Donald Trump Jr.
Executive Vice President, Development and Acquisitions, The Trump Organization, "The Celebrity Apprentice"
Donald J. Trump Jr. is an innovator and leader in today's young business world. As an Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization, he works in tandem with his siblings Ivanka and Eric to expand the company's real estate, retail, commercial, hotel and golf interests nationally and internationally. His extensive real estate development experience, rigorous education and inherent business sense add a level of detail and depth to the management of all current and future Trump projects.
Trump directs new project acquisition and development for The Trump Organization throughout the world -- in areas from Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia, the Middle East to South America, mainland China to the United States. In addition to new project acquisitions, he actively oversees The Trump Organization's property portfolio, which contains over 70 projects. He is involved in all aspects of the company's development, from deal evaluation, analysis and pre-development planning to construction, branding, marketing, operations, sales and leasing.
Upon joining the Trump Organization in 2001, Trump initially worked at Trump Place, the historic West Side Yards redevelopment in New York City, one of the most ambitious and successful large scale development projects in Manhattan. The project spanned several blocks, featured 17 buildings, and created a new community. From there he went on to lead the development of Trump Park Avenue, a conversion of the landmark Hotel Delmonico to an ultra-luxury residential condominium on Park Avenue at East 59th Street, which has been a tremendous success.
In 2003, Trump began overseeing the construction and development of Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, a 2.6 million square-foot property along the Chicago River, currently the tallest completed residential building in the world. The 90-story building includes 486 residential condominium units, 339 hotel condominium units, and four levels of retail space. Located on the site of the former Chicago Sun-Times, Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago has the best location in Chicago, and has been named the "#1 Hottest Hotel in North America" by Condé Nast Traveler.