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Colliers International | South Carolina announces 2019 Rising Star Award recipients


Columbia / Spartanburg, SC – Colliers International | South Carolina is pleased to announce our 2019 Rising Star Awards which were presented at the company’s annual Awards Celebration on January 28, 2020. The Rising Star Award recognizes staff members who have less than three years’ experience at Colliers, perform in an exemplary manner, demonstrate a desire to attain or are pursuing a professional designation, are active in industry groups and/or civic groups in the community and live the Colliers core values of service, expertise, community, fun, integrity and collaboration.

The Colliers staff members recognized as Rising Stars were, in alphabetical order:

  • Melissa Brewington, Property Accountant, Columbia 
  • Rick Dunbar, Maintenance Technician, Columbia 
  • Ashley Fenlon, Marketing Coordinator, Spartanburg 
  • Adam Lynch, CCP, Preconstruction Services Manager - LCK, Columbia 

“During her short time with Colliers, Melissa Brewington has embraced Colliers’ core values and has excelled in service to our clients. Not one to rest on her laurels, Melissa is eager to learn even more and further enhance her relationships with clients and colleagues. We’re honored to count this rising star as a member of our team!” said Neil Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Colliers International | South Carolina.

“As a mobile maintenance technician, Rick Dunbar serves as an important member of our Real Estate Management Services (REMS) team. Rick is on the front line serving our tenants every day and represents us as a true professional. Our tenants are greeted with his infectious smile and keen desire to serve,” said Debbie Lane, Senior Vice President of REMS for Colliers International | South Carolina. “His strong technical skills enable him to quickly assess and correct property issues, resulting in a high degree of tenant and owner satisfaction. These technical skills, coupled with his pleasant interaction with the tenants, are what set Rick apart.” 

“Ashley Fenlon came to Colliers a year and a half ago with an impressive marketing background but no commercial real estate experience. She proved to be a quick study and swiftly improved the production and efficiency of the Spartanburg office. She has also been a source of best-in-class marketing contributions statewide,” said David Feild, Market President of Colliers in Greenville-Spartanburg. “Ashley is extremely valued as a partner and teammate among the Colliers team and clients with whom she works.”

“Adam Lynch possesses an exceptional ability to create, manage and interpret construction documents, statistics and data. His work ethic is an inspiration and he leverages all of these strengths to promote Colliers/LCK through service excellence to our clients,” said Mickey Layden, Executive Vice President and Principal of Colliers International | South Carolina and President/CEO of LCK. “Adam sets a great example of work-life balance. The Colliers/LCK family and our community are fortunate that he is a part of us!”