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Ever heard about Don Peebles? If the name's new to you, let me introduce you to a true mogul in the real estate scene. This living real estate legend is also an accomplished author, self-made billionaire, and philanthropist

5 Things About Don Peebles

From D.C. Streets to Sky-High Suites

Don hails from Washington D.C., fondly known as Chocolate City. When many overlooked the city's potential for a new look, Don saw an opportunity to rebuild his hometown. He reinvested back into it, gave back to the community, and made a pretty penny in the process. One of the most notable business projects managed under his corporation is 2100 Martin Luther King Avenue: A mixed-use development in Washington, D.C., which played a significant role in the revitalization of the historic Anacostia neighborhood.

Billionaires Club

Did you know there are roughly 3000 billionaires in the world and only 14 are Black? Don Peebles is one of the 14. His foray into real estate began nearly 50 years ago. At 23 years old, Don founded the Peebles Corporation, one of the largest Black-owned real estate development firms in the country

Books & Wisdom

Don's penned some insightful books – must-reads for anyone looking to understand the entrepreneurial grind. His first, β€œThe Peebles Principles: Tales and Tactics from an Entrepreneur's Life of Winning Deals, Succeeding in Business, and Creating a Fortune from Scratch.” This book is a guide for anyone interested in entrepreneurism. His second book, β€œThe Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth: How to Make Money in Any Market.” In this guide, Peebles discusses strategies for succeeding in the real estate market.

Pushing for Diversity

As a prominent Black figure in real estate, Don's all about championing diversity. He's using his platform to stress the importance of having more Black and Brown faces seen and voices heard within the real estate industry. He was recently seen schooling the new generation of real estate moguls and entrepreneurs at last year’s InvestFest.

Peebles & Philanthropy

Don Peebles may be a self-made billionaire but he is also a big on giving back. He is a huge advocate of education. One example of how his corporation has helped in the education space is by funding CARE Elementary in Miami. This school supports youth who come from underserved areas and whose families face economic hardship