Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Michael Capponi is helping out the victims of the hurricane in Haiti with an art exhibit featuring works from prominent Haitian artists.
Company: Capponi Group Corp.
Industry: Real Estate/Nightlife
What Made Him Haute: Michael Capponi made a name for himself in the real estate industry by building reputable businesses like Capponi Group Luxury Properties, Capponi Building Co. and Capponi Casa, but it was his undertaking of the nightlife scene that put him on the map. Between refurbishing Miami Executive Airport and renovating major homes in the Miami area, as well as his entrepreneurial and philanthropic talents; it’s astonishing he finds time to contribute back to those in need.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Today Capponi along with Jeff Feldman produced Le Premiere Edition of Haiti Art Expo 2010. This one-of-a-kind exhibit will showcase some of Haiti’s most talented artists. It’s a rare opportunity to witness collections of art that never before have been showcased outside of the small island. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the refugees and artists that lost their homes in the January 2010 earthquake.