Veteran Real Estate Reporter Joins Crye-Leike’s Sales Force

Memphis, Tenn. – Crye-Leike, Realtors announces that Jerry Obermark, after over 30 years of reporting Memphis’ real estate news for The Commercial Appeal, has joined Crye-Leike as an affiliate broker. Obermark took early retirement from the news business and is now affiliated with Crye-Leike’s East Memphis branch office, located at 585 South Perkins.

“I wanted to share in the excitement when families are pleased with their homes,” says the Midtown resident.  Obermark chose to join Crye-Leike specifically from the respect for Crye-Leike he gained from personal experience.

“I followed the company story from initial formation to expansion and unprecedented growth in the Memphis area and the Mid-South region,” says Obermark.

“The company’s owners have not only held together as partners, they have invested continually in resources and training programs to better ensure that the customer receives quality service when buying or selling a home.”

Obermark serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around Shelby County as well as the surrounding counties of Fayette and Tipton. He specializes in residential real estate as well as residential and commercial investing. Obermark is a member of the National, Tennessee and Memphis Area Associations of Realtors.

Obermark’s real estate reporting and writing have garnered him awards from the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Realtors and the Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society for the advancement of land economics.

For more real estate information, contact Jerry Obermark at Crye-Leike’s East Memphis branch office at (901) 454-9824 or

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. Memphis-based Crye-Leike has 21 branch and four franchise offices with a sales force of over 1,200 sales associates who market residential and commercial real estate in seven counties throughout the regions of West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Mississippi. Those regions include Hardin, Hardeman, Madison and Shelby counties in Tennessee; Crittenden County in Arkansas; and DeSoto and Lee counties in Mississippi. Crye-Leike, Inc. (Memphis) collectively sold 12,690 units in 2004 with a sales volume of $2.1 billion.