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Email info@collegetownproperties.com

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    428 N. Milledge Avenue
    Athens, GA 30601

    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.


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    Chase@CollegeTownProperties.com

    Andy Blankenship

    Andy is our Athens Assistant General Manager. Andy graduated from The Baptist College of Florida with a degree in Leadership and he used that degree in ministry as a Youth/College Pastor as well as a church planter for over 10 years. When it was time for a career change, his love of college students made the transition to property management an easy one. As our AGM, Andy assists primarily in maintenance and facilities by making sure the best vendors are assigned to help keep all of our properties in great shape and working order. Andy also assists the office team in providing top-notch costumer service to current residents, prospective residents and their parents.


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    Andy@CollegeTownProperties.com

    Mary Corbin

    Mary is a native of the Athens area. She graduated from Athens Technical College with a degree in Marketing Management and Accounting. She has worked in property management accounting for over eleven years. Mary is responsible for all the accounting aspects of the owners portfolios. In her spare time, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children.


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    Mary@CollegeTownProperties.com

    Jake Dzurino

    Jake is our Athens Leasing and Marketing Manager. Jake graduated from The University of Alabama and adds 3 years of property management, sales and marketing experience to the team. Jake's career has taken him from his beginnings in Tuscaloosa to Chicago, Baton Rouge and finally to the Classic City. As our Leasing and Marketing Manager, Jake communicates with prospective residents to assist them in finding their ideal apartment in Athens. Jake is also responsible for marketing our properties and brand on social media and online platforms. Jake lives in Athens while continuing his education online at American University where he will earn his Master's Degree in Strategic Communication in 2019.


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    Jake@CollegeTownProperties.com

    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.


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    Heather@CollegeTownProperties.com

    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.


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    Lauren@CollegeTownProperties.com

    Shelby Henry

    Shelby is our Athens Leasing and Marketing Manager. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Psychology Major in May 2016. Living in Athens for six years, Shelby has great experience working with college students and leads our sorority and fraternity student marketing. As our Leasing and Marketing Manager, Shelby communicates with prospective tenants assisting them with touring homes and signing leases. Shelby lives in Athens with her husband, Gage, and she is very excited to be starting her career here in this college town she loves.


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    Shelby@CollegeTownProperties.com

    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.


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    Shawn@CollegeTownProperties.com

    Parker Shaw

    Parker is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, earning his degree in Business Management from the Terry College of Business. Prior to graduation, Parker was a member of our team as a leasing associate before transitioning to his full-time position as Facilities and Maintenance Manager. While working closely with local businesses, Parker overseas all efforts in property upkeep, reinvestment projects, and general maintenance for the Athens portfolio. Parker is originally from Warner Robins, GA and enjoys spending his free time outdoors with family and friends.


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    Parker@CollegeTownProperties.com

    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.


    (803) 743.8161

    Meggan@CollegeTownProperties.com