Market

Karim Masri, Nicola Siervo and Rony Seikaly

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

This trio are partners in KNR Food Concepts, which is behind Quattro Gastronomia Italiana and Sosta. They lent their know-how to Joia, Hotel Astor, Mynt, and Mokai. They operate the food, beverage and nightlife establishments at the W South Beach—The Dutch, WET and WALL. Seikaly also played for the Miami Heat. Quadrant Investment Group, of which Seikaly is CEO, has created and managed three separate funds with $128 million in investor equity and $350 million in real estate.

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Dave Grutman

Friday, April 13th, 2012

The Naples, Florida native has been on the Miami Beach scene for quite a while. Beginning his career at SoBe mainstays like Tantra and The Opium Group, where he headed up marketing, Grutman became equipped to tackle the beast his own way. Armed with an enviable Rolodex and a knack for wrangling the right crowd, he opened Miami Marketing Group (MMG) with partners Brian Gordon and Ryan Schinman. MMG deals with full-service, experiential marketing platforms for everything from red carpet events to the hottest nightclubs around. Today, Grutman’s LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau has taken Miami’s night scene by storm, with acclaimed DJs like AVICII and group sensation Swedish House Mafia passing through regularly. Needless to say, next time you’d like to hit the hottest party, he’s who you need to know.

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Michael Capponi

Friday, April 13th, 2012

While his nightlife ventures may have put him on the map, it was his other businesses (Capponi Group Luxury Properties, Capponi Building Company, and Capponi Casa) that caught the fickle attention of Miami’s luxe-seeking crowd. From revamping Miami Executive Airport to major home renovations—including JR and Loren Ridinger’s Casa de Sueños—Capponi is at the center of the city’s entrepreneurial scene, as well as the philanthropic one. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, he went to the island nation and ended up building a proper camp for hundreds of families on a soccer field. Similarly focused journeys to impoverished nations such as Cuba act as his testament to the difference one person can make.

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