Crye-Leike’s Joe Spake Appointed to Memphis City Beautiful Commission

Memphis, Tenn. – Mayor Willie W. Herenton recently appointed one of Crye-Leike, Realtors’ own, Joe Spake, to the Memphis City Beautiful Commission for a two-year term. This will be Spake’s third term serving on the commission.

In his previous terms, Spake was influential in getting the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS involved in some of the commission’s activities, including the “Planting the Town Red” campaign.

One of Spake’s most notable contributions to the commission is bringing “The Litter Index” to Memphis. Keep America Beautiful created this program as a means to make litter prevention easier for communities. The index is a credible and simple tool that allows quick and reliable visual assessment of the types of litter present in various neighborhoods.

Spake is affiliated with Crye-Leike’s East Memphis branch office. He specializes in residential real estate and serves the residential needs of buyers and sellers in Shelby County as well as Fayette and Tipton Counties. Spake is a member of the National, Tennessee and Memphis Area Associations of Realtors.

Spake is a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), which signifies mastery of residential real estate brokerage, and has earned the e-PRO designation from the National Association of Realtors that signifies proficiency in online-based real estate marketing services.

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.