Crye-Leike Names Its Greater Nashville Circle of Excellence Vice Presidents

Nashville, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South, announces that five of its sales associates were recently inducted into Crye-Leike’s Circle of Excellence, one of the highest levels of professional and personal achievement in the real estate industry.

Since its founding in 1987, Crye-Leike’s Circle of Excellence has inducted 171 elite sales associates from its sales force of 2,800. Members of the Circle of Excellence are awarded the honorary title of vice president of Crye-Leike.

Those five sales associates named vice presidents of Crye-Leike within its Middle Tennessee Region for 2005 are:

Marty Calfee, Gail Wallin, and Bob Zimmerman, all of Crye-Leike’s Franklin-Cool Springs branch office; Bob Lannom of Crye-Leike’s Mt. Juliet branch office; and Thomas J. Williams of Crye-Leike’s Smyrna branch office.

Crye-Leike’s Circle of Excellence is awarded based on gross sales volume of closings.  In order to receive this honor, each real estate professional also met stringent requirements of the program, showing exemplary performance in the areas of advanced education, ethics, loyalty, and service to the community and real estate profession.

“In keeping with our belief that success is a journey, not a destination, Crye-Leike created the diamond Circle of Excellence Award to recognize those unique individuals who have attained the highest level of professional development,” said Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer. “Simply stated, they are, ‘the best of the best.’ ”

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 28 years, is the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike of Nashville has 19 branch and franchise offices in nine counties located in Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties in Tennessee and Warren County, Kentucky.