BE 100s: Winning Lessons from Top Companies of the Year

2004COYPeebles Corp

Known for his appearances offering commentary on business cable network CNBC, real estate mogul R. Donahue Peebles has been known as a major industry game changer for years. The Peebles Corp. was recognized as the 2004 Industrial/Service Company of the Year due to its distinction as being one of the biggest black-owned real estate firms and making the historic acquisition of the Royal Palm Resort in Miami Beach, Florida—the first black-owned and -developed resort in the nation. Our editors appropriately dubbed him "The Prince of South Beach."

Known for his appearances offering commentary on business cable network CNBC, real estate mogul R.…