Crye-Leike Ranks among Memphis’ Largest Top 100 Employers & No. 33 among Top 100 Private Companies

Memphis, Tenn. –  Memphis-based Crye-Leike, Inc., a full service real estate company for 26 years, has achieved top rankings in an annual list of Memphis’ Largest Top 100 Employers by the Memphis Business Journal.

Crye-Leike, Realtors ranked 4th among the top 100 employers in Memphis, Tenn., with Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, Century Management and Valenti Mid-South Management LLC leading the rankings.

In 2002, Crye-Leike, Inc. employed 411 employees in the Greater Memphis area, with an additional 1,247 independent contractors affiliated with the company who list and sell real estate in the Greater Memphis area. Company wide in 2002, Crye-Leike employed 571 employees, with an additional 2,254 independent contractors listing and selling real estate.

The Memphis Business Journal further disclosed the Top 100 Private Companies in Memphis, Tenn. with Crye-Leike, Inc. ranking No. 33, based on Crye-Leike’s regional office generating $108.4 million in gross revenue in 2002. Dunavant Enterprises, Inc. led in that ranking, followed by Orgill, Inc.

The Memphis Business Journal’s list of Top 100 Private Companies ranks them by 2002 gross revenues and represents companies from a broad spectrum of industries. To qualify, companies must maintain their headquarters in the Memphis metropolitan statistical area (MSA). The MSA includes Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties in Tennessee, DeSoto County in Mississippi and Crittendon County in Arkansas.

Crye-Leike, Inc. is one of Crye-Leike’s five regional hub offices with others located in Nashville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Tenn. and Little Rock, Ark. Crye-Leike, Inc. in Memphis has a sales force of over 1,100 sales associates who are located in 20 corporate and franchise offices in four counties throughout a three-state Mid-South region in Shelby County, Tenn.; Crittendon County, Ark.; and DeSoto and Lee counties, Miss.

Crye-Leike ( is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Southern Region of the United States. It has 67 corporate and franchise offices located in 36 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tenn., Ark., Miss., Ga., Ky and Fla.