Kay Crawford Joins Crye-Leike of Nashville’s Management Team

Brentwood, Tenn. – Kay Crawford of Nashville has been named senior corporate broker for Crye-Leike of Nashville Inc., a newly-established management position to be based at its corporate headquarters in Brentwood.  She brings to Crye-Leike over 20 years of real estate expertise and training ability from serving as vice president of Continuing Learning Institute (CLI). At Crye-Leike, she will serve as corporate support to 21 Crye-Leike branch offices in the Greater Nashville area and to Crye-Leike College to strengthen the company’s training efforts. Previous to CLI, Crawford managed three real estate offices in Middle Tennessee.

Tom Kimbrough, vice president and general manager of Crye-Leike of Nashville Inc., says that Crawford will be a tremendous asset to all of Crye-Leike’s Middle Tennessee offices and operations. “This is truly a rare opportunity for our company to gain such a highly regarded and experienced real estate professional as Kay Crawford. Over her 14 years as a real estate instructor, she has come to know many of the agents in Greater Nashville. If you were to poll our sales associates, I would guess almost half of them have attended at least one of Kay’s real estate courses when she was an instructor at CLI.”

Crye-Leike of Nashville, Inc. entered Nashville’s real estate market in 1992. It has 21 branch offices in the Greater Nashville area within Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, along with one franchise office in Monteagle, Tenn. (Grundy County). The branch offices are conveniently located in: Brentwood, Clarksville, Columbia, Franklin, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Priest Lake, Smyrna and Springfield. Sales associates in the Nashville area currently total over 800. Crye-Leike of Nashville, Inc. recorded 7,929 units sold in 1999, representing a sales volume of $1.12 billion.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com) , the largest real estate firm in Tennessee and the Midsouth, has over 2,200 sales associates who operate in 44 branch offices, located in 19 counties and six regional areas, Arkansas, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Memphis, Mississippi and Nashville. Crye-Leike also has five franchise offices in New Albany, Oxford and Tupelo, Miss., Blytheville, Ark. and Monteagle, Tenn. As a privately held company with over 480 employees, it attained record sales of $3.3 billion corporatewide in 1999, the best year reported in company history. Nationally, Crye-Leike is ranked No. 10 among the nation’s top 500 residential real estate brokerage firms and No. 3 among the nation’s largest 161 privately owned independent real estate companies, as reported in May 2000 by REAL Trends Magazine.