Johnson City, Tenn. - Crye-Leike, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South, has established its fourth regional commercial office company wide in Johnson City, announced Harold E. Crye, chief executive officer.

Crye-Leike Commercial - Business & Investment Real Estate, a division of Crye-Leike, is a full service commercial real estate company offering business and investment real estate services from its four regional commercial offices in West Tennessee (Memphis), Middle Tennessee (Nashville), Southeast Tennessee (Chattanooga) and now Northeast Tennessee (Johnson City.)

Its three regional divisions in Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga completed over $87.2 million in property sales and lease volume in 2000. Its commercial brokers and affiliate brokers, which total 58 company wide, have an 18-year history of providing comprehensive real estate assistance, including commercial sales, leasing and buyer representative services.

Crye-Leike Commercial's newest division is located in Crye-Leike's Johnson City branch office at 128 Princeton Road.

David Lefemine of Johnson City, Tenn. has been named commercial manager of Crye-Leike Commercial - Business & Investment Real Estate in Johnson City. Lefemine, a managing broker, has over 21 years of real estate experience in residential and commercial sales as well as planning and zoning. He is an active member of city government, serving as a commissioner on the Johnson City Regional Planning Commission and a director on the Community Development Advisory Board.

Lefemine currently is chairman of the Johnson City Building for the Future Task Force, responsible for comprising a new zoning ordinance for affordable housing to be built in the city. He also served a six-year term on the board and past chairman of Zoning Appeals for Johnson City.

Professionally, Lefemine is a member of the National, Tennessee and Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors, formally the Johnson City Association of Realtors. He was past president of the Johnson City Association of Realtors in 1988 and was awarded Realtor of the Year by the association in 1986. He also served as past vice president of the Johnson City Area Home Builders Association in 2000.

Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 25 years, 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 25 counties throughout a five-state Mid-South region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Georgia. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.9 billion and 20,406 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2000.