DULUTH, GA., – Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce Marti Forkner-Vernon has joined the company in the Duluth, Georgia branch office located at 3170 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.


Forkner-Vernon works with buyers and sellers in and around Gwinnett and Jackson counties. She specializes in commercial real estate.  Marti is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR) and is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She is also in the candidate program of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and a member of the local chapter of CCIM.


“My favorite thing about being a Realtor is discovering properties, researching properties, and connecting with people, who many times become my friends,” said Forkner-Vernon. “Honesty, integrity, and hard work, and plenty of it, that is all it takes!”


Forkner-Vernon lives in Suwanee, Georgia with her husband Terry.  Daughter Naatlie and granddaughter Sky (6), live in Cocoa Florida. She is a member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and enjoys painting and fine art in her spare time. She was an artist for 15 years prior to joining crye-leike.


“I was raised on real estate. My grandfather, Ben Forkner, was instrumental in the development of Avondale Estates Georgia. When he died, my father Tom Forkner Sr. took over Forkner Realty, and I grew up learning about real estate on weekends with my father,” said Forkner-Vernon. “He is my mentor and my inspiration. He later became one of the two founders of Waffle House Inc. His example of honesty and integrity is an example I strive for.”


For your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Marti Forkner-Vernon by calling  (678) 475-0776 or email her 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 4,100 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 $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.