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428 N. Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30601


Phone (706) 850.7740
Fax (706) 850.7741

Chase Lawrence

Since 2006 Chase has been active in the design, development, operation and brokerage of student housing projects across the country. As President and Founder of CollegeTown Properties, Chase has overseen the growth of the company into an industry leader in student housing. His focus has been primarily on brand development and enhancing the company’s three core competencies of development, property operations and brokerage. Under his guidance, CollegeTown Properties has set itself apart as a premier boutique operator in multiple markets across the Southeastern United States. The company has also developed the nation’s #1 boutique student housing community awarded by Student Housing Business in 2017. Chase is dedicated to creating a brand with one simple goal of providing unmatched resident experiences while ensuring the highest level of customer service to our clients and the assets they trust the company to be good stewards of.

Chase received his B.S. in Housing from the University of Georgia in 2005. He lives in Athens, Georgia with his wife, Courtney and daughters, Breckyn, McKinley and son, Harrison. He is also an active member of the Athens Church Stewardship Committee, and a licensed real estate broker.


Phone: (706) 850.7740

Email: Chase@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 428 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30601

Shawn McKinney

As Regional Director of Operations, Shawn oversees all facets of the leasing, maintenance, and marketing efforts for all Southeast locations.  For our investor clients, Shawn ensures all investments are as profitable as possible by working closely with each property manager to ensure maximum occupancy while keeping expenses at a minimum.  She also strives to promote and sustain an enjoyable and memorable resident experience that is second to none. With over twenty years of accounting experience and ten plus years in property management, she brings a wealth of experience to the CollegeTown team. In her off time, Shawn enjoys spending time with her husband, their four children, grandchildren, and their two quirky dogs.


Phone: (706) 850.7740

Email: Shawn@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 428 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30601

Derek Alewine

Derek is a lifelong Athens resident. He graduated from the University of Georgia, earning his Bachelor’s of Economics and Kennesaw State University, earning his Master’s of Business Administration. He has over 7 years of experience in the commerical banking industry, holding positions in credit, operations, and retail. Derek oversees all aspects of accounting for CollegeTown Properties.


Phone: (706) 850.7740

Email: Derek@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 428 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30601

Ben Guess

Ben is a native of Athens, GA and a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he obtained a degree in Business Management. Ben utilized his major working with a prominent management company in Downtown Athens before bringing over his skills to CollegeTown. Ben is responsible for updating account information and accounts payable for the entire portfolio.


Phone: (706) 850.7740

Email: Ben@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 428 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30601

Alec Cooper

Alec is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, earning his degree in Real Estate from the Terry College of Business. Prior to graduation, Alec was a member of our team as a Regional Associate before transitioning to his full-time positon as Area Manager. Alec specializes in the oversite of leasing efforts across CollegeTown’s portfolio while simultaneously working closely with our managers to ensure that all our properties are maintained, marketed, and remain as the competitive benchmark in each market. Originally from Atlanta, Alec loves spending his free time outside fishing and biking with his dog, Taz.


Phone: (706) 850.7740

Email: Alec@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 428 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30601

Rachel Mitcham

Rachel graduated from The University of Georgia in May of 2017, with a double-major in Marketing and Real Estate. Rachel is a third generation Bulldawg that loves Athens so much, she couldn’t bear to leave! As our Resident Account Manager, Rachel oversees the collection of all rent and fees across our multi-market portfolio. She is responsible for maintaining a minimal delinquency market-wide, and ensuring all owners maximize the profitability of their investments. When she’s not at work, you can find Rachel hanging out with her corgi, Max.


Phone: (706) 850.7740

Email: Rachel@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 428 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30601

Lauren Grindey

Lauren is our Athens Leasing and Marketing Manager. Lauren graduated from the University of Alabama and has four years of experience in property management. A Florida native, Lauren’s property management career has taken her from Tuscaloosa, to San Marcos, to Baton Rouge, and now we are so glad to have her talent here in the Classic City. As our Leasing and Marketing Manager, Lauren communicates with prospective tenants assisting them with touring homes and signing leases. She also markets our properties on all social media and rental platforms. Lauren lives in Athens, while earning her masters degree online from her alma mater, UA.


Phone: (706) 850.7740

Email: Lauren@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 428 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30601

Holli Standifer

Holli is a graduate of the wonderful University of Georgia where she majored in Communication Studies. Go Dawgs! Though you will see her sporting Bama gear throughout the office (forgive her- she married into it). Holli is our Resident Service Manager here in Athens, and comes from a strong background of customer service, hospitality, and philanthropy. She worked at Chick-fil-A throughout her collegiate career, and then took on an internship at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. As Resident Services Manager, Holli offers support to our tenants and ensures that they have a successful and enjoyable leasing term with CollegeTown. Holli lives in Athens with her husband, Scott, and she is very excited to be beginning her career here in this college town she fell in love with.


Phone: (706) 850.7740

Email: Holli@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 428 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30601

Adguary Calwile

As a native of Greenville, SC, Adguary received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University. At Clemson University, Adguary was a Recruiting Assistant for the Clemson Football team and worked as a Leasing and Marketing Agent for a student housing complex. After graduation, Adguary moved to Baton Rouge, LA where he managed a 700+ bed property. He recently relocated back to the Upstate where he serves as the manager for the Clemson, SC portfolio. Adguary has a passion for making his tenants' needs a top priority and ensuring they will have the best college living experience. During his free time, Adguary loves spending time outside with friends and family grilling and playing/watching sports.


Phone: (864) 986.1121

Email: Adguary@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 106 Calhoun Street, Clemson, SC 29631

Tricia White

Tricia earned her Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University and Master of Arts from Furman University.  She has over a decade of experience in the Clemson market with a specialization in stabilizing new developments.  Tricia has a passion for developing leaders and ensuring the best possible experience for her residents.  During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Baker, and two children, Kate and Luke.


Phone: (864) 986.1121

Email: Tricia@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 106 Calhoun Street, Clemson, SC 29631

Meggan Walker

Columbia Property Manager - Meggan is a southern California native and a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio.  After graduating, she started her career in student housing as community assistant working her way up to the community manager role. Using her seven years of experience in housing she oversees leasing, marketing & maintenance for The Orchard Columbia asset. She is currently living in Columbia and is enjoying sampling the local food and entertainment.


Phone: (803) 743.8161

Email: Meggan@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 428 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30601

Heather Fincher

Heather is a graduate of Columbus State University where she obtain a bachelor's degree in marketing.  Heather specializes in investor and residential sales for CollegeTown Properties and has over 11 years in the property management industry.  She is a member of the Athens Associations of Realtors (AAAR) and Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR).  Heather currently resides in Athens with her husband Joel and two children, Eli and Mady Grace.


Phone: (706) 850.7740

Email: Heather@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 428 N. Milledge Avenue Athens, GA 30601

Hali Young

Hali is a graduate of University of West Georgia and oversees all aspects of property management of the Carrollton, GA rental portfolio. She coordinates leasing, marketing & maintenance supervision primarily for the Orchard West Georgia asset. Hali lives in Carrollton where she enjoys spending time outside with her two dogs and gardening.


Phone: (770) 834.8266

Email: Info@OrchardWestGeorgia.com

Mail To: 103 Orange Pass, Carrollton, GA 30117

Mishay Bingham

Mishay has a true passion for property management. She brings over a decade of commercial and residential experience to CollegeTown. She has managed multimillion dollar renovations, completed new construction lease up projects, as well as brought properties out of distressed situations. Mishay is the manager of the Milledgeville, GA portfolio which includes four properties. Her focus is leasing and marketing while making the residents her top priority. She was born and raised in Macon, GA where she currently resides with her three children.


Phone: (706) 570.9335

Email: Mishay@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 605 N. Columbia Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Kherria Brown

Kherria has lived in Starkville, MS for eight years and dedicated seven of those years to the student housing market in Starkville. He brings his experience to CollegeTown as the property manager of The Balcony MSU where he overseas leasing, marketing, residential events, and maintenance coordination. During his spare time, he enjoys coffee at a café, reading, tennis, and playing his saxophone.


Phone: (662) 617.0833

Email: Kherria@CollegeTownProperties.com

Mail To: 210 S. Montgomery Street, Starkville, MS 39759

Our Team

Chase Lawrence

Principal/Broker

Shawn McKinney

Regional Director of Operations

Derek Alewine

Controller

Ben Guess

Accounts Payable Specialist

Alec Cooper

Area Manager

Rachel Mitcham

Resident Account Manager

Lauren Grindey

Athens Leasing & Marketing Manager

Holli Standifer

Athens Resident Services Manager

Adguary Calwile

Clemson Operations Manager

Tricia White

Clemson Area Manager

Meggan Walker

Columbia Property Manager

Heather Fincher

Investor Sales

Hali Young

Carrollton Property Manager

Mishay Bingham

Milledgeville Property Manager

Kherria Brown

Starkville Property Manager


2018/2019 Intern Selections

Parker Shaw

Terry College of Business

Role

Facilities Associate

Emily Morrison

Family & Consumer Sciences

Major

Housing Management

Dylan Larkin

Terry College of Business

Major

Finance & Real Estate

Gracyn Sharpless

Grady College of Journalism

Major

Advertising

Ellie Webb

Family & Consumer Sciences

Major

Interior Design

Connor Shaw

Terry College of Business

Major

Business Management

Zander Vaz

Terry College of Business

Major

Real Estate

Joe Coleman

Terry College of Business

Major

Accounting

Harrison Hart

Terry College of Business

Major

Finance & Real Estate