Colliers | South Carolina presents 2023 Innovation Award to accounting staff

February 22, 2024

Colliers | South Carolina announced that the company’s 2023 Innovation Award was presented to Katie Albright, Paige Jernigan and Rosa Nakasone, members of the company’s accounting staff. The awards were presented at the company’s annual Awards Celebration held at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia on February 21, 2024.

The Innovation Award recognizes and honors revolutionary actions resulting in incremental or radical advancement in thinking, processes or outcomes while promoting collaboration, service and operational excellence, innovation and fun.

Albright, Jernigan and Nakasone were nominated for the award because of a unique and efficient process they developed for billing workorders for the firm’s Real Estate Management Services (REMS) clients.

“Workorder processing and billing, such as maintenance technician labor and/or materials provided for certain REMS properties, has historically been an extremely laborious, manual task,” said Neil Jones, Executive Vice President and CFO of Colliers | South Carolina. “This team developed a way to extract information from the workorder system and import that information into our accounting software resulting in a net savings of processing time of approximately 50 hours per month. In addition, we are able to bill much more quickly and accurately.”

Albright is a Corporate Accountant primarily responsible for providing corporate financial reporting. Albright is also responsible for managing and streamlining much of the data and applications utilized in corporate and REMS accounting. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in accounting and corporate finance.

Jernigan is an Accounting & Finance Coordinator, responsible for tenant and corporate billing and processing of payments, performing credit checks for tenants and compiling reports, proposals, budgets and financials. Additionally, she compiles and distributes monthly property management narratives to the company’s clients and provides administrative support to the accounting department. She enjoys giving back to the community through the United Way of the Midlands, Boy Scouts of America, the YMCA of Columbia and a mentoring program.

Nakasone is a Billing and Collections Coordinator, assisting property managers, project managers and the accounting department. She coordinates accounts receivable/billing, receiving direction from project and property managers to deliver on business needs. She also handles the corporate billing and business license tax filings for Colliers | South Carolina and its project management affiliate, LCK. She received an associate degree from College of Micronesia – FSM.


About Colliers

Colliers | South Carolina is the largest full-service commercial real estate firm in South Carolina with 66 licensed real estate professionals covering the state with locations in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg. Colliers is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO) through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and is the largest manager of commercial real estate properties in South Carolina with a portfolio of over 23 million square feet of office, industrial, retail and healthcare properties. Colliers’ staff hold the most professional designations of any firm in South Carolina. Colliers | South Carolina’s partner, LCK, provides project management services for new facilities and renovations across South Carolina.

Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 66 countries, our 19,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. With annual revenues of $4.3 billion and $98 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people. Learn more at, X @Colliers or LinkedIn.