Michael Capponi is a distinguished businessman and champion of humanitarian causes. Once known by Page Six as “The Godfather of Miami Nightlife,” Michael made a name for himself practically at the onset of his career. He leveraged this popularity to cultivate prominent connections and open himself up to more diverse business opportunities. As a result, Michael shifted his focus away from developing the entertainment landscape of South Beach to the acquisition and expansion of sustainable real estate.
In 2004, Michael partnered with a prominent architect and developer to create Ten Museum Park, a 50-story residential building in downtown Miami. This project attracted so much interest that 95 percent of its 200 units were sold within its first week-and-a-half on the market. Upon seeing such great success, Michael took the plunge and founded his own development firm, Sol Group Global, formerly known as Capponi Group.
Due to Michael’s entrepreneurial acumen and keen eye for opportunity, Sol Group Global has continued to thrive, tackling high-profile projects such as Miami’s tallest luxury penthouse, Akoya Penthouse; the renovation of the North Bay Road Mega Mansion, Casa de Suenos; the renovation of Miami Executive Aviation; the $32 million renovation of William Dean’s “party pad;” and the most expensive waterfront renovation project, which was located at 2901 Flamingo Drive in Miami Beach.
Michael Capponi and Sol Group Global have received a number of accolades, including the Renovation Firm of the Year Award in 2008. Furthermore, Michael and his company have broken two records. The first instance occurred in 2011 when Michael sold a Sunset Island home for $5.175 million, which was the highest price on the island at that time; and the second came upon the sale of the Flamingo Drive property in 2016.
Currently, Michael is splitting his time between his real estate ventures and his humanitarian efforts, which have been near and dear to his heart since his return to South Beach in 1998. He has donated countless hours of his time to disaster relief initiatives around the globe, mostly by gathering supplies and organizing fundraisers for families of victims and survivors. He played an instrumental role in providing relief after tragedies like 9/11, Hurricane Charley, and Hurricane Katrina.
Michael also founded Haiti Empowerment Mission following the January 12, 2010 earthquake, making a number of trips to the island to establish temporary tent communities, revitalize the historic town of Jacmel, and relocate survivors to more permanent homes. He later renamed the initiative Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) to better serve its international focus and reach.
To learn more about Michael Capponi and his professional life and philanthropic efforts, be sure to visit his blog page, which will be updated frequently.