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MIG exists to serve the Memphis-area real estate investment community. Our mission is to provide our members the education, training, motivation and networking opportunities that will further the ethical investment in real estate.


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Matthew Cates

Matthew Cates is a proud, born and raised Memphian.  He graduated from Briarcrest Christian School and then attended Southwest Community College and the University of Memphis where he graduated with a B.A. in Communication. 

Matt started investing in real estate in 2009 and since then has become a managing member and/or co-founder of C 3 Realty LLC, Cates Capital LLC & Atkinson Acquisition LLC. He also has worked in his family’s promotional advertising business, Dennis Cates Advertising & Gifts, for over 20 years doing graphic design and sales management.

He and his wife, Emily Cates, are both active members of Covenant Baptist Church in Collierville.  They enjoy spending their time having game nights with friends, relaxing at the family farm, listening to way too many podcasts & traveling.

Matt Cates, MIG President 2020

Matt Cates