Harold E. Crye, co-founder and CEO of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, has been named to the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) list, which lists the 200 most powerful leaders in the residential real estate industry.

Crye-Leike, a full service real estate company, is ranked the fifth largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation.

The SP200 (Swanepoel Power 200) is the definitive ranking of residential real estates top leaders produced and published annually by the Swanepoel T3 Group.


"To produce the report each year we invest over 400 hours of research, hold countless internal debates, perform a deep analysis of numbers and organizational charts, and candidly question what power actually means."


Leaders are evaluated based on the office they hold, the decision-making power associated with the office, the financial resources at their disposal, their organizations industry significance and geographical reach, public announcements about imminent changes, their tenure and their personal influence in the industry.



Factors that are considered go well beyond the size and financial success of the companies they lead, with leaders being evaluated based on their personal influence, tenure, office, decision-making power, the financial resources at their disposal, their company or organization's industry significance and geographic reach, and public announcements about pending changes. The result is a list considered the definitive ranking of residential real estate's top leaders.


Crye, who co-founded Crye-Leike in 1997 in Memphis with partner and president, Dick Leike, said the listing is a reflection of the hard work and success of the more than 3,200 independent real estate agents affiliated with Crye-Leike and the more than 800 employees who support them.



About Swanepoel T3 Group

Swanepoel T3 Group is a research and consulting firm founded by real estate success story Stefan Swanepoel, whose career over four decades has included such roles as president and/or CEO of a real estate brokerage, a global real estate franchisor, a national REALTOR association, a MLS organization, and a technology startup. For the last 19 years, he has served as a trusted confidential adviser to CEOs and other senior leaders in the real estate industry. He is the author of 33 books and reports.



About Crye-Leike

Tennessee-based Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (www.crye-leike.com), a full-service real estate company for 40 years, is ranked the fifth largest independently owned real estate firm in the nation, according to the 2017 REAL Trends 500 ranking, and is the largest real estate company in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Crye-Leike has a network of more than 3,100 sales associates and 126 company-owned and franchised offices.