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As Hattiesburg’s most accredited property management company, we recognize that accreditations, certificates and designations are about more than bragging rights or a pin on a lapel – they are about a commitment to excellence and a constant desire to provide you with the best our industry has to offer. We seek to constantly improve and to stay abreast of the most current information, techniques and processes.

Our long list of accreditations is a testament to a mission that is at the heart of all that SVN | Southgate Realty represents – to provide our investors and tenants with the best experience possible driven by the expertise and innovation they expect from Hattiesburg’s premier property management team.

Accreditations, Designations & Certificates

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute

A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) has earned the right to be designated as an expert in the field of commercial and investment real estate. Through the CCIM certification process the member learns from established experts and practitioners, real-world principles and practices in order to become proficient in financial analysis, market analysis, investment analysis and negotiations.

The CCIM designation is reserved for the elite minds in the commercial investment industry, and we’re proud to offer this expertise as a part of our commercial real estate services.

Read more about our CCIM designated Principal Broker and Owner, Gene Carothers.


Read more about our CCIM designated Director of Operations, Chamberlan Carothers

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Credentials

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) offers multiple credentials designed to set apart those in the property management industry with the experience and education necessary to effectively manage your most important real estate assets.

The Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation is reserved for those who manage large portfolios of commercial properties. From multi-family properties to office, retail and industrial properties, your investment is in qualified hands with a CPM leading your team.

Read more about our CPM designated Director of Operations, Chamberlan Carothers.

An Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) is recognized throughout the industry as reliable, knowledgeable and ethical. Their proven expertise and specialized skills will ensure your properties and investments are managed with the utmost care and professionalism.

Read more about our ARM team members, Chamberlan Carothers and Heather Dickerson

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Designations

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Registered in Apartment Management (RAM) designation recognizes those who have been trained in all aspects of multi-family property management. From marketing to tenant processing, maintenance and security to financial viability – the RAM designation ensures that your property manager has every skill and technique necessary to manage your property with excellence.

Read more about our RAM designated team member, Chamberlan Carothers

Organizations & Memberships

National Association of Realtors (NAR)

Membership in the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is about more than educational opportunities and professional development, it is about a standard of excellence and a strict code of ethics required of all 1 million members of America’s largest trade association. The NAR code of ethics ensures that members adhere to the highest standards of transparency, fairness, communication, advertising practices and confidentiality.

Our NAR membership is an outward sign of the standards and practices that are central to the SVN | Southgate Realty brand and experience.

Read more about our NAR members, Gene Carothers and Chamberlan Carothers

Mississippi Commercial Association of Realtors (MCAR)

The Mississippi Commercial Association of Realtors (MCAR) holds the same standards and practices as their national counterpart, while focusing on the commercial industry. Through MCAR, we are ensured competent and enthusiastic support and legislative representation to monitor, report and lobby on local, state and national issues that could affect your business and investments.

Read more about our MCAR member, Gene Carothers

Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM)

The Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) is a state organization dedicated to promoting the housing industry and improving the building climate for all of those invested in this great industry. Their slogan “Build a Better Mississippi” perfectly states the goal of this vital group – to ensure the future success and viability of the home building industry in Hattiesburg and throughout the state.

HBAM acts as a voice and advocate with local and state legislators to ensure they are informed and updated on all issues affecting the home building industry.

Read more about our HBAM member Chamberlan Carothers

Mississippi Multifamily Council (MMC)

The Mississippi Multifamily Council (MMC) is a division of the HBAM and plays a vital role in educating, connecting and promoting a positive public image of the multi-family industry and professionals. Through MMC, we are able to work together to ensure a bright future for multi-family owners, developers, property managers, maintenance personnel and vendors.

Chamberlan Carothers served as MMC Mississippi State President in 2010 and currently sits on the Executive Council.

Read more about our MMC member and council member, Chamberlan Carothers.

Area Development Partnership (ADP)

Hattiesburg’s Area Development Partnership (ADP) was created as a way to connect the economic and community development organizations of Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. Focused on improving the economy and quality of life in the Greater Hattiesburg area, the ADP is a beacon of leadership and forward-thinking initiatives and projects for the corporate and community leaders and members in our area.

As an ADP Partnership Foundation Investor, SVN | Southgate Realty is able to provide financial backing and support to the ADP’s projects and goals.

From 2005 to 2008 SVN | Southgate’s Chamberlan Carothers served as an ADP Ambassador. This unique group within the organization helps new members to fully realize the benefits and connections found within the organization.