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®, RSPS » Associate Broker/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, working in both Multi-Family and Single Family Management and has been with Market South Management since 2011. 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), where he holds the Resort and Second Home Specialist (RSPS) designation, the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR), and most importantly the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). Parker holds the prestigious 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 sons Jack and Brooks, and dog, Beau.

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 » Property Manager

Kristin joined Market South Management as our Receptionist in 2018 and transitioned into a Property Manager in 2020. 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 dogs, Lucy and Bailey.

Tamara Bailey » Property Manager- Downtown/Historic District

Tamara started her Property Management career in 2012 and joined the MSM team in October 2020. She enjoys the business and ensuring that tenants and owners stay well informed and happy. Being a Savannah native, the Savannah atmosphere and living on the coast are just a few of her favorite things. When not at work you can find her enjoying the beautiful Savannah waterways and spending time outdoors with her family. Her family includes her loving husband and identical twin sons, with her cat and 2 dogs. Tamara is excited to be a part of the Market South family!

Heather Andrews » Property Manager

Heather started her journey with Market South Management as our receptionist. Due to her work ethic and strong interpersonal skills, She was quickly promoted to Property Manager. Heather was born and raised in a small town in Northeast Texas and moved here in 2021 with her husband, who is active duty Army. She herself served 6 years in the Texas Army National Guard. With having several years of customer service experience under her belt, she strives for excellent customer care and having well informed tenants and owners. In her spare time, Heather enjoys home improvement projects, spending time with her husband, and trying out new recipes.

Shawna Grant » Receptionist

Shawna joined the Market South Management family in July 2022. As our receptionist, she brings us her upbeat, bubbly personality and positive attitude. Shawna was born and raised in the Midwest and recently relocated to the Savannah area from Middle GA with her family, where they lived since October 2011. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her kids and husband, traveling, learning new recipes and attending her children’s extracurricular activities.

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.