Chattanooga, Tenn. - Jennifer Newton, vice president and director of Crye-Leike Relocation Services - East Tennessee Region, has earned the certified relocation professional (CRP) designation from the Employee Relocation Council, a professional membership association concerned with domestic and international employee transfers. The CRP program recognizes Newton's knowledge of the entire relocation industry and requires awareness of residential real estate and appraising, corporate relocation policies and issues, relocation tax and legal issues, and family relocation issues.

There are 4,913 Employee Relocation Council (ERC) members who hold the CRP designation. Newton was one of 521 who was awarded the designation during the May administration of the 2001 exam. ERC members must earn 30 re-certification credits within each three-year period following certification to maintain their CRP designation.

Crye-Leike Relocation Services ( can assist families and individuals and corporate groups relocating to virtually any community in the United States or abroad. Crye-Leike Relocation Services, a member of the RELO? network, is a division of Crye-Leike, the nation's 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike Relocation Services has four regional relocation offices in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Memphis and Nashville, with a combined professional staff of 35 relocation professionals who assisted over 5,000 executives and their families in 2000. Crye-Leike Relocation Services Division attained nearly $250 million in closed regional sales volume for 2000. In addition, the division achieved $40 million in national sales volume (out of market sales) in 2000 through its Best Choice Corporate Services Program, a complete relocation program designed for transferees.

Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company, is the nation's 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. It has a network of over 2,200 sales associates and 55 branch and franchise offices located in 27 counties throughout a four-state Mid-South region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and North Georgia. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.9 billion and 20,406 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2000.