Philip Kotler

Executive Vice President, Development & Acquisitions,
The Trump Organization

Donald 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 and hotel 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. 

In his role, 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, mainland China to the United States.  In addition to new project acquisitions, Don actively oversees The Trump Organization’s current property portfolio, which contains over 70 projects.  He is involved in all aspects of real estate development, from deal evaluation, analysis and pre-development planning to construction, marketing, operations, sales and leasing.

Upon joining the Trump Organization in 2001, Donald Jr. 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, spanning several blocks, featuring 17 buildings, and creating 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 will include 472 residential condominium units, 286 hotel condominium units, and four levels of retail space. Located on the site of the former Sun-Times, it 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 & Tower, Las Vegas, a 64-story hotel condominium tower located on the Las Vegas strip.  The development features 1,282 ultra-luxury hotel condominium suites and 50 penthouse suites, including expansive three-bedroom suites, as well as DJT, an acclaimed five-star restaurant, and a full service spa.

In 2005, the Trump Organization and Nakheel Co., LLC announced a partnership to develop Trump International Hotel & Tower, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai in the UAE.  The property, located at the central point of the world renowned Palm, just recently broke the record for the highest price per square foot sold in the history of Dubai. Trump International Hotel & Tower will pioneer the Trump Organization’s hotel condominium concept in the region. The 62-story tower will feature exclusive residences, a super luxury hotel, the world’s finest boutiques and an ultra-luxurious spa and health club.  Donald Jr. is overseeing the construction, sales, marketing, and management responsibilities for the development, which is due to be completed by 2009.

A few additional highlighted properties in the extensive Trump Organization portfolio include the world-renowned Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue; Trump World Tower on New York’s Upper East Side, which was recently surpassed by Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago as the highest residential building in North America (it will soon be surpassed by Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago); Mar A Lago – the exclusive, world-famous club in Palm Beach; and 5 world-class golf clubs bearing the Trump flag – Trump International Golf Clubs in West Palm Beach, Puerto Rico and Scotland, and Trump National Golf Clubs in Los Angeles, California, Bedminster, New Jersey and Westchester, New York. 

Select exciting upcoming properties include Trump SoHo Hotel Condominium New York; Trump at Cap Cana, in the Dominican Republic; Trump Ocean Resort Baja,  Mexico; Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower, Panama; Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki, Hawaii; Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Canada; Trump Towers Istanbul, Sisli, Turkey; and Trump World, Seoul, Korea.

In addition to his real estate interests, Donald Jr. is an accomplished and sought after speaker. He has spoken extensively throughout the United States, as well as giving keynote speeches internationally, notably in Dubai and India. He has also been featured as an advisor on the highly acclaimed NBC show The Apprentice, a role he will continue in the 2008 NBC season.

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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