A Legacy Built On Belief in Giving Back to Community
Best in Atlanta Real Estate Awards
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Selig Enterprises Inc. doing business in Atlanta in 2008, President and Chairman of the Board Steve Selig decided to take a trip to Beaver Creek, Colo. As a testament to how important his employees are to him, Selig decided to also invite all 180 of his employees — from the executive vice presidents to the warehouse personnel — along with a guest to join him. “Many of those people had never even been on an airplane and to see the excitement in their eyes and hear their appreciation was probably the most significant thing. Of everything I’ve done, I think that meant the most to me,” Selig said. The recipient of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2011 Best in Atlanta Real Estate Visionary Award, which recognizes the giants of commercial real estate who have, over the decades, set trends for others to follow, Selig credits much of his success to his employees, many of whom have worked with him for more than 30 years. Out of the top 15 people in the Selig offices, each averages 22 years with the company. A 35-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Selig is responsible for notable developments that have transformed Atlanta — projects like Brookwood Place, Buckhead Triangle, The District at Howell Mill and The Plaza Midtown. Of all his noteworthy projects, he said he considers 12th & Midtown — a joint effort of Daniel Corp., MetLife Inc. and Selig Enterprises — to be one of the most significant of his career.