Professional Profile: Donald Dye 2017

Name: Donald Dye - 2017

Title: Chairman

Company: Sky Lake Real Estate Partners

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Education:  Occidental College, Los Angeles California, AB Economics and Chinese Studies; JL Kellogg, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, MBA

First job outside of real estate: Ciba Geigy SA Basel, Switzerland. I lived in Switzerland and Hong Kong and arranged barter trade deals.

First job in real estate or allied field: Sky Lake Real Estate Partners

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?:Private equity and venture capital

How do you unwind from a busy day?:Exercise

Favorite book or author: “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce

Favorite movie: “Ruthless People”

Last song you purchased/downloaded?:“One Night Stand” by Janis Joplin

One word to describe your work environment: Invigorating

Rules to live by in business: Be honest and focused. The rest will fall into place.

What is your dream job?:Own a chain of boutique hotels. First one will be in Rio de Janeiro.  Working on that now.