Nashville, Tenn. - Over 50 commercial sales associates of Crye-Leike Commercial, a division of Crye-Leike, the largest real estate company in Tennessee and the Mid-South, will converge from five regional areas in Tennessee to attend Crye-Leike Commercial's All-Regional Conference on September 18, 2002 in Brentwood, Tenn. Crye-Leike Commercial has five regional offices in Memphis, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga and Johnson City.

The meeting will discuss commercial practices and commercial brokerage issues, development and investment real estate services as well as provide an opportunity to feature updates on company programs and initiatives. A presentation by Bud Worsham of Crye-Leike Commercial, Memphis will discuss tenant representation and site selection.

Luncheon guest speaker will be Pat Emery, executive vice president of Crescent Resources who will speak on the trends in commercial real estate in Tennessee as it relates to speculative building. Emery's speech, entitled, "Commercial Property Market Directions," will elaborate on the fact that with interest rates being so low that preleasing is where the commercial market is headed.

A panel discussion will be held on building a commercial practice. Guest speakers include:

Garry Maness of Crye-Leike Commercial, Memphis who will discuss developing an investor client list; David Lefemine of Crye-Leike Commercial, Johnson City who will discuss cultivating city/county/state contacts; Tucker Beck, CCIM of Crye-Leike Commercial, Memphis who will address building a listing base; and Pat Waggoner of Crye-Leike Commercial, Nashville who will cover targeting specialty markets.

Crye-Leike Commercial is a full service commercial real estate company of 19 years providing comprehensive brokerage, leasing, site selection and investment real estate services to its clients 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.