A Team of Visionaries in Miami Beach

Lissoni Inc.

Lissoni Inc. is the New York-based design* practice of architect** and designer* Piero Lissoni. It is an extension of Lissoni Associati, the interdisciplinary studio established by Piero Lissoni and Nicoletta Canesi in Milan in 1986. Throughout the years, Lissoni® has built an international reputation for distinctive architecture and design anchored in thoughtful exploration with its diverse clients. The firm brings a rigorous approach to each assignment that results in authentic and exceptional concept solutions for spaces that occupy unique environments. The practice is committed to a holistic approach to place-making that synthesizes global influences, context, and innovation. Each project is approached as an opportunity for scholarship and innovation, and in keeping with the heritage of the Italian Renaissance, every element of the human experience is taken into consideration as the concept evolves. Lissoni® has established itself as an international design force with a world-renowned portfolio of projects that include hotels, restaurants, public spaces, and luxury residences.

*Not licensed in Florida **Licensed in New York and Italy

Piero Lissoni, Principal, Lissoni Inc.

Optimum Development USA

Head-quartered in Miami, with offices in New York and Europe, Optimum Development USA specializes in the investment, development and curation of ultra-luxury condominiums, high-end retail, strategically located lifestyle boutique hotels and Class A office buildings in prime locations throughout the world.

Via an extensive portfolio valued in excess of $2 billion in global real estate development and investments, Optimum strives to ensure not only a soundly diversified financial portfolio but also excellence in design, construction, engineering and urban planning. Among the company’s most notable recent projects are The Celino Hotel in Miami Beach, a Small Luxury Hotels of the World brand as well as Ocean Drive’s largest Art Deco property; 160 Imlay in Brooklyn, a luxury residential condominium conversion that was formerly the New York Dock Co.; 350 Broadway NY, a high-end residential project; Labels Berlin 1 and 2 in Germany; and a portfolio of Life Science properties in greater Boston.

Ricardo Tabet, CEO, Optimum Development USA


Arquitectonica is an architecture, interior design and planning firm founded in Miami in 1977 as an experimental design studio. Led by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, the studio has evolved into a worldwide practice, combining the principals’ creative spirit with the delivery acumen of an established, international architectural firm.

Highly regarded as pioneers of globalization within the architecture community, Arquitectonica’s work spans fifty-eight countries across four continents, including university campuses, resorts and casinos, hotels, residential condominium towers, retail centers and office buildings. Internationally recognized projects include the Microsoft Europe Headquarters in Paris, the Bronx Museum in New York, the headquarters of the Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China in Shanghai, the Mall of Asia in Manila, the US Embassy in Lima and the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Principal, Arquitectonica

Fortune Development Sales

Fortune Development Sales is the premier, exclusive on-site sales and marketing representative for third-party development projects in South Florida, having represented more than eighty of South Florida’s most successful projects. Led by visionary founder Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune Development Sales has eighteen offices around the world with nearly 1,000 associates and a worldwide brokerage network reaching prospective buyers from South Florida to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to São Paolo, and Manhattan to Paris.

Fortune Development Sales is an affiliate of Fortune International Group, a recognized leader in development, sales and marketing since 1983. The company’s current development portfolio includes many of the most prominent residential properties in South Florida including Jade Signature, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach, Auberge Beach Residences and Spa, Fort Lauderdale and Hyde Resort & Residences, Hollywood.

Edgardo Defortuna, Founder & CEO, Fortune International GroupInt. Grp.