The Beck Group CEO Peter Beck Announces Succession Plan To Transition CEO Role By End Of 2012

Century-old provider of commercial real estate services will transition CEO role in anticipation of next phase of company's growth.

Current Eastern Division Director and company veteran, Fred Perpall, named CEO.

Oct 30, 2012, 10:05 ET from The Beck Group

DALLAS, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beck Group announced today that CEO Peter Beck has chosen his successor, effective January 1, 2013. Beck will assume the position of executive chairman focusing on marketing, strategy and international operations. Fred Perpall, who most recently served as The Beck Group's director of Eastern Division operations, has been named the new CEO.

Perpall, age 38, will serve as just the fifth CEO in The Beck Group's 100-year history. Marking the first step in a multi-year transition, Perpall's appointment carries on the firm's tradition of promoting CEOs in their mid-30s. The Beck Group's transition strategy allows new CEOs to work in partnership with their predecessors for a decade or more, enhancing the firm's culture that reflects an obsessive commitment to its employees and customers.

"Our goal is to position ourselves for growth at the beginning of our next century," said Peter Beck. "We believe that promoting leaders with most of their careers ahead of them ensures the vitality and success of the firm. I look forward to working collaboratively with Fred for many years."

In his new role, Perpall will lead the company in continuing to integrate multiple building disciplines and leveraging innovative technologies to deliver superior value to customers.

"Peter and I have enjoyed a great working relationship for the past 13 years," said Perpall.  "I look forward to our continued partnership as we build upon the past and create a bright future for the firm."  

About The Beck Group

Founded in 1912, The Beck Group offers a full spectrum of commercial professional services including development, planning, architecture, interior design, construction and sustainability consulting. The company is headquartered in Dallas and maintains a national team of over 500 employees, who work among a network of offices in Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Fort Worth, Mexico City, San Antonio and Tampa. The firm's notable projects in recent years have included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia; Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas; Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Athletic Excellence in Durham, North Carolina; Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California; and the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit

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