Southern Development Management Company, Inc. (SDMC) is located in West Columbia, South Carolina. We currently employ 150 staff to include nine corporate office employees, six Regional Managers with remaining staff working on-site. Reese B. Quick, current President of SDMC, believes a strong team presence on the property is vital to maintain the standards expected from Owners.
SDMC has a Better Business Bureau Accreditation and memberships in apartment associations in seven states. After years of working in the housing industry, company staff have developed a personal familiarity of state and federal personnel that regulate housing, and community leaders who assist and or advise zoning, local legislation, and procedures.
SDMC was formed July 1, 1982 and managed mostly conventional properties. Reese B. Quick, current President of SDMC, started with the company in 1995 as a Regional Manager with an emphasis on new business. Reese came to SDMC with extensive experience in Sec 8, tax credit and Rural Development management. After tripling the SDMC portfolio in seven short years, Reese was promoted to President. SDMC continues to grow as the reputation the company has built has led to new business referrals through government agencies, owners, banking institutions and support organizations.
While serving as President of IREM Reese was able to gain more knowledge of the conventional aspect of the housing industry and included them in his quest for new management. By growing the SDMC portfolio, advertising, insurance, and vendor costs began to lower leading to a higher profit margin for the Owner and allowing more funding at the properties to prevent any deferred maintenance. Several properties were able to use funds for new playgrounds, Resource Centers, air conditioning, recoating parking areas and landscaping. All of these improvements culminated in higher property values and the appreciation of the residents and community, and eventually prompting the company slogan “providing more than a home”.