Crye-Leike Names Kevin Joiner to Lead Its Franchise Operations

Brentwood, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors has named Kevin R. Joiner as vice president of national franchise sales & development of Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc., a real estate franchisor subsidiary of Crye-Leike, the nation’s 10th largest real estate company based in Memphis, Tenn.

Joiner will lead Crye-Leike’s efforts to expand its franchise operations into new markets throughout the southeastern region of the United States. He will be adding to Crye-Leike’s existing base of 19 franchises in 18 counties within a five-state region in Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Joiner, a resident of Murfreesboro, will be working out of Crye-Leike’s regional headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn. where Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc. is headquartered.

Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc. is ranked as the 18th largest headquartered franchisor in Tennessee in 2003 by the Nashville Business Journal.

For the past five years, Joiner was district manager of Universal Hospital Services, a nationwide supplier of medical equipment outsourcing and solutions with offices in Nashville and Memphis. While there, he led his region to annually exceed sales growth and operational efficiency goals that brought Joiner and his region numerous company awards. His region’s most noted award was being named Outstanding New District of the Year, East Region in 2000.

“Franchising allows Crye-Leike to create awareness of the Crye-Leike brand in markets where we normally would not open a company office because of market size and location,” said Joiner. “With Crye-Leike’s regional headquarters strategically located in Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga in Tenn. and in Little Rock, Ark., we are positioned within the southeastern region of the United States to attract prospective franchisees in the many states that surround our market regions. Our four regional headquarters further allow us to provide franchisees with convenient corporate and marketing systems support.”

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 27 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South.  It has a network of over 2,800 sales associates and 74 branch and franchise offices located in 40 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.  Crye-Leike attained sales of $3.66 billion and 24,953 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2003.

The Crye-Leike franchise network includes franchise offices in five southeastern states: Tennessee (Crossville, Cumberland County; Monteagle, Grundy County; Pickwick Dam, Hardin County; Decatur, Meigs County; Cookeville, Putnam County; Spring City, Rhea County; Kingston, Roane County; Greeneville, Greene County; Talbott, Hamblen County; Gatlinburg, Sevier County); Arkansas (Blytheville, Mississippi County; Batesville, Independence County); Mississippi (New Albany, Union County; Columbus, Lowndes County; Holly Springs, Marshall County); Kentucky (Bowling Green, Warren County); and Florida (Destin, Okaloosa County; Grayton, Walton County).