Crye-Leike, REALTORS Co-founder & CEO Harold Crye Is Named As 1 of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders Of 2011 By Inman News

Nashville, Tennessee – For the second year in a row, Crye-Leike, REALTORS Co-founder and CEO Harold Crye has been named as on of the most influential real estate leaders by Inman News.


The Inman 100, an annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate, recognizes those power brokers, thought leaders, experts and visionaries who influence the real estate industry with their words, actions, insights and innovations. The annual list of top real estate influencers showcases those individuals whose actions have helped change the real estate industry in the last year through their leadership, innovation, ingenuity, power and persistence.


“It is an honor to be recognized by your peers for your work in the industry,” said Harold Crye.   “This recognition really should go to the approximate 3,000 sales associates and our employees that work at Crye-Leike and make a difference with great customer service every day.”


Harold Crye co-founded Crye-Leike, REALTORS in Memphis, Tennessee in 1977 with Dick Leike. The company quickly grew and continues to expand maintaining its position as the sixth-largest U.S. real estate brokerage based on 24,260 units sold in 2010, according to a ranking by real estate research firm Real Trends, and the company also ranked 13th in the nation for its $3.85 billion sales volume in 2010.


Mr. Crye has been honored with numerous awards during his long and successful career. Most recently in 2010, Crye was also named one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by Inman News, in 2009 he was named Master Entrepreneur of the Year by the Society of Entrepreneurs, and in 2008 he was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


Mr. Crye and his company proudly supports many charitable organizations throughout the year including: The Boy Scouts of America, Youth Villages, United Way and numerous others.


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More About Crye-Leike, REALTORS

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nation’s 6th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,000 licensed sales associates based out of 113 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential and commercial 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 2010, Crye-Leike attained a sales volume of $3.85 billion with 24,260 homes sold. More information is available at