Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation, R. Donahue (Don) Peebles is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Peebles Corporation. In an era where social responsibility, social inclusion and making change are often seen as buzz-phrases, Don Peebles is creating change and making opportunities happen in communities by leveraging his expertise and entrepreneurial skills in Real Estate investment and development. The Peebles Corporation is among the leading privately held real estate and development companies in the United States with a multi-billion dollar project portfolio spanning key markets in the nation including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte and Washington D.C. Don Peebles and The Peebles Corporation's uniqueness is guided by his company’s own principles of Affirmative Development (TM) to empower women and minorities to close the wealth gap – with the aim of developing not just land or buildings, but opportunities and people also.
Mr. Peebles is an industry leader in large-scale real estate development through Public-Private Partnerships. Through construction excellence, sustainable materials, historic preservation and innovative design, every project is strategically selected to achieve transformative results for the company and community.
Mr. Peebles is an avid supporter of mentoring underprivileged youth to expose them to the value of entrepreneurship. He is the former Chairman of the Board of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, is on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York, was a two-time former member of President Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee, and the former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Don Peebles is a frequent guest commentator on CNBC, CNN, FOX News and FOX Business Network. He has written two books entitled The Peebles Principles and The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth, that provide rules and principles for individuals striving to succeed in real estate. In the book, Don Peebles is optimistic, and believes everyone’s career goals are achievable. As a child, raised by a single parent in a middle-class home, then achieving multimillionaire status by the age 27, Don Peebles believes that dreams really can come true.
Every Setback is an Opportunity in Disguise:
Setbacks can be discouraging. We have all faced some sort of obstacle in our life. The key is learning how to overcome a hurdle and use it as an opportunity to succeed. Don Peebles is the master of turning vinegar into wine! His tips and tools will help you identify the silver linings of a challenging situation and embrace the power of perseverance.
Never Say Die:
After achieving unparalleled success in the nation’s capital and on the oceanfront shores of Miami Beach, Don Peebles has taken his “Never Say Die” philosophy to continue breaking barriers in cities like New York, Boston and Los Angeles.
You will learn some of his key principles in getting deals done such as:
- Don’t quit even if it seems like the end.
- Don’t be intimidated by better established rivals.
- Never stop looking for a way to win.
- Don’t get sloppy at the end.
- You are the final gatekeeper on the quality and image of your deal.
Economic Inclusion Is the Name of The Game:
Entrepreneurs and small businesses, especially minority-owned, face a disproportionately large hurdle to success: economic under-inclusion. Why put unfair limits on those working hard to achieve the American Dream? Whether you are the owner of a small business hoping to unlock access to capital or a larger company looking to diversify the talent of your workforce, Don Peebles offers valuable insight navigating both perspectives to up your game.
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