The Company

R. Donahue "Don" Peebles, Jr.

The Company

Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation, Don Peebles is founder, chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, one of the country’s most active privately held national real estate investment and development companies. Mr. Peebles engages in practices of Affirmative Development™ to provide transformative economic inclusion for minority and woman owned businesses  within their  multi-billion dollar portfolio of projects in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

Mr. Peebles is also the author of top-selling books, “The Peebles Principles” and “The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth,” a regular guest commentator on FOX Business, CNN, CNBC and FOX News and a highly sought-after speaker who has addressed educational, business and professional audiences across the United States.


Senator Obama with The Peebles

Mr. Peebles is a passionate proponent of mentoring programs that expose youth to the value of entrepreneurship, as well as an active political supporter and fundraiser for local, state and federal campaigns of both major parties. He serves as Ambassador to the University of Southern California and the Board of Directors of YMCA of Greater New York.

Previously, he has served on the National Finance Committee of President Barack Obama, former Chairman of the Board of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and is the former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.


Don Peebles has received numerous awards and accolades. Select recognitions include:

"Power 100" Award by Commercial Observer 

"Entrepreneur of the Year" at the Best of Black Business Awards

"Educational Foundation Award" by New York Amsterdam News

"Entrepreneur of the Year" from South Florida Business Journal

TheGrio Business Icon Award 

New York City Mission Society “Champion of Children” Award

CSQ 2019 Visionary of the Year Award

Reginald F. Lewis Award for Entrepreneurship

Corporate Citizen Award from One Hundred Black Men of New York

Community Leader Award by Russell Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic

"Company of the Year." by Black Enterprise Magazine

“Business Trailblazers and Titans of Black America” by Black Enterprise Magazine

“Trailblazer of the Year” by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association

“Top Ten of the wealthiest Black Americans" by Forbes Magazine

“Deal of the Year" and "Developer of the Year" by The National Association of Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers

Recognized by Black Enterprise for “Greatest Moments in Black Business”

Recognized by Black Entertainment Television as “Top 50 Black Leaders”

Presented with "Key to Miami Beach"

Inducted into Phi Eta Kappa at Medgar Evers College

Inducted into International Board of Renaissance Leaders Hall of Fame at Morehouse College

Don Peebles holds Honorary Doctorates from Johnson & Wales University and Sojourner Douglass University

Giving Back

Giving Back

Giving Back

Don Peebles, founder and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, is committed to fostering inclusive communities through Affirmative Development™ practices and philanthropic endeavors. With a focus on empowering minority and women-owned businesses, mentoring youth, and supporting various charitable initiatives, Peebles promises to give back to the communities where his company builds.

  • Former Board Member of Florida International University
  • Former Chair of Florida Builder’s Association
  • Former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Founder Entrepreneurship Academy at The Hospitality High School in Washington, DC
  • Founding Member of CARE Elementary in Miami, FL
  • Founding Member of National Association of Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers
  • Founding Member of New York Real Estate Chamber (NYREC) 
  • Inaugural Member of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders at Morehouse College
  • Member of the Board of Visitors Industry Council
  • Member of the Board of YMCA of Greater New York
  • Member of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Board of Governors]
  • Member of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s Mayoral Business Roundtable.
  • Member of Milken Institute’s Chairman Circle