Saturday morning at 8:00 on WCLK's The Local Take I talked with PNC Bank Building Living Legacies Honoree Egbert Perry of the Integral Group.
I asked him how he became an entrepreneur and he mentions "hustle" he also explains what is meant by community development.
During the economic downtown of 2008 Perry served on the board and as chairman of the board for the GSE Fannie Mae. He provides us with a complete understanding of how the downturn impacted the agency. He also explains why the demise of Fannie Mae would have had global implications.
In most circles when Egbert Perry's name comes up many people immediatley speak to his development in Doraville at the former General Motors plant. The plant existed from 1947 - 2008, his company the Integral Group acquired the property. Perry speaks to the development's proximity to transit, I85, MARTA, the Peachtree DeKalb Airport and more. Basically, location, location, location.
Perry speaks about coming from a family of entrepreneurs, there were eleven kids and all had "hustle." He moved to the USA to finish high school, after college he spend thirteen years under the tutelage of H. J. Russell. He saw that you could make a difference and create opportunity.
Being honored only makes him want to shoot higher.
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