Harold Crye to Lead Major Real Estate Brokers

Nashville, Tenn. – Harold E. Crye of Crye-Leike, Realtors has been named 2005 secretary-treasurer of Realty Alliance, the international organization for major real estate brokers in the United States and Canada.

Crye of Brentwood, Tenn. brings over three decades of real estate experience to his new position while serving as chief executive officer and co-owner of Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation’s 10th largest real estate company.

Also ranked the 7th largest privately owned and independent real estate company, Crye-Leike has regional hub offices in Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Crye’s real estate firm has seen exponential growth and increasing profit over the past 27 years since its establishment in Memphis, Tenn.

Today, Crye-Leike is a full service real estate company with a network of over 2,850 sales associates and 80 corporate and franchise offices located in 42 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. Crye-Leike attained sales of $3.66 billion corporate wide in 2003 and is the largest real estate company in Tennessee, the fourth largest in Arkansas, and the largest serving the Mid-South.

In addition to his new role on the board of directors of Realty Alliance, Crye also serves as vice chairman and a member of the board of directors of RELO International Relocation Network, a global network of nearly 700 real estate firms specializing in relocation.

Crye was past president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and awarded Realtor of the Year in 1992 and the Distinguished Alumni Award from his college, Arkansas State University, in 1986. He is a native of Osceola, Ark.

Crye was an original member of the old Master Minds group that represented many of the largest real estate brokers in the1970s and 1980s. That group merged with the original real estate group, The Dozen, to become Realty Alliance in 1997.     Realty Alliance members represent 67 of the largest real estate brokers in the United States and Canada. Collectively, these real estate firms generated in excess of $215 billion in sales volume in 2003. This figure represents over 86,000 sales associates who generated 898,500 sales transactions in 2003 of both listing and selling sides of a real estate transaction, which involve a buyer and a seller.