Mr. Perry, born in Antigua, West Indies, co-founded Integral in 1993 to provide real estate development, advisory and investment management services in urban markets across the United States. Since the company’s inception, he has served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Integral is a 300+-person firm which operates in over 12 cities, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Denver and Dallas.
As a result of a long and successful career that spans more than three (3) decades, Perry is recognized as an innovator in urban development and revitalization spanning the spectrum from community development to commercial real estate. He and his firm have been involved in pioneering the planning and implementation of urban community development solutions that have become national models. One such example is the co-development of Centennial Place, the first comprehensive mixed-income, mixed-use community comprised of mixed-income housing, an urban K-12 education solution, early childhood development offerings and a complement of services, all designed to transform a public housing development into a sustainable urban neighborhood of choice west of Downtown Atlanta’s Central Business District.
He began his career as a construction and real estate professional in 1979 and, over a thirteen year period helped to build an Atlanta-based construction and real estate company into the nation’s 3rd largest African-American owned business. As a result of both his professional career and his thought leadership, Mr. Perry and his firm are often sought out to speak on issues related to housing, urban economic development, neighborhood transformation, infrastructure development and public-private partnerships. In 1990, he was inducted into the Hall of Distinction for Real Estate by Georgia State University and Real Estate Investment Advisory Council for his real estate development role in shaping the Atlanta community.
Since 2008, Mr. Perry has served on the Board of Directors of Fannie Mae. In February 2014, Mr. Perry was appointed Chairman of the Board of Fannie Mae. He also chairs the boards of The Penn Institute for Urban Research and Centennial Place Academy, a Conversion Charter School in Atlanta. He is a long-standing member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and serves on its Executive Committee. Mr. Perry served a 7-year term as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and a 10-year board terms for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Atlanta International School.
Mr. Perry is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration degree with majors in Finance and Accounting from its Wharton School. In 1990, Mr. Perry was the eleventh graduate in the University’s then 250-year history to be named to the “Gallery of Distinguished Engineering Alumni”.
Egbert L.J. Perry
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer