Gulf Shores, AL: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services announces that Mike Steward has been named the business development manager for Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc. Steward will be responsible for driving the franchise sales process and expanding the Crye*Leike Franchise, Inc. footprint.

Steward has been an active member in Gulf Shores' local real estate market since 2006. After opening Crye*Leike's Gulf Shores franchise office in 2019, Steward has since expanded the office's MLS into Florida and has recruited several skilled agents. Wanting to work with Crye-Leike on a deeper level, Steward has now stepped up to the challenge of expanding the company's franchise brand and helping entrepreneurs who want to own a successful real estate brokerage.

"I am honored to make this 43 year old company my exclusive real estate sales franchise," said Steward. "I truly look forward to my growing relationship with Crye-Leike's Co-Founder and CEO Harold Crye and President of Franchises Keith Sullivan as we help future business owners with a turnkey real estate business model."

For more information regarding Crye-Leike's 30+ franchise offices throughout the Mid-South, please visit Franchise Business Development Manager Mike Steward may be reached at


ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (, a full service real estate company for over 40 years, is ranked as the third largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation and the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has more than 3,200 sales associates, 800 employees and 139 company-owned and franchise offices spread across nine states. It generated $6.5 billion in sales volume and 30,550 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2018 - its biggest year ever - and is on track to achieve the company's goal of $6.8 billion in sales volume this year.