Donald Trump Jr.
Donald J. Trump Jr. is an innovator and leader in today's young business world. As an executive vice president at The Trump Organization, Donald Jr. 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.
Donald Jr. 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 and mainland China to the United States. In addition to new project acquisitions, Don 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, Donald Jr. 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, Donald Jr. 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.
Donald Jr. is also involved in the development of Trump International Hotel™, Las Vegas, a 64-story hotel condominium tower located on the Las Vegas strip. The
development features 1,282 ultra-luxury hotel condominium suites with 50 penthouse suites, including expansive three-bedroom suites, as well as DJT, an acclaimed five-star restaurant, and a full service spa.
Other select properties that Mr. Trump is involved in include Trump International Hotel & Tower™ Waikiki Beach Walk®, Hawaii; Trump SoHo™ New York; Trump Ocean Club® International Hotel & Tower, Panama City, Panama; and Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®, Canada.
Additionally, Donald Jr. spearheaded efforts to further expand the Trump brand globally with the introduction of Trump Towers Pune, a magnificent two-tower residential project slated to open in India in 2015; Trump Tower Mumbai, South Mumbai's 76-story signature tower at the Park at Worli, set to open in 2021; Trump Towers Rio, five AAA commercial skyscrapers in the heart of Porto Maravilha; and Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver, a world-class luxury hotel and residential project in downtown Vancouver, set to be completed in 2016.
Most recently, he was instrumental in the acquisition and redevelopment of Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland and Trump International Golf Links & Hotel™ Doonbeg, Ireland. Alongside his father, Donald Jr. oversaw the planning, construction, sales, marketing, and management responsibilities for these developments. Mr. Trump had an active role in the Trump Hotel Collection being chosen by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) as the preferred developer of the most sought-after hotel redevelopment opportunity in the country: Washington D.C.'s iconic Old Post Office. Seen as a generational asset by the Trump family, the Pennsylvania Avenue landmark will be infused with new life by undergoing an extensive $200 million redevelopment to become the Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C., opening in 2016.
In addition to his real estate interests, Donald Jr. is an accomplished and sought-after speaker. He has spoken extensively throughout the United States and has given keynote speeches internationally, notably in Dubai and India. He has also been featured as an advisor on the highly acclaimed NBC shows "The Celebrity Apprentice" and "The Apprentice."
Mr. Trump is also an avid philanthropist, sitting on the Board of Directors of Smile Train, and is strongly involved in the Eric Trump Foundation.
Donald Jr. received his bachelor's degree in finance and real estate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
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