Marius Fortelni is the founding member of Alpha Blue Ventures, LLC, and the original visionary of Forte, its signature project located on the waterfront in West Palm Beach, Florida. Fueled by his passion for great architecture and unique real estate assets, Fortelni came to Southeast Florida in 2016 in search of waterfront land to develop. He was successful in gaining control of the current development site and is credited with creating the original architectural masterplan for the project. Fortelni continues to manage the architectural and design aspects of Forte.

Fortelni has over 40 years of international real estate development, construction, and finance experience. Early in his career Fortelni was a principal in a cement distribution company located in Africa and Saudi Arabia, and also managed the design and construction of large-scale residential subdivisions for the Royal Saudi Commission. In the U.S., Fortelni has developed and managed several residential projects throughout the New York metropolitan area with a focus on the Manhattan and Hamptons submarkets.

Fortelni currently lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York, where he manages his real estate development and management business.