I am trying give USER2 access to one of USER1's folders and everything beneath it. I am unable to access the "exe" directory shown below:

I am able to browse to the "exe" folder as root and as USER1. It seems to be linked based on the "exe -> ../exe/linuxx86_64/hdb" description after running the "ls -l" command. I am unsure what the yellow font with red background indicates.

I am running the following to give USER2 permissions to USER1 directories/files:

setfacl -R -m u:user2:rwx /path/of/user1

When I run getfacl /path/of/user1/exe, the permission show as properly added:

servername/path/of/user1/# getfacl /path/of/user1/exe
getfacl: Removing leading '/' from absolute path names
# file: /path/of/user1/exe
# owner: user1
# group: group1

As USER2, when I run "cd /path/of/user1/exe" I get the following error:
-bash: cd: exe: Permission denied

Any ideas on how to give USER2, rwx access to /path/of/user1/exe?