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 Southgate properties home.
His intense focus on making Southgate Hattiesburg’s premier rental property company has led to the growth and success of 15 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, Southgate carries the designation of the most accredited property management company in South, 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.