Thomas G. Cousins
Cousins Properties Incorporated
Thomas G. Cousins founded Cousins Properties in 1958. Cousins Properties is one of the larger equity real estate investment trusts in the country, and developed Atlanta landmarks such as the CNN Center, 191 Peachtree Tower and Bank of America Plaza.
Cousins Properties also played a key role in the development of Georgia’s World Congress Center, and has collaborated with The Coca-Cola Company and Emory University. The company’s current projects include office buildings and shopping centers in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
Cousins has served a president of the High Museum of Art and is a member of its board of trustees. He’s also served on the board of the Woodruff Arts Center, Central Atlanta Progress, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army and Rockefeller University.
Cousins has been awarded honorary degrees from the University of Georgia, Emory University and Oglethorpe University.