Mayor Susan Whelchel, Ken Gross, Michael Capponi, Vanessa Grout, & Mariselle Cotilla

Boca Raton, FL – July 26, 2012 – In a move that confirms the renewed vitality of real estate and construction in Florida’s Palm Beach County, Capponi Construction Group & Douglas Elliman, Florida Brokerage, marked the grand opening of a shared office at 444 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton, Florida.

The event honored Rita Johnson, founder of the non-profit Shuzz Fund, a Boca Raton-based charity that provides footwear for poverty-stricken children. The event was hosted by Capponi Construction Group and Douglas Elliman, Florida Brokerage and co- sponsored by Moet Hennessy and GR Restaurant Management Group.

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 evening was followed by an after party at Boca hotspot, Racks, where over 800 people came to show Capponi and Elliman their support for joining the palm beach county community.

Mayor Susan Whelchel, Ken Gross, Michael Capponi, Vanessa Grout, & Mariselle Cotilla

Ken Gross, Michael Capponi, Todd Pennington, & Robert Wrieden

Todd Pennington, Michael Capponi, & Ken Gross

Michael Capponi, Mayor Susan Whelchel, & Ken Gross

Michael Capponi & Joshua Phillips

Danoushka & Michael Capponi

Patrick Pizzorni

Kevin Dickenson & Cyndi Shaw

Rita Johnson Lombardo & Sara Maynoldi

Michael Capponi & Felicia Marquez

Michael Capponi, Paul Kasdas, Alex Kasdas, & Senada Adzem