Company Leadership

Egbert L. J. Perry is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBG Construction Services LLC. Mr. Perry drives the strategic direction of IBG and heads its Executive Committee. He founded Integral in 1993 to provide real estate development, advisory and investment management services across major U.S. urban markets.

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He is recognized as an innovator in urban development and revitalization and has worked in urban markets nationwide and is well known for having extensive public-private partnership experience relating to major transformational projects. Mr. Perry began his career as a real estate professional in 1979 and spent thirteen years helping to build a small construction and real estate company into the nation’s 3rd largest African-American owned business.

Since 2008, Mr. Perry has served on the Board of Directors of Fannie Mae where he is a member of the Risk Policy Committee and the Compensation and Capital Committees. In addition, he is a long-standing member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and serves on its Executive Committee, the Local, National and Global Engagement Committee and the Facilities and Campus Planning Committee all of which are vital to the numerous redevelopment initiatives involving the university campus and facilities. In addition, Mr. Perry is Chair of the Board of Directors of Atlanta Life Financial Group and serves as a member of the Risk and Compensation Committees. Mr. Perry is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the Penn Institute for Urban Research. He recently completed a 7-year term as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and an 11-year term as a Trustee of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Mr. Perry earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Finance and Accounting. He is also an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s engineering school, The Towne School, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering. Mr. Perry graduated with distinction as only the eleventh graduate to be named to the “Gallery of Distinguished Engineering Alumni”.

K. ChestnutKenneth S. Chestnut
Kenneth S. Chestnut was a founder of IBG Construction Services LLC in 1998 when it spun off from The Integral Group LLC as a general contracting and construction management firm.  Under Kenneth’s leadership, IBG has grown geographically and increased its annual volume.  Kenneth has been in the construction industry for over 40 years, with extensive experience in all types of projects, including mixed-use, multifamily, and commercial.  He works closely with all of the managers to ensure that the delivery of services exceeds the expectations of IBG’s clients.

Kenneth graduated from Duke University with a degree in civil engineering.  He is active in the community and is currently a Trustee Emeritus on the Board of Trustees for Oglethorpe University.  He graduated from Leadership Atlanta in 1993 and served on the Board of the Atlanta Streetcar.  Additionally, he serves on the Atlanta Metro Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club and the board of The Center for Working Families.  Kenneth is also a former member of the Board of Visitors for the School of Engineering at Duke University.