MIAMI, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that confirms the renewed vitality of real estate and construction in Florida's Palm Beach County, Michael Capponi, Chairman of Capponi Construction Group, LLC, and Vanessa Grout, CEO of luxury real estate firm Douglas Elliman, Florida Brokerage, marked the grand opening of a shared office at 444 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton, Florida.
Notables in attendance at the July 26th office ribbon-cutting and after-party at Racks Downtown Eatery & Tavern in Mizner Park (Boca Raton) included Mayor Susan Whelchel; Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie; Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams; restaurateur Dennis Max, founder of Max Restaurant Group; Jamie Telchin of LXR Development/One Thousand Ocean; Adolfo Cotilla of ACAI Associates; Beau Breckenridge, Senior Vice President US Trust; Reid Boren, Principal of K&B Equity Group; Richard and Robin Bernstein, CEO Of Richard Bernstein and Associates; Andres Fanjul, Associate, Sun Capital Partners; William Eubanks of William R. Eubanks Antiques and Interior Design; architect Reinaldo Borges; and Jim Pappas, CEO of Pappas Enterprises. Rita Johnson, founder of the non-profit Shuzz Foundation, a Boca Raton-based charity that provides footwear for poverty-stricken children, accepted a donation from Capponi Construction Group and Douglas Elliman, Florida Brokerage, as part of the ceremonies.
Chairman Michael Capponi was joined by principals of Capponi Construction Group (CCG), including Kenneth J. Gross, President and CEO; Executive Vice President Robert Wrieden; and Todd Pennington, Director of Strategic Operations. Vanessa Grout, CEO of Douglas Elliman, Florida Brokerage was accompanied by company principals including Managing Broker Marisela Cotilla; Executive Vice President, Douglas Elliman Carlo Gambino; Pamela Gottfried and Senada Adzem.
The two firms, both specialists in luxury real estate and construction, chose Boca Raton as a strategic location for their expansions northward from Miami's Dade County. Capponi Construction Group, a bondable licensed Florida general contractor, is just one of Michael Capponi's multi-service, full lifestyle brands. His well-established group of companies encompasses construction, development, entertainment/hospitality, and philanthropy. His business presence in Boca Raton is expected to be an asset to the development and hospitality industries in Palm Beach County [http://www.capponiconstruction.com/].
Capponi's passion for developing and building economically successful, internationally renowned projects in South Florida make the collaboration with Douglas Elliman, Florida Brokerage in Boca Raton a natural expansion. Capponi Construction Group's successful renovations of landmarks include The Forge Restaurant and Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach; new projects include multi-million dollar residential projects. CCG is currently building an 8,900-square-foot luxury residence on Spanish Trail in Boca Raton.
Capponi Construction Group's principals are experienced leaders in the industry: Todd Pennington is a former Bovis Lend Lease Senior Vice President, Kenneth Gross is a former WCI Tower Division executive, and Robert Wrieden was the East Coast senior VP and director of construction for WCI Communities Inc. Since 2010, CCG has completed multiple building types, including new construction, renovations and the historic rehabilitation of private residences, estates, condominiums, high-end commercial projects, shopping centers and hotels. The company is committed to delivering the construction expertise valued by owners, architects and developers for their most ambitious residential and commercial projects.
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