The Life Advice Guide: Insights For Young Adults From Stars of Business and Beyond

Interview number twenty one with Don Peebles.

Photo: Courtesy Don Peebles / Credit: Nicole Periera

Justin Higgins: “Hi Don, what life advice do you have for young adults?”

Don Peebles: “Hi Justin. Dream big dreams. To achieve any dream requires commitment, dedication and hard work. Therefore, you might as well dream big. However, the dreams must be realistically possible.”


Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation, R. Donahue (Don) Peebles is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of multi-billion dollar company The Peebles Corporation, one of the country’s few national privately held real estate investment and development companies with a portfolio of projects in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte and Miami Beach. Mr. Peebles also is a top-selling author of ‘The Peebles Principles’ and ‘The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth’. He is a regular guest on CNN, CNBC, and FOX, 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 immediate past Chairman of the Board of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, is on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York, is a member of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez’s Business Roundtable, was a two-time former member of President Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee, and a former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.