Showing posts with label DON PEEBLES. Show all posts
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Built by 100% Minority Group’s $1.2B Development
After Unanimous Selection by LA City Council

Tallest Building in Western US

Los Angeles, CA – Angels Landing Partners LLC, a 100% minority-owned team comprised of the Peebles Corporation, MacFarlane Partners and Claridge Properties, has been selected by the City Council of the City of Los Angeles, California to manage development of the coveted Angels Landing Site, and will build the tallest building in the Western US as part of the plan.

Angels Landing
“Our team is inspired by the great opportunity to transform the Los Angeles skyline with our iconic building, enhance residential life downtown, and forever change how large buildings are built in Los Angeles by ensuring that all residents and businesses receive equal access to career and business opportunities. We look forward to working with the City of Los Angeles and their team, Council member Jose Huizar and the Chief Legislative Analyst, Oscar Ixco,” said Don Peebles, Chairman and CEO of the Peebles Corporation.

Following a unanimous approval from the City of Los Angeles Economic Development Committee, the full City Council approved the approach by the team to develop the 2.24-acre site at Fourth and Hill Streets. The estimated budget, including acquisition, is $1.2 billion with a construction phase expected to run for 41 months with completion due in late 2024.

“We join our partners in thanking the City of Los Angeles for their support of our team and our plan,” said Victor MacFarlane, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacFarlane Partners. “Having invested in properties in downtown Los Angeles for the past 15 years, we are firm believers in DTLA and enjoy a valuable working relationship with Councilmember Jose Huizar. Angels Landing gives us an exciting opportunity to broaden the transformational work we are doing nearby in developing the Park Fifth residential project and supporting the Pershing Square Renew effort.”

Ricardo Pagan of Claridge Properties commented on the award, “We are honored and thank the city of Los Angeles, council member Jose Huizar, the CLAs office and the selection committee for supporting and entrusting us with the future of Angels Landing. We will remain committed to bringing forward a world class asset to the city and provide opportunity and growth for Angelenos. Today's vote marks an important day in the future growth of this city, our team is grateful for being a big part of it.”

The winning plan aims to increase pedestrian flow and activity, engage the public, and activate the site and surrounding neighborhood. The proposed transit-oriented development will provide a better experience for Pershing Square Metro Station commuters as well as pedestrians by increasing accessibility to the site—currently, one of the major issues affecting the difficult hill-like structure. In addition to building two towers, one of which will be the tallest residential building in the Western US standing at 1,000 feet, the master plan for the mixed-used development will deliver approximately:

· Two Hotels operated by SBE (192-key SLS hotel; 289-key Mondrian hotel)

· 425 apartments, including affordable housing units

· 250 condominiums

· Nearly 45,000 SF of restaurant and retail space

· An elementary charter school serving K through Grade 5

· +50,000 SF of publicly accessible open space, including a 25,000 SF central outdoor gathering space for year-round events called “Angels Terrace”

· A mini food hall which will incorporate local businesses

The design team is led by Handel Architects and OLIN, two global design firms recognized for their excellence and distinguished projects. Handel which will oversee the design, recently completed one of the most critically-acclaimed high rises in Los Angeles, Ten Thousand Santa Monica. OLIN, best known for The Plaza at Santa Monica and ONE Beverly Hills, will handle the landscaping.

Angels Landing Partners is a synergistic collaboration between two of the leading minority-owned national real estate development firms in the country and a local minority-owned real estate developer. The team is committed to a transformative inclusionary process by providing contracting opportunities for the project to minority and women-owned businesses. Their goal is to exceed the M/WBE requirements and generate significant employment opportunities, with a focus on strengthening the middle class.


The Peebles Corporation is a privately held, national real estate investment and development company specializing in residential, hospitality, retail, and mixed-use commercial properties. Founded in 1983 by R. Donahue Peebles, the company has become an industry leader with a portfolio of completed and current developments totaling more than 7 million square feet and $6 billion in major cities including New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, and Miami.

The Peebles Corporation strategically selects its projects with excellence and community commitment in mind. High-quality development, elegant materials, meticulous engineering, along with careful construction and craftsmanship are united with premier locations, attention to neighborhood context, environmental best-practices, historic preservation, and innovative design for transformative results. Peebles has a unique focus partnering with public and not-for-profit entities to redevelop underutilized assets into economically productive uses. A majority of its developments have been in public-private partnerships with state and local governments in America's leading cities. For further information, please visit

Saturday, July 15, 2017



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Don Peebles With Beautiful Katrina Peebles

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff

Bridgehampton, NY — Philanthropist power couple Don & Katrina Peebles hosted Cocktails and Conversations in honor of the New York City Mission Society at their Bridgehampton home on Friday, July 7th, 2017. The elegant but understated event benefitted the Mission Society’s programs and services, which help youth and families in our city’s most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. At the event, Mrs. Peebles gave a touching speech about the society’s mission.

Margo Manhattan

Currently, Mrs. Peebles sits on the board of the Mission Society. The event host committee includes the following supporters: Peggy & John Bader, B. Michael & Mark-Anthony Edwards, Missy Kilroy & Jay Moorhead, and Leah & Stanley Rumbough.

Katrina Peebles With Larry Scott

B. Michael
Both as a couple and individually, Don & Katrina Peebles have an outstanding record of charity work. Mr. Peebles generally focuses his charitable work on empowering underprivileged youth with the tools they need to pursue entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, Mrs. Peebles usually focuses her charitable work on politics, art, and historic preservation. Together, Don & Katrina Peebles use their influence to help children and families. Some of the initiatives and organizations that have benefitted from their board service and fundraising include the YMCA of Greater New York, the Women’s Cancer League, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the campaigns of President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama, among others. Don & Katrina Peebles philanthropic activities expand to Miami where they work with groups such as CARE Elementary, and The Viscya Museum. Mr. Peebles is also a former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

William Jackson With Brenda Blackmon

Leah Rumbough
Notable attendees included: Don Peebles, Katrina Peebles, and Chloe Peebles; Peggy Bader & John Bader; Jean Shafiroff; B. Michael & Mark-Anthony Edwards; Missy Kilroy & Jay Moorhead; Leah Rumbough, Stanley Rumbough, and Cole Rumbough; Cornelia Bregman; Beth Fishel & Robert Fishel; Maria Fishel & Kenneth Fishel; Debbie Paley & Marc Paley; Missy Hargraves; Carine de Meyer; Lynn Lehocky; Michael Ohoven; Mae Sze Greene & Jeff Greene; Anne Haubenstricker & Tom Haubenstricker; Dottie Herman; Margo Manhattan; Lawrence Scott; Stacia Means; Jannine de Meritt; Rehanna Farrell; Brenda Blackmon; James Godman & Jason Duchin.

About Don Peebles & Katrina Peebles

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 to expose youth to the value of entrepreneurship. He is the former Chairman of the Board of the Congressional Black Caucus, 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 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- a collection of 156 luxury condos coming to the market in Spring 2017. Katrina has taken over the responsibility of the family’s philanthropic priorities while caring for her two children 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.

For more information on the Peebles Corporation, please visit

About the New York City Mission Society

The New York City Mission Society has been on the frontlines of the war on poverty for more than 200 years. Today, our progressive portfolio of educational, workforce development, cultural enrichment, and community-building programs make a positive, long-term impact on the City’s most underserved communities by promoting academic achievement, and providing career opportunities and cultural enrichment. Each year, we serve more than 12,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events.

For more information about the New York City Mission Society, visit:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Evidence, A Dance Company

Billionaire real estate and hotel mogul Don Peebles' only passion isn't just the next hot property.He and wife Katrina are major supporters of the arts and one arts group they are truly passionate about is the Brooklyn based Evidence, A Dance Company founded by Ronald K. Brown. Don and Katrina are hosting the 5th annual Grace in Winter Gala to benefit Evidence at the newly restored Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel, surely a property Don would love to have in his portfolio but for now he is simply hosting one of the social season's most glam events that attracts New York's movers and shakers from entertainment to high finance to media. This year the gala honors legendary editor and author Susan Taylor, the woman called the most influential African-American journalist in America when she helmed for 20 years Essence Magazine and her husband best selling author and TV producer Khephra Burns. Also being saluted is Noel Hankin of Moet Hennessy for corporate leadership, 'sort of a no brainer to honor the guy with the great champagne! ' Every year this elegant bash pulls in the most fashionable and cutting edge crowd with more than a few kilowatts in celebrity star power on the red carpet - last year it was Chita Rivera, Cicely Tyson, Susan Fales Hill and more divas than you can shake a sequin at. Expect the same at The Plaza on February 3rd.
Dance Company Photo By: Julie Skarratt
Peebles Photo By: Patrick McMullen Company

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Don Peebles And Star Jones

Don And Katrina Peebles

Real estate mogul Don Peebles and his wife Katrina celebrated the timely release of his second book “The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth: How to Make Money in Any Market” with a cocktail party at Elaine’s Restaurant. Introducing Don Peebles to the high profile guests was New York City Comptroller, William C. Thompson, Jr. Other guests included Star Jones, Michael Lohan, Jon and Joan Gruen, Ann Rapp, Cindy Guyer and Anne Sherman-Betts. Don Peebles is the Chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation and achieved multimillionaire status by age 27. His insightful new book was written in an effort to teach others the fundamentals of wealth-making, coming from a man who rose from humble beginnings and is now recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation with a $4 billion development project portfolio of completed or underway luxury hotels, high-rise residential and commercial developments in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Miami Beach. Don Peebles’ first book entitled “The Peebles Principles” was a top selling business book, in which he shares insights from his own success and provides rules and principles for individuals striving to succeed in real estate. Don Peebles new book “The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth: How to Make Money in Any Market” is a sequel and is primarily a “how-to” book for small real estate investors overflowing with real life examples, strategies and tips that resulted in winning deals.Don Peebles is a frequent guest host on CNBC’s prime time morning business show Squawk Box as well as several other CNBC programs including The Big Idea, High Net Worth and Fast Money. Peebles has also been featured in other high-profile media outlets, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Black Enterprise, and Ebony. His past TV appearances include Fox News with Neil Cavuto, CNBC, Bloomberg Television, CNN Financial Network, ABC News Network and he has also been a guest on the nationally syndicated radio shows, “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and “Steve Harvey”. For more information about Don Peebles and “The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth: How to Make Money in Any Market” go to:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Aretha Franklin And Katrina Peebles

Russell Simmons With Katrina And Don Peebles

Real Estate Developer and Author Don Peebles with his wife Katrina, hosted the pre-party for Russell Simmon’s Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ART FOR LIFE gala at their Bridgehampton estate. Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was in attendance and danced the night away with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and guests to her famed songs. Recently Don and Katrina Peebles hosted and underwrote the ART FOR LIFE gala at their ultra luxury development, The Bath Club, in Miami Beach. That evening Peebles Corporation CEO, Don Peebles was honored for his immense efforts and philanthropic work to create entrepreneurial workshops for youth in conjunction with his books entitled, The Peebles Principles and The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth, being released this September. Other honorees included, Grammy Award winning artists, John Legend, Wyclef Jean and TV personality Suzy Orman. Peebles Corporation CEO, Don Peebles is a frequent guest on CNBC and will be appearing on the Big Idea with Donny Deutsch this Thursday.

Todd Shapiro With Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Peebles Photos By: Patrick McMullen

Sean Combs Photo By: James Edstrom