Nashville, Tenn. - Crye-Leike Commercial Real Estate Brokerage & Property Management announces the following staff addition as a result of expanding its commercial and property management services:

Karen L. Will, affiliate broker, has been named senior manager of commercial properties for Crye-Leike Property Management. A resident of Franklin, Tenn., she is responsible for the management of commercial properties ranging from the most prestigious Class A office properties to small retail strip centers in Nashville and Chattanooga as well as expanding business operations in surrounding areas. Previously affiliated with NAI/Rohde Realty Inc. of San Antonio, Texas, Will has over 10 years of experience as a senior property manager and leasing agent. With experience ranging across virtually all property types, Will is currently managing more than 1.6 million square feet of office, light industrial, warehouse, retail and special use space.

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 five regional commercial offices in Memphis, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga and Johnson City. Combined, the five 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. Its Nashville region has 19 commercial brokers who generated over $11 million in brokerage sales and lease volume in 2001, a 21 percent increase from a year prior.

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.