Nashville, Tenn. - Crye-Leike Commercial Real Estate Brokerage & Property Management announces the affiliation of Dave Collins as an affiliate broker in its Nashville regional office located in Brentwood, Tenn. He brings to Crye-Leike Commercial over 30 years of experience in small business development and resale.

A Franklin resident, Collins markets commercial properties and specializes in the sale and acquisition of operating small businesses to buyers and sellers in Middle Tennessee. Collins also serves as a franchise sales consultant in Tennessee, counseling prospective entrepreneurs in starting independent and franchised businesses.

"So many people dream of owning their own business, but do not possess any systematic method for thoroughly investigating the opportunities available," said Collins. "Acquiring a resale small business or a start up business might be the way to go for some people, but it has to be right for the whole family and for the right reasons."

Prior to joining Crye-Leike Commercial, Collins was in franchise consulting for several large, well-known companies, specializing in the sale of franchises and the resale of existing small businesses.

He has sold more that 300 existing businesses and more than 200 franchise startups over his 30-year career in small business. While living in Denver, Co., he was in commercial and residential real estate and was involved in the ownership and development of small businesses of his own.

Collins is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors and its Commercial Industrial Division.

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.

To learn more about the sale or resale of a small operating business, visit Dave Collins' Web site at www.nashvillebusinessbroker.com or he may be reached at 615/309-7100.