Donahue Peebles III

Donahue Peebles III, Founder and Chairman of Legacy Real Estate Development, is a Washington, D.C. native and Columbia University graduate, earning his Bachelor’s of Economics in 2016. Upon completing his degree, Donahue immediately began cultivating his personal legacy working side-by-side with his father, Don Peebles, to propagate the continued success of the family’s namesake real estate development firm. His early executive work includes managing the development of office, hospitality, and condominium product, with notable projects like 108 Leonard in Manhattan, 10 G Green Street in Washington D.C. in his portfolio.

As Executive Vice President at The Peebles Corporation, Donahue steers the company’s the day-to-day efforts in and leads an experienced acquisitions and development team focused on public-private partnerships who consistently exceed public benefit and diversity and inclusion goals nationwide.

Donahue founded Legacy in 2017 as a means for The Peebles Corporation achieve its affordable housing goals across its national portfolio. In collaboration with his business partner and CEO, Jerrod Delaine, Donahue has realized his vision for Legacy to invest in growing development capacity among people of color through his invaluable affordable and workforce housing development and finance expertise.

Demonstrating his commitment to equity, inclusion and sustainability, Donahue’s efforts extend far beyond the conference room. He serves the Washington D.C., New York City and Miami communities through via various philanthropic endeavors that benefit and expose youth to various opportunities in entrepreneurship. Donahue actively works with various organizations working to improve the quality of life of impoverished and special needs individuals on a global scale, including the New York City Mission Society, Best Buddies, Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. He also serves on the Boards of SE Tennis, Heroes DC Foundation and Learning Center and Silver Art Projects, the Silverstein Family Art Foundation.

He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider and Gotham Magazine for his contributions to affordable housing development. His efforts and aptitude also awarded him the title as the youngest ever recipient of D.C.’s Affordable Housing Trust Funds.