Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation, R. Donahue (Don) Peebles is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, one of the country’s few national privately held real estate investment and development companies with portfolio of projects in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Miami Beach, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Peebles also is a top-selling author of The Peebles Principles and The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth. He a regular guest on CNN, CNBC, and FOX Business Network, as well as a highly sought-after speaker.
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.
Upon graduating with a B.S. in Journalism, Katrina Peebles began a marketing career at Carter, Hawley and Hale (parent company of Neiman Marcus) in San Francisco. Later, Katrina spearheaded the Peebles Corporation real estate tax appeal business in the early 1990’s, which became the most successful real estate tax appeal firm in the District of Columbia. In the mid-1990’s, after the launch of Peebles Atlantic Development Corporation, Katrina began preparing responses to requests for proposals, guiding marketing efforts and promotions for mixed-use developments including The Royal Palm and The Residences at The Bath Club.
Though she has invested time in the Peebles Corporation, Katrina has always found it important to give back to her community and has invested her time in various charities. Katrina has always expressed an interest in politics and has hosted and contributed to political fundraisings for the past 27 years. And though politics and charity organizations are a large interest to Katrina, she also has a love and devotion to art and design. Katrina is currently bringing her design and marketing expertise to 108 Leonard- the Peebles Corporation’s Tribeca development of 156 luxury residences coming to the market in Fall 2017. Katrina has taken over the responsibility of the family’s philanthropic priorities while caring for her 14 year old daughter and working at the Peebles Corporation. Katrina sits on the board of directors for CARE Elementary School in Miami, as well as the NYC Mission Society.