Office Opening: Third Crye-Leike Office in Mississippi

Crye-Leike, Realtors has opened its third branch office in Mississippi, a decision prompted by the tremendous growth in sales volume generated from its Olive Branch and Southaven, Miss. offices, announced Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer of Crye-Leike, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South.

“Our new Hernando branch office will allow Crye-Leike’s sales associates to serve more clients in the southern most part of DeSoto County as well as in Tunica County to the west and Tate and Panola counties to the south,” said Crye.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, DeSoto County is one of the top 10 fastest growing counties in the United States. Demographics Journal ranks DeSoto County seventh in growth potential among the 841 metropolitan counties in the United States. The rankings were designed to reflect each county’s future capacity for growth and prosperity.

Crye-Leike’s three Mississippi branch offices are complimented by its three Mississippi franchise offices in New Albany, Oxford and Tupelo. The real estate company also holds franchises in Blytheville, Ark., Pickwick Dam, Tenn. and Monteagle, Tenn.

Crye-Leike’s Hernando office is located in the county seat at 2170 Highway 51, Suite 1, just north of Hernando’s historical town square and within the Oak Tree Shopping Center. “The 2,000 square foot office is unusually small for Crye-Leike,” notes its newly-named managing broker Lynette Magee, “but it is well-suited for the needs of this area.”

Crye said that they intend to stay in this leased space over the next three to four years. “Then, we will build our own office building in a new Hernando location once we determine the market size.”

Three Hernando residents have joined Crye-Leike as affiliate brokers of its Hernando office: Martha Monteith Pace and Reggie Pace, a husband and wife real estate team who transferred from Crye-Leike’s Olive Branch office, along with Renee Gibson. “We are continuing to build a sales force of up to 15 sales associates,” said Magee.

Magee will continue to serve as manager of Crye-Leike’s Southaven branch office while also serving a dual role as manager of Crye-Leike’s new Hernando office. She is vice president and serves on the board of directors for the Northwest Mississippi Board of Realtors. Magee is a member of the Hernando Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Association of Realtors (MAR) where she will serve as 2001 Governmental Affairs chairman. Also at MAR, Magee is a member of its Million Dollar Club and is trustee for MAR’s Political Action Committee. On a national level, Magee is a member of the National Association of Realtors, currently serving on its Business Issues Mobilization Committee. She holds the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation and is certified in cultural diversity.

Crye-Leike (, the largest real estate firm in Tennessee and the Mid-South, has over 2,100 sales associates. Its network of over 45 branch offices are located in 17 counties throughout a four-state Mid-South region: Tennessee (Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville), Arkansas (Jonesboro, West Memphis), Mississippi (Hernando, Olive Branch, Southaven) and Georgia (Fort Oglethorpe). Independently owned and operated, Crye-Leike’s sales volume of $3 billion in 1999 ranked it No. 10 among the nation’s top 500 residential real estate brokerage firms, as reported in May 2000 by REAL Trends Magazine.