Morning Keynote Address

9:15am - 9:45am

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R. Donahue Peebles,

CEO, The Peebles Corp

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Don Peebles is founder, chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, one of the country’s few privately held national real estate investment 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. 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. Don Peebles and The Peebles  Corporation 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.