SouthGate Companies Partners with MRI Software to Handle Their Entire Property Management Portfolio

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Seeking to improve the management of their expanding real estate portfolio, SouthGate Companies will implement MRI’s flexible, fully-integrated multifamily and commercial property management software solutions.

SouthGate Companies is excited to partner with MRI software to take our property management, tenant relations, and accounting backbone to the 21st century. - Jerry Waddilove, COO

SouthGate Companies, an Iowa-based property management and development business with a mixed portfolio, was originally searching for a software solution for the multifamily segment of their portfolio. While initially only considering MRI Residential Management and MRI Resident Connect, SouthGate soon saw the value in utilizing MRI’s commercial real estate solutions as well, and opted to partner with MRI for their residential and commercial property management needs. MRI’s Lifecycle solutions will enable SouthGate to confidently gain complete control of every aspect of their customer’s experience with their organization. Streamlining the online marketing, resident acquisition, lease management, tenant communication, and property maintenance processes, SouthGate will benefit tremendously from MRI’s highly-adaptable suite of multifamily and commercial property management software.

“SouthGate Companies is excited to partner with MRI software to take our property management, tenant relations, and accounting backbone to the 21st century. We look forward to differentiating from our competition with the ability for residents and commercial tenants to submit maintenance requests and view statuses online or mobile,” said Jerry Waddilove, COO. “SouthGate envisions a strong capability of understanding cash flow metrics on each of its properties at an executive level with us much detail as desired at the touch of a button.”

MRI Commercial Management and MRI Residential Management are wholly integrated property management software solutions that feature robust, highly-configurable reporting capabilities, and automated workflow processes. These core solutions include MRI’s powerful, industry-leading accounting package, and act as the foundation for the rest of the MRI products. Both are designed to be flexible enough to meet the unique needs of each client and scalable enough to grow alongside every portfolio, regardless of its size. The software’s automation capabilities reduce administrative workloads and ensure accurate data entry, maximizing the profitability of a company’s investments. In fact, by analyzing and providing precise information, the entire array of MRI solutions are able to provide a consistent and accurate view of performance, allowing for more informed business decisions.

“We are thrilled that SouthGate is utilizing MRI’s award- winning software for all their portfolio needs,” said Ron Kolz, CSO of MRI Software. “In addition to the high configurability and in-depth reporting that our Residential Management and Commercial Management provides, the front end Tenant Connect and Resident Connect will greatly improve the client’s experience at the property, further differentiating SouthGate from the competition.”

SouthGate’s multifamily portfolio will power their online marketing with MRI’s VaultWare Apartment Reservation System, giving them complete control over when, where, and how their available apartments are marketed online. Now their prospective residents will be able to view, reserve and even pre-qualify for their new home when and where it’s convenient for them, even on mobile devices. For the benefit of their residents and tenants, SouthGate will also employ MRI Tenant Connect and MRI Resident Connect, industry-specific customer portals that deliver online self-service capabilities to its customers. Both solutions provide a fully brandable, secure online presence that empowers customers to complete key account management functions online, including the ability to pay rent and fees, view real-time statements and account balances, and submit and view the status of maintenance requests. The solutions also permit property managers to send email communications and newsletters to their entire client network, ensuring tenants and residents are up to date with any important updates.

For more information about MRI’s property management solutions, visit our website.

About MRI Software
MRI offers property management software solutions to the global real estate management and investment industries. As a leading provider of real estate enterprise software applications and hosted solutions, MRI serves the global multifamily and commercial property industries, helping them improve their bottom line and maximize their returns on their diverse business portfolios. MRI leverages its more than 40 years in business to develop long-term successful relationships with its clients. For more information, visit

About SouthGate Companies
SouthGate Companies has the experience and ability to help you with your residential and commercial real estate and construction needs. We provide land for sale for individual homes, subdivisions, office parks or industrial use; development services including tenant improvements, Built-to-Suit leases, commercial and residential construction and property management; and custom homes built on time and on budget. SouthGate Companies is locally owned and operated. Our employees live and work in the communities we serve. SouthGate is committed to maintaining a healthy, vibrant environment for our tenants, offering crime-free leases and improving properties to increase community pride.

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