Memphis, Tenn. (May 17, 2016) - Memphis-based Crye-Leike, the nation's sixth largest residential real estate brokerage firm and the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South, has taken steps to grow its franchise footprint with the expansion of its franchise sales team.

Hank Hogue has been named director of franchise sales for Crye-Leike, Realtors. He previously served as principal & managing broker of Crye-Leike's Cordova branch office in Memphis, Tenn. for 28 years while also working in the franchise division for the past seven years.

In his new role, Hogue will cultivate and develop new franchise relationships in and around Crye-Leike's current nine-state market region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida Oklahoma, Alabama and Missouri.

Currently, Crye-Leike has 29 franchise offices nationwide, with regional offices in Brentwood and Cordova, Tenn., along with 84 corporately-owned branch offices.

"Hank Hogue has the depth of experience with the company that we need to grow our franchise operations," said Harold Crye, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Crye-Leike.

"He established our Cordova branch office in 1988 and has served as one of our longest tenured managing brokers in the company. Hank understands what it takes to run a real estate office and will be able to provide valuable guidance to our new franchisees that join our network," said Crye.

"Hank will serve and represent our company well in our efforts to attract new franchise owners who will honor and respect our core values and mission statement that we have maintained for the past 39 years in business," said Keith Sullivan, president of Crye-Leike Franchises.

As a full service real estate company for 39 years, Crye-Leike ( offers real estate and related services, including: relocation services; commercial business and investment real estate services; property leasing and management services; insurance services; title & closing services; mortgage services; home warranty services; home services; auction services; business brokerage services; REO services for bank-owned & foreclosed properties and real estate schools.

To learn more about real estate franchise opportunities with Crye-Leike, visit, or contact Hank Hogue, director of franchise sales, toll free at 866-603-2470 or e-mail