Local Expertise, Professional Results

Executive Property Management was founded in 2008 with the intent to become a provider of top service in the property management business. Our innovative business model integrates the customer service and management disciplines of the institutional property management industry at a local level. This unique approach, and our commitment to hiring the very best professionals, has resulted in strong business growth and our long-lasting tenure in the area, making us one of the most respected and trusted local property management companies.

Our Team

Bruce Gates and Melanie Gates – Owners. We’re a retired military husband and wife real estate team with strong personal ties to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the military families that reside here.


Bruce Gates, Owner

Bruce Gates has always held himself to a higher standard of performance, being named a "Top Gun" twice in his military career. In his nearly 28 years of military service, Bruce flew many missions and many different aircraft, most notably the F-4E Phantom and F-15E Strike Eagle. And as a Weapons Systems Officer, it was a job that demanded concentration and precision, as well as teamwork and strategic planning to ensure the successful outcome of every mission.

After retiring from active duty in 2004, Bruce became a local Realtor and has served on the Goldsboro/Wayne County Association of Realtors in many capacities, most recently as the 2012/2013 Board President. In addition, Bruce holds the Accredited Buyer Representation (ABR) designation for agents who focus directly on working with buyer clients.



Melanie Gates, Owner

Melanie Gates comes from a strong marketing background working for over 11 years as the Continuity/Marketing and Public Service Director for Eastern Carolina Broadcasting Company. Her job focused largely on market segments and targeting groups of consumers who would buy their advertisers products, but she was also the go-to person when it came to writing advertiser commercials for this large broadcasting company. As the marketing director, Melanie made decisions on how best to present her advertisers products to a selected target market.

Her background in marketing has afforded her the ability to determine the best marketing venues for her real estate seller clients and more particularly for homeowners participating in the Executive Properties home management program. Melanie has been a Realtor since 2000 and has served on the Goldsboro/Wayne County Association of Realtors in many capacities including that of the Board Vice-President and also as a Board Director.

She holds the coveted Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation which is a symbol of excellence in the Real Estate profession and is held by only the top 5% of agents across the country. In addition, she is a Graduate of the Realtor Institute where she gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.



Pam Horner, Rental Management Assistant

As the Executive Properties Rental Management Assistant, Pam has the expertise to manage our homeowner’s cash flow efficiently with tools and services that provide them with immediate and accurate information. In addition, Pam manages the day to day activities of the property management division including screening prospective tenants, coordinating repairs with our vendors, placing local print ads, and keeping our owners updated on any detail specific to their home. Pam works directly with our homeowners, tenants, and contractors to provide stream-lined and exemplary customer service to all.



Our Mission

The mission of Executive Property Management is to seek out and create efficiencies that ultimately save our homeowners money while increasing the value of their investment property. After all, part of your reason for hiring us as your professional property management firm is to reduce your time and stress!

Don’t settle for a management company that can only do part of the job. With many of our property owners being military and living overseas, they rely upon us to handle all of their rental property needs be it something simple like finding a new gardener or something more complex like roof replacement. Regardless of your goals, your property manager should share your vision and values working diligently to stay on top of any maintenance, tenant, safety, or other issues which may arise.

The success and reputation of Executive Properties is built upon the principles of fair and ethical conduct of our employees and contractors. Our reputation for integrity and excellence requires careful observation of the letter of property management laws and regulations as well as an intense regard for the highest standards of personal integrity.

The continued success of Executive Property Management is dependent upon the trust of our clients, and we are passionately dedicated to preserving that trust.

It is our goal to continue being a leader in Goldsboro/Seymour Johnson AFB/Wayne County rental home industry while providing the highest level of service to our homeowners and their tenants.

Thanks to our experience and expertise, you can rely on Executive Property Management to handle all of your wants and needs. Executive Property Management provides quality property management services for the Goldsboro/Wayne County area.

****(Some larger renovations, rehab projects, and catastrophic events do require additional fees in order for us to appropriately manage.)