Memphis, Tenn. - Crye-Leike Commercial of Memphis, Tenn. announced its top four commercial brokers for 2001 who achieved the highest volume of year-end transactions sold or leased: Bud Worsham ranked No. 1, followed by J.Tucker Beck, CCIM, Garry Maness and Sam Bond.

Crye-Leike Commercial, 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 Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Johnson City. It has 16 commercial brokers in the Memphis branch office who have averaged more than $60 million in brokerage sales and lease volume over the last five years. Combined, the four regional branch offices have averaged nearly $100 million in brokerage sales and lease volume for the last five years. The commercial brokers of Crye-Leike Commercial, which total 50 company wide, have a 19-year history of providing comprehensive brokerage, leasing, site selection and investment real estate services to its clients.

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 58 branch and franchise offices located in 27 counties throughout a five-state Mid-South region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia. Crye-Leike attained sales of $2.95 billion and 20,768 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2001.

 

ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE'S TOP COMMERCIAL BROKERS IN MEMPHIS

BUD WORSHAM. Bud Worsham of Fayette County was recognized by Crye-Leike Commercial as the company's top commercial producer in the Greater Memphis area for 2001. Also ranked as the top commercial producer for 2000, Worsham's achievement was based on year-end volume of transactions sold or leased, with a majority of those sales in selling income-producing properties to investors.

Worsham, a Crye-Leike affiliate broker, has been in commercial real estate for the past 17 years, serving West and East Tennessee and North Mississippi. He specializes in tenant representation for buyers or tenants seeking new locations or expansions in the areas of retail, office, land or service industries as well as representation for income producing properties such as shopping centers. Within Crye-Leike, Worsham has been a member of its Multi-Million Dollar Club for the past five years, which recognizes his outstanding sales performance.

Worsham is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He also is a member of the Memphis Metro Chapter of the CCIM Institute and a candidate member of the CCIM Institute where he is pursuing the certified commercial investment member (CCIM) designation. He is a graduate of Leadership Memphis, class of 1982 and served as a director of economic development for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce from 1975 to 1984.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike in 1997, Worsham was affiliated for 11 years with Trezevant Realty Corporation in Memphis, Tenn. as a developer of retail and office projects, including Thousand Oaks Business Center and the Market of Wolfcreek Shopping Center, where he represented the owners and developers in sales and leasing.

J. TUCKER BECK. Crye-Leike's second highest commercial producer award for 2001 went to affiliate broker J. Tucker Beck of Shelby County who holds the certified commercial investment member (CCIM) designation from the CCIM Institute. Beck specializes in office, retail, land and small industrial brokerage, plus downtown and East Memphis leasing and sales. Beck began his real estate career with Crye-Leike in 1994. He was previously a Series 3 commodity broker, selling managed futures funds.

Professionally, Beck is a member of the National, Tennessee and Memphis Area Associations of Realtors. He served as past vice chairman of MAAR's Realtor Political Action Committee and past director of its Multi-Million Dollar Club.

Within Crye-Leike, Beck is a life member of Crye-Leike's Multi-Million Dollar Club and life member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Multi-Million Dollar Club, both recognizing his outstanding sales performance. Additionally, he was recently presented Crye-Leike's Circle of Excellence Award, one of the highest levels of professional and personal achievement that a sales associate of Crye-Leike can attain. Within his community, he is an active volunteer of the Memphis Boys and Girls Club.

He and his family our current members of St. Louis Church.

GARRY MANESS. Garry Maness of Shelby County ranked third for a second year in a row among Crye-Leike's top commercial producers for 2001. Maness has been in commercial real estate for the past 11 years, specializing in investment and health care properties. He is a candidate member of the CCIM Institute, pursuing the certified commercial investment member (CCIM) designation. Prior to entering commercial real estate, Maness was senior vice president of Le Bonheur Health Systems for 18 years, followed by president of Adagio Trading Company, LLC for two years before joining Crye-Leike.

SAM BOND. Affiliate broker Sam Bond of Midtown Memphis, Shelby County ranked fourth among Crye-Leike's top commercial producers for 2001. Bond has been in commercial real estate for the past eight years, specializing in tenant representation as well as office, retail and industrial brokerage.

Bond is a member of the Memphis Area Association Realtors and serves as trustee of its Education Foundation as well as chairman of its Summer Internship Committee.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Bond was in commercial banking and investment banking, specializing in real estate finance, along with being in the savings and loan industry, all spanning over a 30-year career.