Crye-Leike Promotes Kevin Joiner To President of Franchise Division

Nashville, Tennessee – Kevin Joiner has been promoted to president of Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc., the franchisor division of Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest in Tennessee and the Mid-South.

Crye-Leike is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. with regional headquarters in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn., and Little Rock, Ark. Franchise operations are located in Brentwood, Tenn.

Joiner is responsible for expanding Crye-Leike franchise operations into new markets throughout the southeastern region of the United States as well as overseeing the comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the Crye*Leike franchise system. He became affiliated with Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc. as vice president in July 2004. He is a resident of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike, 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, which brought Joiner and his region numerous company awards, including Outstanding New District of the Year, East Region in 2000.

Crye*Leike Franchises is currently comprised of 26 independently owned and operated franchise brokers located in six states: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Its franchise headquarters is based in Brentwood, Tenn. at 5111 Maryland Way.

Crye-Leike was named the 18th largest franchisor in Tennessee in 2003 by the Nashville Business Journal, based on securing 14 franchises in 2003. Since that ranking, 12 more franchises have been added to the Crye-Leike network.

Joiner’s franchise growth strategy is simple. He is approaching aggressive entrepreneurs who are eager to take advantage of Crye-Leike’s distinctive brand and market presence.

“Our service, value and expertise in the real estate market are unparalleled,” said Joiner. “We are in an excellent position to attract prospective franchisees from all over the country.”

Those 26 Crye-Leike franchise offices are located in: Blytheville and Batesville, Arkansas; Destin, Grayton and Panama City Beach, Florida (3); Dalton, Georgia; Bowling Green and Franklin, Kentucky; Columbus, Holly Springs, New Albany and Starkville, Mississippi; and Bolivar, Cookeville, Crossville, Decatur, Gatlinburg, Greeneville, Jackson, Kingston, Madison, Monteagle, Pickwick Dam, Pikeville, Savannah and Spring City, Tennessee.

Crye*Leike Franchises (http://franchises.crye-leike.com) is the real estate franchiser subsidiary of Crye-Leike, Realtors, and was founded in 2000. Crye*Leike Franchises is a member of the International Franchise Association, the largest franchise association in the world, which represents the leaders of more than 70 industries.

For more information about real estate franchising, contact Kevin Joiner of Crye*Leike Franchises at (615) 221-0449, toll free at 866/603-2470, or e-mail franchises@crye-leike.com.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 28 years, has a network of over 2,900 sales associates, over 700 corporate staff and 87 branch and franchise offices located in 45 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida.  Crye-Leike also is ranked No. 7 in the nation among the 152 largest privately owned and independent real estate companies. Crye-Leike attained sales of $4.6 billion and 29,581 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2004.

As a full service real estate company, Crye-Leike offers real estate and related services, including: residential real estate services; relocation services; commercial business and investment real estate services; property leasing and management services; business brokerage services; REO – bank owned homes; mortgage lending facilities; insurance services; title services; home services; auction services; apartment locator services; franchise sales and builder resource services.