BENTONVILLE, AR., – Crye-Leike, Realtors congratulates Bentonville, Arkansas Managing Broker Cassie Elliott for her selection as one of the “40 Under 40” for 2008.  The 36 year old was recently honored as a “Rising Star” in the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s annual leadership recognition program.  Cassie manages the company’s Bentonville Arkansas branch office located at 101 NE 3rd in Bentonville.


“I am so honored to be among the distinguished young men and women chosen as the 2008 class of the ?40 Under 40′ for the Northwest Arkansas area,” said Cassie.  “I believe in giving back to the community and that working hard to achieve goals is very important.”


With more than 15 years of experience in the real estate and government, Cassie was honored along the 39 other recipients at a luncheon held on Tuesday, August 26, 2008.  She attended with several of her fellow Crye-Leike associates.


Each year, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal presents its 40 Under 40 list to recognize intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old who bear watching.  According to Journal managers, these rising stars are nominated by readers and chosen by the editors of Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.


Cassie’s story is one of determination, as she juggled paying for college with a full-time job. One of those jobs was at a title company, which was her introduction to the real estate industry back in the early 1990’s.


The Native of Harrison graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1996 and began volunteering at the City of Highfill while taking time off to raise her children.  Cassie would go on to serve on the city planning commission, worked as a City Clerk and did a short stint as the Mayor of Highfill.


“I’m proud to have put my civic service and real estate knowledge to work helping people with zoning and easement issues and I even formed a consulting company,” said Cassie.  “While I’m focused on my real estate and managing the company’s Bentonville office for Crye-Leike, I still find time to give back to the City of Highfill and stay involved with the Benton County Rural Development Authority.”


Since 2003 Cassie has been a licensed Realtor in Arkansas assisting buyers and sellers in and around Benton and Washington counties.  She specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on investment, land, historic preservation properties and commercial.  Cassie is a Graduate, REALTOR Institute, member of the Arkansas Association of Realtors (ARA), National Association of Realtors (NAR) and in October 2008 she takes the test to become a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). She is already an active member in the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the CCIM.


Cassie has served on the Benton County Rural Development Authority since 2003 and as its Chairman since 2005.  She is the President of the Benton County Historical Society for 2008 and since 2005 has served as a member of the Technical Advisory and Policy Committee for the Northwest Arkansas Regional Transportation Board.


For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Managing Broker Cassie Elliott directly by phone at 479-531-8897, email and you can find her on the web at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in Memphis in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of over 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.