A native of Westchester County, New York, Louis graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York and holds a General Construction License in the State of Florida.
With 45 years of industry experience, Louis has held a wide range of positions in construction and real estate beginning with Saturn Construction where he started as a Project Manager and rose through the ranks to become President, overseeing $500 million of private and public construction projects. In 1984, he formed Cappelli Associates, a family owned and managed development firm that became one of the major office developers in Westchester County with its award-winning 1,000,000-square-foot Summit Office Park, as well as its major participation in the nationally acclaimed downtown White Plains Urban Renewal program.
He founded and is currently CEO of Cappelli Organization, a completely vertical, full service development company engaged in the financing, design, marketing and construction of office buildings, parking structures, mixed-use developments, shopping centers, hotels and residential communities. To date, over ten million square feet, representing a value of over $3 billion in Westchester and Connecticut have been developed, including:
Renaissance Square, a 900,000-square-foot mixed-use complex that includes a full service 146 room Ritz-Carlton hotel, a 60,000 sq. ft. Class A office building, 3 restaurants and two 43-story residential towers totaling 363 units.
City Center at White Plains, a 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use development hailed as the catalyst for the renaissance of downtown White Plains.
New Roc City, a 1 million-square-foot hotel/entertainment/residential complex in New Rochelle.
One City Place, a 35-story residential tower with 311 luxury apartment homes in White Plains.
Trump Tower, a 35-story residential tower with 212 luxury condominium homes in White Plains.
The Lofts at City, an intimate 29-home mid-rise building in White Plains.
Trump Park Residences, 140 elegant condominium residences in the Town of Yorktown.
Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, a 354,000-square-foot, 35-story building with 181 luxury condominium residences.
Trump Park Stamford a 35 story high rise condominium with 180 units.
Atlantic Station Stamford, a 400,000 sq. ft., 26-story high rise with 325 luxury rental apartments.
In addition to the Cappelli Organization, Louis is Chairman and CEO of LRC Construction, which provides complete general contracting and construction management, with a staff of industry leading professionals including administration, accounting, pre-construction services, estimating and purchasing, value engineering, project management and job supervision personnel. This team of professionals work with a group of dedicated subcontractors to ensure that all projects are delivered on schedule and on budget. LRC Construction currently has in excess of $1 billion in completed and under construction projects.more » « less