Eugene Carothers, CCIM®
Managing Broker / Owner | 601-264-4622 ext. 204 | Contact
Eugene (Gene) Carothers is a clear leader in both the Hattiesburg and Mississippi Multifamily industries. With nearly 40 years experience working with multifamily properties and as the founder of SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC., Gene has proven himself as both an advocate for investors as well as the people who call SVN | Southgate properties home.
His intense focus on making SVN | Southgate Hattiesburg’s premier rental property company has led to the growth and success of 17 beautiful communities and the blossoming careers of 19 dedicated employees.
The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation is reserved for the best and brightest minds of the commercial investment industry. In 1999 Gene earned this designation and has continued to foster a culture of education and professional advancement throughout his team and company. Now, SVN | Southgate carries the designation of the most accredited property management company in Hattiesburg, MS.
Mr. Carothers knows that for Southgate to continue to grow and succeed, the entire multifamily industry must do the same. He proves his dedication to constant advancement and industry growth through his ongoing membership in the Hattiesburg Area Board of Realtors, the Commercial Division of the Mississippi Association of Realtors, the Hattiesburg Apartment Association, and the Greater Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership.
Eugene is married to Frances Byrd Carothers and they have three sons – Bob, Chuck, and Chamberlan. They are active members in the Main Street United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg.
Chamberlan Carothers, CCIM®, CPM®
Asset Manager / Owner| 601-264-4622 ext. 205 | Contact
Chamberlan Carothers is a bright and passionate authority in the investment brokerage, property management, and new property development portfolio of Southgate Realty, LLC. Together with his team, he manages over 800 apartment homes, 17 communities, The Arbor Shopping Center and Hardy Street Station. Under his enthusiastic leadership SVN | Southgate opened and oversaw the lease up at The Lakes at Turtle Creek, Mississippi’s most awarded apartment community.
As a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Property Manager (CPM), Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) and Registered in Apartment Management (RAM), Chamberlan is an influential and informative leader in the multifamily industry. Peers from all over Mississippi look to Chamberlan for his knowledge and ability to excel in the industry. He served as the Mississippi Multifamily Council (MMC) State President in 2009 and remains a member of the executive board today.
Hard work and dedication to his craft have lead him to serve on the Board of Directors of the Home Builders Associations of Mississippi (HBAM) and to currently hold the position of Treasurer of the Mississippi chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Chamberlan is a member of the Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership (ADP) where he served as an ADP Ambassador from 2005 to 2008.
Chamberlan is goal oriented, focused, professional, and personable; which makes him a trusted authority and advocate for the Mississippi multifamily industry. He is here for his company, community, investors, and you.
Heather Dickerson, CLP®, ARM®
Director of Multifamily Properties | 601-264-4622 ext. 203 | Contact
Heather Dickerson started her management career in 2007 and has held various job titles while advancing with SVN |Southgate Realty, LLC. She has held a managers position for over 9 years and has overseen over 400 furnished apartment homes in her time in property management.
One of the most rewarding programs that she has been involved in was becoming Regional Housing Coordinator of TCS Lodging, which focused on mobilized military, for four years. Dickerson was grateful to be able to use her knowledge and expertise to house our nation’s finest. Through her experience with the TCS Lodging, she was sought after to manage and help start up SVN| Southgate’s current corporate housing branch – Southgate Executive Lodging – which focuses on a broad spectrum of furnished corporate housing options.
Her consistent people and communications skills, along with her strong decision-making tactics and talent, have lead her to Assistant Director of Multifamily Properties in 2014. Dickerson, an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM), continues to oversee and ensure smooth sailing of owners and staff to make sure everyone that is involved in SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC receives a great experience.
Senior Accounts Payable | 601-264-4622 ext. 202 | Contact
With a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from William Carey University, Vicki Lorimer has used her knowledge to play a vital role in the investment industry for over 40 years.
Vicki has served SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC as the property management bookkeeper for 20 years.
Her accuracy and attention to detail ensures a standard of excellence in all of Southgate’s financial and investment records. Vicki has called Hattiesburg home for nearly 55 years; she helps give perspective to the Southgate team as they help residents find the perfect place to call home
She has dedicated her personal life to serving others and has been recognized by local organizations for her excellence and selfless demeanor. At home she enjoys traveling to new places, caring for her animals, and reading.
Commercial Real Estate Bookkeeper
After moving to Hattiesburg in 2009, Thompkins joined the Southgate Realty, LLC team. Her hard work was immediately recognized by SVN | Southgate as she gained the lead role as Property Manager on the launching of Hattiesburg’s newest luxury apartment community; The Lakes at Turtle Creek. A year after joining SVN | Southgate Realty and becoming Property Manager on the new flagship property, Thompkins was honored with Property Manager of the Year in 2010. The Lakes at Turtle Creek has become one of the finest luxury apartment communities in Hattiesburg since the opening in 2009. The success that The Lakes has felt is due largely to the staff and maintenance that Thompkins managed for 5 years.
Callie Thompkins later transitioned into another vital role for SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC. She entered the other side of the industry as a Commercial Real Estate Bookkeeper. Thompkins will continue her legacy of hard work and talent in the realty estate business as she embarks on her new adventure at SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC.