Donald Lucas is the founder of the Lucas Dealership Group, one of the first multiple franchise automobile companies in the country. From 1964 to 2000, Lucas owned more than 40 different dealerships in San Francisco, Santa Clara, Monterey and Hawaii. By 1999, the Lucas Dealership Group had grown to become one of the top 25 automobile companies in the country with 900 employees and producing close to $500 million in sales annually. In 2000, Donald sold the Lucas Dealership Group Corporation, retaining most of the real estate holdings subsequently sold in 2011. He currently heads Lucas Trust Ventures, which oversees the real estate and private investment holdings.