Nashville, Tenn. - Crye-Leike Commercial of Nashville, Tenn. recently announced its top five commercial brokers for 2001 who achieved the highest volume of year-end transactions sold or leased: Joey G. Hardiman ranked No. 1, followed by Robert Pickard, Walter Rudd, Mark Parrish and Paul Jones.

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. 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. Its Nashville region has 18 commercial brokers who generated over $11 million in brokerage sales and lease volume in 2001, a 21 percent increase from one 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. 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 NASHVILLE

Joey G. Hardiman of Franklin, Tenn. is a broker with over 13 years of real estate experience. He specializes in listing and selling investment sales, leasing and retail development properties within the Southeast region of the United States. Along with being a commercial broker for Crye-Leike, Hardiman also has served as leasing manager for Crye-Leike Commercial & Property Management, handling over 100,000 square feet of retail office space for Crye-Leike's company-owned properties in the Greater Nashville, Greater Chattanooga and North Georgia areas. Prior to joining Crye-Leike in 2001, Hardiman was an independent commercial broker for 10 years in Athens, Alabama, serving North Alabama and the Southeast region of the United States. He is a graduate from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Robert Pickard is an affiliate broker specializing in commercial sales and leasing within Middle Tennessee. A resident of Brentwood, Pickard has been in real estate for the past five years. Prior to joining he was director of engineering and quality assurance for 29 years with Genesco, Inc., responsible for the direction of engineering, quality control and property management. He is a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, currently serving on its Economic and Community Development Council.

Walter L. Rudd of Brentwood is an affiliate broker specializing in commercial sales and leasing in Middle Tenn. He holds the Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI) designation, a national professional designation that signifies mastery of a specific and intensive program of classroom instruction in various aspects of residential brokerage. Rudd is a member of the Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on its Economic & Community Development Committee. Within his community, Rudd is a Mason, Shriner and member of the Elks Club American Legion. Prior to his six-year real estate career, Rudd was in the apparel industry for 25 years, selling equipment to apparel manufacturers.

Mark Parrish of Nashville is a 45-year real estate veteran, specializing in commercial sales and leasing in Davidson and surrounding counties. As a real estate planner and investor, he was president, general manager and majority stockholder of the Nashville Dixie Flyer Hockey Club. He was also an officer and stockholder in building and operating Nashville Speedways as well as president and chief operating officer. Within his community, Parrish has served on various appointed committees by past Mayor of Nashville Beverly Briley and past Tenn. Governor Ned McWherter. For 10 years, he was little league softball team manager in Donelson and served as a submarine Veteran in World War II.

Paul Jones of Nashville has been with Crye-Leike Commercial for seven years as a broker and specializes in commercial sales and leasing as well as industrial, retail, development and office real estate services within Davidson and Williamson counties. He holds the Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI) designation, a national professional designation that signifies mastery of a specific and intensive program of classroom instruction in various aspects of residential brokerage.

Prior to entering the real estate industry, Jones was in the oil and gas industry for 14 years as an owner and operator of Jones Oil Properties, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Okla. where he specialized in securing investors for oil, gas and mineral drilling operations and negotiating leasing contracts. Within his community, Jones serves as chairman of the Allocations Committee for the board of trustees at Nashville Tech. He is past president of the Alumni Association for the University of Oklahoma, Nashville Chapter.