Collierville Branch Office Relocates

Memphis, Tenn. –  Construction is underway on a 16,633 square foot commercial building in Collierville, Tenn., the future home of Crye-Leike, Realtors’ Collierville branch office which will relocate just north of its present leased location at 791 E. Poplar Avenue.

Owned by Harold E. Crye and Dick Leike, co-founders and owners of Crye-Leike, Realtors, the one-story building will rest on two acres of land and has a project value of $2.35 million. The site is located at 435 North Byhalia Road, a few blocks north of Poplar Avenue in Collierville.

“We are expanding due to the growth in the Collierville community and the growth of our agent population,” said Crye. “We are providing a more convenient location for our customers and a better work environment for our sales associates with such added office amenities as ‘smart’ technology enhancements to give our associates better accessibility to computerization.”

Crye-Leike, Realtors’ new location will occupy 8,245 square feet of office space, allowing for 70 sales associates, a 32 percent increase from the previous 53 agents at their current location. The remaining office space will be divided and leased between third parties, First Trust Bank for Savings’ Mortgage Lending Division and Realty Title, both of which will open satellite offices there.

Renaissance Group of Memphis is serving as the architect for the project with Crye-Leike Commercial & Property Management as the developer. Priester & Associates of Memphis is the general contractor. National Bank of Commerce of Memphis is the project’s lender. The building’s projected date of completion is September 1, 2001.

“As we expand our Crye-Leike branch office in Collierville, we also will be expanding our service areas going southward into north Mississippi and Marshall County as well as east into Fayette County,” said Jeanne Lubiani, managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Collierville branch office. ” We have recruited new agents licensed in Mississippi so we may step up our marketing efforts into these new areas of growth.”

“Our Collierville branch office has outgrown its space, which is indicative of what is happening to the city’s population,” said Steve Brown, vice president and general manager of Crye-Leike Inc. of Memphis. ” Additionally, there were more houses sold over $400,000 in Collierville last year than in River Oaks in Memphis.”

Crye-Leike Commercial & Property Management, a division of Crye-Leike, is a full service commercial real estate company offering business and investment real estate services from its three regional commercial offices in Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga. It has 27 commercial brokers and affiliate brokers in Memphis who completed over $73.5 million in property sales and lease volume in 2000. Combined, the three regional divisions completed over $87.2 million in property sales and lease volume in 2000. Its commercial brokers and affiliate brokers, which total 58 company wide, have an 18-year history of providing comprehensive real estate assistance, including commercial sales, leasing and buyer representative services.

Crye-Leike (, largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South, has a network of over 52 branch offices, 2,200 sales associates and over 480 employees. Crye-Leike is ranked No. 13 among the nation’s top 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms and No. 8 among the nation’s 136 largest privately owned and independents, according to REAL Trends, Inc., the leading provider of information and analysis for the residential real estate industry. These rankings were based on Crye-Leike attaining sales of $2.9 billion and 20,406 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2000.

Crye-Leike of Memphis has 22 branch and franchise offices located in nine counties throughout a three-state Mid-South region in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi with over 1,100 sales associates.


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