Saunders & Associates, the leading real estate brokerage firm in the Hamptons, announced today their new alliance with Miami based real estate brokerage firm, Fortune International Group, to refer clients between their respective markets. Both firms are independently owned and operated, sharing the same core belief: Service is Luxury.
Fortune International Group, led by CEO Edgardo Defortuna, has been a recognized leader in development, sales and marketing since 1983. With over 7,000 units and 9 million square feet of projects delivered, the company’s prestigious development portfolio includes many of the most prominent residential properties in South Florida including St. Regis Residences, Sunny Isles Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Pompano Beach, Nexo Residences, Jade Signature, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach, Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, Jade Residences Brickell, Jade Beach, Jade Ocean, and Hyde Resort & Residences Hollywood.
“We had spoken with a number of brokerages in the Hamptons over the years and what impressed us the most is Saunders’ client-first approach,” said Edgardo Defortuna, CEO of Fortune International Group. “We are excited to enable Fortune to have a direct reach into one of the wealthiest enclaves in the nation.”
“There have never been more synergies between New York and South Florida than there are today. Our clients are their clients and we have every confidence that they will deliver the same white glove service that has elevated our company to being the leading brokerage in the Hamptons in just over a decade. Our approach and corporate culture is a perfect fit,” said Andrew Saunders, President of Saunders & Associates.
Fortune Development Sales is the premier, exclusive on-site sales and marketing representative for third-party development projects in South Florida, having sold more than 25,000 units and currently representing some of South Florida’s most successful projects such as: Cipriani Residences, Missoni Baia, Una Residences, 2000 Ocean, 57 Ocean, Monaco Yacht Club & Residences, Okan Tower, One Park Tower, Baccarat and Casa Bella Residences, among others.
Led by President Andrew Saunders, Saunders & Associates is the largest locally owned and operated brokerage firm in the Hamptons, with $2.6 Billion sold and rented in 2021. Saunders & Associates was founded by Andrew Saunders, a successful Sotheby’s agent and Hamptons developer. The first office was opened in Bridgehampton in October 2008, a few weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed and the stock market crashed. The company has since evolved into the most effective and largest locally owned real estate brokerage firm in the Hamptons. The firm has 260 agents, five real estate offices, and an affiliated title business, New York Title Abstract Services, Inc. (NewYorkTitle.com).
The company was founded with the mandate to create a Hamptons-focused real estate brokerage firm which treats its agents like customers and mobilizes significant resources in connection with their efforts to list and to sell properties. The firm created an in-house advertising agency which is staffed with 16 full-time photographers, videographers, graphic designers, web designers, social media experts, IT tech support and a copy writer. Controlling every component of a marketing endeavor enables us to be agile and exploit opportunities that assist in getting our listings seen and sold.