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Commercial Real Estate Titan, R. Donahue Peebles, To Deliver Keynote Speech At Harlem Park 2 Park Hospitality & Culinary Conference October 10th, 2012

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- R. Donahue Peebles, Chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation – the nation's largest African American owned commercial real estate firm - will be the keynote speaker at the Harlem Park 2 Park Hospitality & Culinary Conference on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012. The conference will feature an interactive discussion about developing the hospitality and culinary industries in the fastest developing neighborhood in New York City.

Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation, Mr. Peebles is the owner of The Peebles Corporation, the country's largest African American real estate development company with a multi-billion dollar development portfolio of luxury hotels, high-rise residential and Class A commercial properties. In addition to serving as CEO, Mr. Peebles is a highly sought after speaker. Viewed as a role model for aspiring entrepreneurs, he has addressed numerous educational, business and professional associations across the nation, including the University of the District of Columbia, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, The Wharton School and University of Miami.

At the Harlem Park 2 Park Hospitality & Culinary Conference, Mr. Peebles will be discussing his experience in developing hotels in Washington, DC and Miami, Florida and how the markets compare to Harlem.  He will also address the importance of developing in neighborhoods like Harlem, his vision for Harlem as a whole and how the environment can be improved to encourage further development in Harlem's lodging industry.

"I'm thrilled with the opportunity to speak at a conference that is organized around recognizing the importance of a neighborhood like Harlem – to the residents but also to the city and even the country," said Peebles. "I'd like to thank the great people with Harlem Park 2 Park for organizing this conference and inviting me to be a part of it."

The Harlem Park 2 Park Hospitality & Culinary Conference will be held at The Studio Museum of Harlem from 8a.m. to 1p.m on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012. Don Peebles will speak at 12pm ET.

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About The Peebles Corporation:

With offices in New York City, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, The Peebles Corporation ( is considered the country's largest African American-owned real estate development company and oversees a multibillion dollar national real estate development portfolio. The firm's development projects have included Class-A office buildings, four- star hotels and resorts, boutique hotels, and luxury residences in major cities including Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

SOURCE The Peebles Corporation