Steve Selig

Steve Selig

President and Chairman of the Board

Steve Selig, President and Chairman of the Board of Selig Enterprises, Inc. has been active in the commercial real estate arena since 1968. Steve knows the importance of economic development. From 1976 to 1979, he served as the Deputy Assistant to President Carter acting as his Chief Liaison with the business community. From 1979 to 1980, he was President Carter’s National Finance Chairman for his re-election campaign. His family endowed the Selig Center of Economic Development at the University of Georgia. He served on the Board of Commissioners of the Atlanta Housing Authority, and he was a Board Member of the Atlanta Council for International Visitors.

Steve is a true leader and a pillar in the real estate community. Steve was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 1995 and was later recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle with its Most Admired CEO Award; From 2007 to 2011 the Atlanta Business Chronicle awarded Selig’s 12th & Midtown project with multiple Best in Atlanta Real Estate Awards; In 2014, Steve was awarded the Council for Quality Growth’s Four Pillar Award; In 2021 and 2022 NAIOP awarded Selig with the Best Mixed-Use Development; in 2022 CoStar recognized Selig with the Best New Commercial Development Award; Also in 2022 the Atlanta Business Chronicle awarded Selig the Best in Real Estate Award for Mixed-Use and in 2023 for Adaptive-Reuse Project.

In addition to real estate, Steve has a passion for education in the State of Georgia. He currently serves on the Board of the Alliance Theatre and the Woodruff Arts Center. He previously served on the Boards of the University of Georgia Foundation, the Georgia State University Council, Spelman College, the Westminster Schools, the Lovett School, and the Atlanta Ballet. In 1996 Steve was presented with the Salute to Excellence Award for his involvement at Morehouse College.

Steve has long been an ardent supporter of the thriving music and arts scene in Atlanta.  Upon his return from his time in Washington, Steve co-founded Concert Southern Promotions along with Alex Cooley and Peter Conlon.  For nearly 20 years, they successfully organized and promoted concerts featuring world-renowned artists in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast, including Music Midtown, a three-day festival comprising of a diverse lineup of more than 40 artists across four stages.

Steve has also championed important healthcare research and advancement. Steve has served as a founding member of Camp Twin Lakes, a board member of Camp Sunshine, and as the President of the National Kidney Foundation. Additionally, Steve has served on the Advisory Board of the Shepherd Center and the Leukemia Society Board.

Both through financial support and leadership roles, Steve is active in the Jewish community. From 1995 to 1998 Steve was President of the Atlanta Jewish Federation. Additionally, he was National Campaign Chair for The Jewish Federation of North America from 2002-2004, and is a Past President of The Temple and the Atlanta Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. Steve was awarded the 1992 Distinguished Service Award by the American Jewish Committee and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

Steve received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.