulted in key referrals that further enhance the qualities that rank her as one of the top-tier real estate professionals in South Florida.

The Defortuna Experience

The Defortuna Group is made up of Luxury Real Estate Specialists that will meet your every need in the Miami Real Estate Market – From Condos to Single Family Homes, for investments or for the next special place you will call Home. With over 30 years of experience, we truly feel FORTUNATE. The Group enjoys the support of a full-time office staff and access to the broad client base of the firm’s associates, as well as Fortune’s in-house marketing department. The department is made up of marketing specialists, real estate professionals, graphic designers, copywriters, social media specialists and media acquisition professionals.

 

In addition to Fortune’s marketing department, Ms. Defortuna taps the services of a top creative director whose specialty is the luxury market resulting in exclusive direct mail pieces tailored to each property’s outstanding qualities and target audience.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

The Defortuna Group made the entire home-buying process so seamless and smooth. She offered so much wisdom and advice and we always felt had our best interests in mind when recommending places. She went above and beyond to secure us our dream home - always available and communicative during the whole process and continued to be helpful even after the sale was complete. I could not recommend Stephanie eno...

— Katie W.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Stephanie helped our family maneuver putting out previous property on the market and purchasing our new home impeccably. She was kind, gracious, and extremely responsive. Her knowledge of the local market was key to making sure we didn't give anything away but also not overpay. It was a pleasure working with her, and I highly recommend her services!

— Noa K.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Monica and her team offer a truly exceptional experience, bespoke from beginning to end. Their expertise and knowledge of the South Florida market made us feel confident that we were making the right decision as we made our first purchase in Miami.

— Edward Dier | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Stephanie is one of a kind, a true gem of an agent and person. From the moment we agreed to list our house she did everything she could to obtain a buyer and also to look after our individual needs. Even though I wasn’t the easiest to deal with at times, Nothing was too much hassle and I cannot speak highly enough of her skills and her outstanding knowledge of the local and international market. Stephani...

— Mark L.

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A New Visionary Partnership

DeFortune International Realty has joined forces with Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s premier luxury real estate brand and network. We would like to reflect our enhanced global reach and luxury capabilities as the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate for Miami-Dade and Broward counties, we will now be known as Fortune Christie’s International Real Estate.

We are excited for our clients to experience a number of new benefits including:

  • National and international exposure through Christie’s International Real Estate’s powerful network that spans nearly 50 countries and territories on six continents.
  • Enhanced online exposure for luxury properties on Christie’s International Real Estate’s website(ChristiesRealEstate.com).
  • Digital syndication of luxury property listings on MansionGlobal.com, WSJ.com, MarketWatch.com, JamesEdition.com, Barrons.com, PropGoLuxury.com, and ft.com (Financial Times).
  • Specially negotiated advertising opportunities in top-tier media including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Country Life, and Robb Report.
  • Exposure via Christie’s International Real Estate’s social media and PR campaigns.
  • Access to more than 15,000 luxury properties in cities all over the world, and a global network of nearly 9,000 real estate professionals to offer you the highest level of service wherever your real estate needs take you.
  • Unique marketing and promotional opportunities with Christie’s venerable art and luxury business including: Point-of-sale marketing in Christie’s salesrooms and offices; marketing opportunities at Christie’s auctions and special events; enhanced access to Christie’s auction, private sale, and appraisal services through a dedicated liaison.
  • A proprietary technology pl@tform™ that further enhances client service.

Work With Us

The Defortuna Group is made up of Luxury Real Estate Specialists that will meet your every need in the Miami Real Estate Market – From Condos to Single Family Homes, for investments or for the next special place you will call Home. With over 30 years of experience, we truly feel FORTUNATE. The Group enjoys the support of a full-time office staff and access to the broad client base of the firm’s associates, as well as Fortune’s in-house marketing department. The department is made up of marketing specialists, real estate professionals, graphic designers, copywriters, social media specialists and media acquisition professionals.