OOLTEWAH, TN., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that Broker Dan Griess has been tapped to head up the company’s new Ooltewah, Tennessee branch office located at 5913 Main Street, Suite 107.


“I am very excited to be part of a company and a culture of real estate professionals that recognizes the potential that the Ooltewah region represents,” said Griess.  “Our new office is properly positioned to take advantage of the growth that is occurring in the area.”


Griess joins Crye-Leike, REALTORS with more than eleven years of real estate experience.  He transferred his license to the company after a long affiliation with Prudential Real Estate. Previous to real estate Griess worked in sales and management.


At the new location, Griess is managing a staff of 17 affiliate brokers and is actively conducting confidential interviews to bring more sales associates onboard.  The office can easily accommodate as many as 60 associates.


“My management style is a positive one,” said Griess.  “I believe that enthusiasm is contagious and in giving back to the industry as well as the community.”


Realtor designations obtained by Griess include: Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Internet Qualified e-PRO.  For 2008 he is the President of the CRS/CRB Chapter, serves on the Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR), as well as the MLS Corp.  In 2005 Griess served as the President of CAR and in 2007 as the President of the MLS Corp. In 2006 the Chattanooga Association of Realtors named Griess REALTOR of the Year.


In addition to his involvement in CAR, Griess is a member of the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR), currently serving as a state director and is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


Griess lives in Chattanooga with his wife Sharon and two sons, Taylor (11) and Tyler (7).  When he’s not busy assisting his associates and clients, Griess, an Eagle Scout, enjoys volunteering at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga as scuba diver.


“Being in the real estate business has allowed me to have both a professional life as well as a personal life,” said Griess.  “The fact that I have a wife who works a full time job and two boys at home makes our family time together very valuable.”


For your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Dan Griess at 423-238-5440 or email him at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,000 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.6 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.

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