MRI Software Appoints David Carner to Lead Multifamily Business Unit

MRI Software Appoints David Carner to Lead Multifamily Business Unit

Real Estate Technology Veteran to Lead All Strategic and Operational Initiatives
for MRI’s Growing Multifamily Business

Solon, OH – June 12, 2017MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, today announced the appointment of 25-year industry veteran David Carner as group vice president for the company’s multifamily business unit. With extensive senior management experience at real estate technology providers in functions ranging from product management and operations to business development and marketing, Carner brings the end-to-end expertise to build on and accelerate the growth of MRI’s multifamily business.

“Dave’s appointment marks a significant milestone for our business and further emphasizes our long-term commitment to and leadership position in the multifamily sector,” said Patrick Ghilani, Chief Executive Officer of MRI Software. “Dave will be a huge asset to MRI, and we could not be more pleased to have his invaluable experience on our leadership team. Dave will have our total support as he guides us to new heights in multifamily.”

Carner will take over MRI Software’s fast-growing multifamily business in the midst of record expansion of its platform across all sectors, including conventional and affordable housing. In the past twelve months alone, MRI has grown its multifamily offerings to include solutions for automated communications, resident screening and asset management with the acquisitions of CallMaX, ResidentCheck and Integratec, respectively. These solutions, along with new innovations in MRI’s Multifamily Connect Suite, meet client needs for property and asset management and full resident lifecycle engagement, from prospect attraction to resident retention.

“As someone who’s been in this industry for well over two decades, I am very familiar with MRI Software’s long history of success helping multifamily real estate organizations elevate their business,” said Carner. “I’m thrilled to be joining the team now at a time of unprecedented investment and momentum in multifamily. MRI’s commitment to delivering comprehensive and flexible software supported by an open and connected ecosystem of innovative partners is  the ultimate in client experience and the core tenet upon which we will continue to build the MRI legacy.”

Prior to joining MRI Software, Carner was senior vice president at First Advantage, a provider of comprehensive background screening solutions, where he was responsible for guiding the success of its Residential Solutions business. Before First Advantage, he spent 18 years with RealPage, including serving as president of both LeasingDesk and CrossFire. Carner graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and completed an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He will be based out of MRI’s new Dallas office.

MRI Software’s multifamily business is built upon its Residential Suite. These flexible solutions for conventional and affordable housing adapt to individual customer needs, allowing property owners and managers to take control of the entire real estate cycle, from online leasing and lead qualifications to renewals and statement of deposit.

About MRI Software

MRI Software is a leading provider of innovative real estate software applications and hosted solutions. MRI’s comprehensive and flexible technology platform coupled with an open and connected ecosystem meets the unique needs of real estate businesses—from property-level management and accounting to investment modeling and analytics for the global commercial and residential markets. A pioneer of the real estate software industry, MRI develops lasting client relationships based on nearly five decades of expertise and insight. Through leading solutions and a rich partner ecosystem, MRI liberates real estate companies to elevate their business and gain a competitive edge. For more information, please visit

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