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State Senate Salutes Scott Selig

Top Exec of Century-Old Developer Died Last Fall at 47
February 28, 2018
The Georgia State Senate last week paid homage to the life of Scott Selig, the heir apparent of one of Atlanta's oldest and most-respected commercial real estate firms. He died Oct. 27, 2017, after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.

The Senate adopted Resolution 810 to acknowledge Selig's memory, professional accomplishments and community involvement. He served as executive vice president of Selig Enterprises and president of its development arm.

Even while fighting cancer, Selig led the century-old Selig Enterprise's largest projects - The Works at Chattahoochee, a $1 billion mixed-use development on Atlanta's Upper Westside, and a $400 million mixed-use development in the heart of Midtown.

Sen. Brandon Beach, who became good friends with Selig during their work together for the Council for Quality Growth, sponsored the resolution with Sen. John Kennedy and three others.

"Scott Selig dedicated his time, talents and energy toward the betterment of the development community by serving on a variety of boards, including those of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Midtown Alliance, Buckhead Community Improvement District" and several other groups, the resolution reads.

"When he was diagnosed with cancer, he didn't feel sorry for himself," Beach told fellow senators. "He started a movement called #ScottStrong to bring awareness to cancer and keep his friends updated. He battled cancer with courage, grace and strength."

Scott Selig also committed ample time to his family and philanthropic endeavors. Selig took on a visionary and leadership role at Ron Clark Academy, a nonprofit middle school in southeast Atlanta. Selig also served on the boards of Camp Twin Lakes and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

Beach presented the resolution to Selig's family, including his father Steve Selig, mother Janet Selig, sons Cooper and Sam and their mother Amy Selig. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle presided.

"We miss him every, single day; he was an inspiration to so many people," Steve Selig told the Senate. "He is irreplaceable in our family's lives, but he is an inspiration for us to carry on. And we are very grateful for this honor."

Please click here for a Youtube link to the presentation.

Tony Wilbert, Atlanta Market Reporter  CoStar Group   

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