52. Larry Gellerstedt III

Larry Gellerstedt III
Illustration by Alex Fine

Focus Development, Philanthropy
Age 59
Gellerstedt followed in his father’s footsteps as head of construction giant Beers before becoming president and CEO of development and real estate powerhouse Cousins Properties. Along the way, he’s become one of Atlanta’s top civic leaders. In 1998 he engineered the successful merger between the Egleston and Scottish Rite children’s hospitals to form Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This spring Gellerstedt was named one of only five trustees for the powerful Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.

Landmark achievements Gellerstedt oversaw the construction of such familiar Atlanta skyline elements as the Bank of America Plaza and 191 Peachtree.

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This article originally appeared in our October 2015 issue.