SVN Welcomes Ford as Chief Operating Officer
SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC Welcomes Ford as Chief Operating Officer
SVN Welcomes Ford as Chief Operating Officer

SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC Welcomes Karen Ford as Chief Operating Officer

Hattiesburg, Miss. – SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC recently welcomed Karen Ford to the team as Chief Operating Officer. In this new position, Mrs. Ford is responsible for all of the company’s operational units, the alignment and prioritization of company initiatives, and ensuring operational excellence.

Ford brings thirty years of experience in the FHA Multifamily and Healthcare finance industry. Most recently as the former EVP and COO of Love Funding in Washington, DC, she helped develop and implement their strategic plan, was responsible for the closing and asset management departments, managed corporate contracts, created an internal legal department, and drove pipeline/tracking management for a portfolio of over $3.7 billion and in excess of 600 loans.

“I am very excited to join a company with such deep roots in south Mississippi, but also, SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC is a company that doesn’t rest on its past successes. They are constantly looking for new and improved ways to provide outstanding service to its clients.  I look forward to applying my skills in any way I can to help the company continue its current growth path,” said Ford of her new role.

SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC is Hattiesburg, Mississippi’s only globally affiliated commercial real estate brokerage with a hometown history spanning over 40 years.

“Karen’s expertise in multifamily and healthcare financing will help SVN | Southgate drive our leadership position in asset management and the services we can bring to our clients,” said Chamberlan Carothers, CCIM, CPM, of Ford’s arrival. “We have collaborated with Karen in the past and know that her fresh perspective to leadership will be a great addition to help continue to grow SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC.”

SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC, looks to expand commercial real estate investment across the Gulf South, showcase available assets through their global brokerage reach, and increase value with best-in-class property and asset management.


SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC, is a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in asset management and investment brokerage. The SVN® brand is a globally recognized commercial real estate entity united by a shared vision of creating value for clients, colleagues and communities. Locally, SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC has a strong 40-year history of commercial real estate leadership in the Gulf South region.

Currently, SVN comprises over 1,600 advisors and staff working in more than 200 offices across the globe. SVN’s brand pillars represent the transparency, innovation and inclusivity that enable all our advisors to collaborate effectively with the entire real estate industry on behalf of our clients.

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