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Larry Gellerstedt

Partner

Larry is the retired CEO and President of Cousins Properties (NYSE: CUZ) where he currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board.

During his tenure with Cousins, Larry steered the company to focus on acquiring, developing and operating urban trophy assets in high-growth Sunbelt markets while maintaining a conservative balance sheet. Most notably, he led the negotiation and execution of two successful mergers taking Cousins’ equity market cap from $665 million to over $6 billion.

Larry began his career at Beers Construction Company in 1978 where he would become Chairman and CEO, leading the company to annual revenues in excess of $1.2 billion and the company’s eventual sale to Skanska AB.

He also has held positions as President and COO of The Integral Group and as Chairman and CEO of American Business Products before launching The Gellerstedt Group which Cousins acquired in 2005.

Larry currently serves on the Boards of Georgia Power Company, Brown & Brown Insurance, and United Distributors; and as Vice Chairman of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.

EXPERIENCE:
Cousins Properties
The Gellerstedt Group
The Integral Group
American Business Products
Beers Construction Company

EDUCATION:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (College of Arts and Sciences)

MEMBERSHIPS & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:
Atlanta Committee for Progress
Georgia Research Alliance
Jesse Parker Williams Foundation
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
The Commerce Club
Fernbank Museum
Metro Atlanta Chamber
Metro Atlanta YMCA
Midtown Alliance
Woodruff Arts Center