Stephen F. Been

Veteran Homebuilder and Philanthropist in Atlanta

About Stephen F. Been

A real estate executive and entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in his field, Stephen F. Been currently serves as chief executive officer of Legacy Communities LLC, a residential homebuilder based in Atlanta. Raised in Georgia, Stephen F. Been graduated from Frederica Academy on Saint Simons Island before enrolling at the University of Georgia, where he pursued studies in finance. Following receipt of his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Been launched a prolific career in new home construction, developing a wide range of residential properties in the southeastern United States. Mr. Been and Legacy Communities have won numerous industry awards in recent years, including the company’s top ranking among Atlanta homebuilders from Metrostudy in 2007 and Mr. Been’s 2009 Homebuilder of the Year Award from Professional Builder Magazine. Today, Stephen F. Been continues to guide Legacy Communities’ operations as the company builds high quality, affordable homes for families and supports a wide range of nonprofits throughout the region.

In tandem with his work at Legacy Communities, Stephen F. Been is an active philanthropist who supports a variety of worthy causes, particularly in the Atlanta area. Mr. Been has sponsored numerous charities that help those in need, including the Frank Ski Kids Foundation, Leadership DeKalb, and radio station V103’s Back to School initiative, which provides school supplies and other necessities to children from underserved communities. In addition, he has contributed to the South Fulton Little League and served on the Board of Visitors for Frederica Academy. A gifted athlete, Mr. Been won numerous athletic awards while playing multiple varsity sports at Frederica Academy, which inducted him into its Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

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