Don Peebles of the Peebles Corporation, America’s largest African American-owned development company, has well and truly planted his flag in Manhattan. Peebles moved with his family to the city last year to oversee his company’s entry into the New York market, where it plans to make a name for itself by building iconic developments in emerging neighborhoods.
Based at 600 Madison Avenue, the firm has begun scouting what will be its first few Manhattan projects. In addition to a Financial District condominium, Peebles has submitted a proposal to the city’s Economic Development Corporation for the disposition of three city-owned office buildings in Lower Manhattan. [more]