Crye-Leike, REALTORS Teams Up With Builder Michael Sullivan As The Middle Tennessee Developer Gets Back To New Home Construction

NASHVILLE, TN., – When new home sales slowed in late 2007, Builder Michael Sullivan reacted and slowed his construction pace too.  His calculations resulted in far less un-sold inventory than some of his competitors.  Today Michael Sullivan has not only weathered the construction downturn personally but he wasn’t forced to slash prices and simultaneously helped to preserve home values.


“It was a tricky call on my part when to slow things down based on market conditions and the drop in new home sales,” said Michael Sullivan.  “As a result in the Apple Valley community which I developed and was the primary builder – I didn’t have a lot of unsold homes and wasn’t forced to discount my prices hurting the families that purchased from me when the market was up.”


Today Broker Kendra Cooke, one of Crye-Leike, REALTORS’ top producing agents, is on board to handle the marketing and sales support for Michael Sullivan as he ramps-up his new construction activity at Apple Valley.


“I have to hand it to him? he’s waited for the market to rebound and is listening to the real estate agents and potential buyers,” said Kendra Cooke of Crye-Leike, REALTORS.  “He’s back building what consumers want which is a one story home on a level lot with finished bonus rooms, large bedrooms and closets.


Home prices in Apple Valley start at $204,000 and builder/co-developer Michael Sullivan will assist buyers with their closing costs.


“Having worked with many builders across Middle Tennessee, Michael strikes me as being among the most stable and loves meeting with his buyers and delivering what amounts to a custom home with tons of custom-like features that come standard,” said Kendra.  “His homes offer buyers a nice bang for their buck and in this economy that’s so important as people shop around and demand quality at a price they can afford.


The Apple Valley Subdivision is located at the intersection of Red Apple Road and Old Hickory Blvd – just west of Interest 24 in Southeast Davidson County.


“I’m very optimistic about the market, signs of recovery and I’m hoping to complete Apple Valley in the next 18 months to two years,” said Michael.  “After we finish building there I am eager to start a new project of single family homes.”


To learn more about Apple Valley and for your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike, REALTORS Broker Kendra Cooke directly by phone at 615-207-7852, you can email her at and find her on the web at


About Kendra Cooke

Kendra is a Crye-Leike, REALTORS Top Producer and sold more than any associate in the company in Middle Tennessee from 2004 – 2006 and 2008.  She’s the #1 Agent at the Crye-Leike Smyrna office nine years in a row.  In 2005 the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR) named Kendra “Realtor of the Year” and in 2006 awarded her as the Top Individual Listing Agent, Top Individual Selling Agent and a Diamond Award Lifetime Member.


With more than two decades of real estate sales experience, Kendra specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on first-time buyers, relocation, new home construction, condominiums and townhomes.  She is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and member of the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR), National Association of Realtors (NAR). Kendra currently serves on the Board of Directors for GNAR and TAR and is a partner in Cooke Realty Partners.


Kendra is the current Membership Chair for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and an active volunteer with the Rutherford County Boys and Girls Club.


About Michael Sullivan

Nashville Native Michael Sullivan launched his construction company in 1995.  He’s built homes in Brentwood Hamptons, Sugar Valley Subdivision and developed Apple Valley Subdivision and is its primary builder and Homeowners Association President.  Michael’s family has been in the development/building business his entire life.


Michael’s homes are stick framed with custom touches that include: smooth ceilings, hardwood and ceramic floors, crown molding, Corian/granite countertops, wrought iron spindles, irrigation systems and true ventless fireplaces just to name a few. As a hands-on builder, Michael sees his projects through from start to finish and provides a one-year builder warranty and a 2-10 Home Warranty.  Michael is always available to assist his buyers personally throughout the entire construction/purchase process.

Michael was born and raised in Nashville, graduated from Father Ryan High School and Attended both Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and Belmont University.  He is married and has two daughters who attend Ezell Harding Christian School.  Michael is an active member of the Concord-Grandview Baptist Church.


About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,000 licensed sales associates based out of more than 120 corporate and franchise offices located 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: residential sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.  In 2008, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.