OUR HISTORY

We're a family first.

With a lasting legacy since 1955.

OUR HISTORY

We're a family first.

Above: Shawn Leveto (left), Sam Leveto (middle), Alex Leveto (right). The second, third, and fourth generations in the family businesses.

Sam Leveto (2nd generation) started an Atlanta based residential development company called Lifestyle Communities in 1971, officially bringing the Leveto name into the real estate industry. Shawn Leveto (3rd generation), built upon the wisdom of his father and grandfather, establishing a commercial real estate brokerage called Realty Atlanta in 1986.

Today, Alex Leveto, (4th generation) has led the transition from Realty Atlanta into Realty Companies, and plans to continue to honor his legacy in markets across the country. 

With a lasting legacy since 1955.

OUR HISTORY

We're a family first.

With a lasting legacy since 1955.

1955 – TODAY

Our History

1955-2020

Our History

1955

The Beginning of Our Legacy

Sam E. Leveto pioneers his family name in the real estate industry. His career began with flipping and renting homes, and making investment loans.

1955
1965 - 1968

Second Generation

Sam L. Leveto, son of Sam E. Leveto and next in line, began his career as a mortgage broker at Scott Hudgins. 

1965 - 1968
1969

S.L. Leveto Co. Established

After entering the industry working for Scott Hudgins, Sam establishes S.L. Leveto Co., Inc. His company specialized in brokering land to residential development companies as well as other users.

1969
1971

Lifestyle Communities Established

After 2 years of operating S.L. Leveto Co., Sam formed his own residential development company; Lifestyle Communities Inc. 

Lifestyle Communities developed 59 communities in North Atlanta for a total of 3,536 residential lots (2,351 single family lots and 1,185 townhome / condo lots)  and 2 office and mixed-use developments.

To view the entire list of developments completed, click here.

1971
1977

First Residential Development

Lifestyle Communities completes its first residential development called Liberty Square with a partner, Ryan Homes, in Roswell, GA. This development was 180 single family lots.

1977
1986

Realty Atlanta Established

In effort to source land for Lifestyle Communities, Realty Atlanta is founded by Third Generation, Shawn Leveto.

1986
1991

Glenridge Drive

Realty Atlanta opens a new headquarters at 5871 Glenridge Drive.

1991
1992 - 2008

Rose Homes Established

Sam and a former partner establish Rose Homes, building over 100 new residences in the North Atlanta market. Greg Leveto, Sam’s brother, is later brought on to serve as the CEO.

Sam eventually sells off his shares of Rose Homes to
Greg Leveto and starts his own building company called Lifestyle Community Builders.

1992 - 2008
1994

Wyntree Subdivision

Lifestyle Communities completes the biggest single family development in the company’s history, Wyntree Subdivision, in Gwinnett County for 234 single family lots.

1994
2000 - 2001

First Re-Brand and Expansion

Realty Atlanta undergoes a website and logo design update. During the new brand development, the company headquarters was relocated from Sandy Springs, GA to Alpharetta, GA due to Highway 400’s northern growth.

2000 - 2001
2001

Windward Plaza

Realty Atlanta moves their company headquarters to 4005 Windward Plaza in Alpharetta. 

2001
2002

NLC Established

NLC was started as an investment, development, and construction company in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. The company was founded by Shawn Leveto, President, and is run locally in Atlanta. 

2002
2007

Shiloh Road

Realty Atlanta moves their company headquarters to 6505 Shiloh Road in Alpharetta. 

2007
2016

Fourth Generation

Fourth Generation, Alex Leveto, becomes licensed with Realty Atlanta. Alex sold his 40th land property in the span of three and a half years.

2016
2020

Re-Brand and Expansion

Realty Atlanta undergoes a major re-brand becoming a subsidiary to Realty Companies, expanding across six states in the Southeast.

Realty Companies serves as the parent company of Realty Alabama, Realty Atlanta, Realty Georgia, Realty Florida, Realty North Carolina, Realty South Carolina, and Realty Tennessee.

2020
2020

Current Realty Companies HQ

Realty Companies headquarters moved to 1111 Alderman Drive in Alpharetta. 

2020
2020

Top 100 in Real Estate Magazine

Alex was nominated to be in the Top 100 in Real Estate Magazine for 2020 after only 5 years in the commercial real estate business. Read the article here.

2020
2020

Chattanooga Office Opens

Chattanooga becomes Realty Tennessee’s first location headed by market director, Chris Holland.

2020
2021

Savannah Office Opens

Savannah becomes Realty Georgia’s first location headed by market director, Adrian Webber.

2021

Company Newsletter

Realty Companies US LLC is not engaged in real estate activities; it is a holding company for multiple brokerage subsidiaries of independent operation.

Realty Companies US LLC is not engaged in real estate activities; it is a holding company for multiple brokerage subsidiaries of independent operation.

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