Egbert L. J. Perry is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The Integral Group LLC (“Integral”). In this role, he provides the strategic vision and direction for the company and chairs the Senior Management Committee comprised of all members of the executive management team. He co-founded the company in January 1993 with a mission to “create value in cities and (re)build the fabric of communities.” Pursuit of that mission has made the company a premier global provider of sustainable real estate, facility and infrastructure solutions. The company provides community development, commercial real estate development, investment management, program management, construction and property management services in mature and emerging markets across the United States and internationally. The company and Mr. Perry have received numerous awards, and are regarded nationally as innovators in the field of urban development and revitalization.
As one of the pioneers of the urban mixed-income, mixed-use community revitalization model integrating housing, education reform and human services, they are often called on for their expertise in implementing public-private partnerships and sustainable development solutions that foster “responsible” community development. In addition to its strong focus on holistic community development, the company is active in the development of urban infill and transit-oriented mixed-use projects. Today, with a track record of over $1 billion of real estate developments and investments, the firm is a diversified, 300-person, organization with projects in about 14 markets in the mid-Atlantic, Southeast and western regions of the United States, as well as the Caribbean.
A real estate, construction and community development professional since 1979, Perry has developed and/or built most project types, including residential, office, retail, and institutional and mixed use projects. Prior to founding Integral, he spent thirteen years helping to build an Atlanta-based construction and real estate company into the nation’s 3rd largest African-American owned business and largest African-American owned General Contractor in 1992, increasing its annual revenues from about $12 million to approximately $200 million.
An honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Perry received both Bachelor of Science (’76) and Master of Science degrees (’79) in Civil Engineering from the University’s Towne School, and a Master of Business Administration degree with majors in Finance and Accounting (’78) from its Wharton School. In 1990, he was elected as the eleventh graduate in 250 years to be named to the “Gallery of Distinguished Engineering Alumni” of the University’s Engineering School.
In 2010, he was selected by REIAC and Georgia State University for induction into the Hall of Distinction for Real Estate, the highest honor awarded to Developers in the Atlanta real estate community and in 2014 was named Chairman of the Board of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae).
Mr. Perry was born on the island of Antigua.