About Us - Meet the Team

Gary Kornegay » Broker/Owner

As the Broker/Owner of Market South Management, Gary not only provides the strategic direction of the company, but is also involved in the day to day operation of the business. This “hands-on” management style ties him to all aspects of the daily operation, which includes the residential and commercial management as well as the homeowner and condominium association management component of the business.

Having earned his Georgia Salespersons Real Estate License in 1980 and his Broker’s License in 1983, Gary draws on his 30-plus years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to 1980, he was employed by IBM Corporation where he received valuable marketing and management experience.

Gary and his wife, Susan, have owned and managed several successful real estate companies. In 2003, they decided to position their real estate firm to focus solely on professional property management services in the Greater Savannah Area, including Pooler, Tybee Island, and Richmond Hill. Gary strives to provide a full service package for owner/investors and associations who need professional management services.

In order to provide premier client services, Gary is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) and the Savannah Area Realtors (SAR) where he is a Past Director. Most important is his membership in the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) where he is active in the Atlanta Chapter. Gary is also Past President of the Dublin Board of Realtors.

Gary and Susan both graduated from Auburn University in 1973 and have lived in Savannah since 1995. They have 2 adult children and have recently welcomed their first grandson to the world.

Parker Kornegay, RMP® » Senior Property Manager

Having grown up in the Real Estate Industry, Parker has worked in all facets of the Property Management business. He started his career in Property Management in 2004 and has been with Market South Management for over 10 years. Parker has been in Savannah since 1995. He attended Savannah Christian Preparatory School, graduated in 2002 and accepted a football scholarship to Newberry College.

To better serve his Clients and stay up to date with the latest industry trends, Parker is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR), and most importantly the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). Parker recently received his Residential Management Professional (RMP®) designation from NARPM. With this designation, Parker is the only RMP® in the Greater Savannah Area. In his free time, Parker enjoys fishing, live music, and Auburn Football . When not in the office, Parker can usually be found spending time with his wife Ansley, their son Jack, and dog, Walker.

Jodi Harstine » Community Association Manager

Jodi is originally from North Ridgeville, Ohio. She proudly joined the MSM team in 2018. She is a graduate of Hopkinsville Community College with multiple degrees in Arts & Science. Jodi is also a proud United States Army Veteran and Military Spouse. Jodi, her husband Jeff, and their four children have relocated throughout the Southeast for over twenty years and chose their forever home location of Guyton, GA in 2014. Jodi enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering for the Girl Scouts, traveling and gardening.

Debra Parker » Community Association Manager

A native of Savannah, Debra comes to MSM with a diverse background. Debra is a graduate of Rabun Gap Nacoochee College Prep School and attended Coastal College of Brunswick and University of Anchorage Alaska. Having been in the Maritime Industry for over 20 years as a Vessel Agent, she has travelled extensively in Alaska. Debra’s background is in Accounting and she was an Accounting Manager for a local Music Company for 11 years. After being on the Board of Director’s for her Homeowner’s Association, Debra changed careers and now works with Boards to manage, improve and maintain their communities property values. Debra enjoys playing with her two Mini-Dachshunds rescues, Jackson and Sabi and enjoys working with local Dachshund rescues to re-home other Dachshunds. She enjoys reading, gardening cooking and helping others.

Alan Roberds » Community Association Manager

Joining Market South Management in 2014, Alan brings over 16 years’ experience managing Community Associations. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to MSM’s HOA and Condominium division, and one of only 2 CAM’s in Chatham county to have received the prestigious Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) designation from Community Associations Institute. While specializing in the financial, administrative, property, and communication needs of associations, Alan most enjoys meeting with owners and Boards to help support the needs and goals of our clients.

Deana Shores » Office Coordinator

Deana is a native of Savannah. She graduated from St Vincent’s academy and attended Armstrong Atlantic State University. In 1999 she started working in Property Management as an administrative assistant. Deana has worn many hats for this company through the years. She has been a property manager, bookkeeper, and receptionist and is now our office coordinator. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She is very active in the Irish Community and loves to garden.

Sydney Stevens » Staff Accountant - Property Management Department

A transplant from the Midwest, Sydney moved to Savannah in 1998 and started working in accounting for an industrial company. She joined Market South Management in 2005 and serves as Staff Accountant for the Property Management Departmant. Sydney brings years of prior administrative, accounting and customer service skills and is a valuable employee and a real asset to our firm, our clients and our customers. Sydney also enjoys reading, and crafting in her spare time. She is a proud Notre Dame alumna. GO IRISH!

Keisha Leger » Property Manager - Southside and Islands

Keisha comes to Market South Management with over 19 years of experience in the Real Estate industry! Uncompromising integrity is at the center of Keisha’s service! Keisha is passionate about her work and takes great pride in keeping her investors and tenants up-to-date with pertinent information.

Family is very important to Keisha as is her strong devotion to God and her church. She and her husband of 21 years are blessed with three children. When not in the office, Keisha enjoys spending time with her family, eating good food, and traveling! Her goal is to build lasting relationships by providing top notch service.

Chris Fellows » Controller

Chris Fellows is a Georgia native and has lived in the Savannah area since 2002. Chris is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Accounting. Additionally, he has over 25 years experience in Accounting across a variety of industries, including Commercial Property Management. Chris joined the Market South Management team in 2019 as the Controller and looks forward to many years with Market South. Away from the office, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, two teenage children, and two dogs. An exercise enthusiast, Chris has trained and completed multiple half-marathons and even a marathon.

Kristin Lightle » Receptionist

Kristin has been our Receptionist since 2018- Originally from South Carolina, Kristin has lived in Savannah since 2008. Prior to joining Market South, Kristin worked in the customer service industry for 15 years. When not handling our busy front desk, Kristin enjoys spending time with her 2 boys, Aiden and Lincoln, and her dog Bailey.

MSM also employs an in-house Maintenance Department. Our technicians can help with some of the smaller, day-to-day, issues that can arise in home tenancy.