President and CEO
Jerry is the President and CEO of SouthGate Companies. Jerry focuses on implementing the company’s overall business plan, and is the co-lead on strategic visioning for SouthGate. He has lead development communications with municipal planning staff, engineers, and architects for a large portion of our subdivisions. Jerry has also been in charge of managing real estate investment portfolios, and has successfully analyzed and implemented more than $10mm Build to Suit 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges.
Prior to joining Southgate, Jerry was Vice President and Regional Credit Officer for MidwestOne Bank for more than 7 years, and has over 13 years of experience as a community banker. Jerry is knowledgeable of the local real estate market via relationships and discussions with local realtors, appraisers, builders, and former clients.
Jerry holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and an MBA in Marketing from The University of Iowa. He is involved in many community activities including former Norman Borlaug Elementary PTO Treasurer, Iowa City Area Chair for March for Babies 2013, Junior Achievement classroom volunteer, March of Dimes, Landon’s basketball coach, and is a member of the Iowa City Rotary Club.
Jerry is married to his wife Jenny with two young children, Ava and Landon, and a Teddy Bear puppy Maple. Jerry likes to spend his free time playing old man’s basketball, running half-marathons, cycling Grangables, and dancing in Daddy-Daughter routines.