Brentwood, Tenn. (March 2, 2017) - Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, the nation's fourth largest privately-held residential real estate brokerage firm, has opened Crye*Leike Premier Properties in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., its second franchise office in the Gulf Coast region of Florida.

Crye*Leike Premier Properties is one of 29 franchise offices to join Crye-Leike's franchise network and its 126 corporate-owned offices in nine states. In addition to Florida, Crye-Leike has a presence in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Crye*Leike Premier Properties is located at 133 Hospital Drive in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Its sales associates will specialize in relocation and in marketing residential and commercial investment properties to buyers and sellers in and around Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties.

A grand opening was recently held with the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony conducted by the ambassadors of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Crye*Leike Premier Properties is owned and operated by Paula Andrews, who will serve as its managing broker, along with her son, Jesse Andrews, and father, Ron Glime. Mrs. Andrews has been helping people with their real estate needs since 2002. She previously owned Anchor Realty & Property Management in Destin, Fla.

"Each family member brings his and her own areas of expertise to the business from business management to real estate sales," said Mrs. Andrews' husband, David, who is part of the management side of the business.

Originally from Atlanta, Ga., the family relocated to Ft. Walton Beach individually over the past five years.

"Even though we are not natives of Fort Walton Beach, our family has been visiting the area since 1987," said Mr. Glime. "We always said that we would one day make this are our final destination and here we are establishing a family business together."

Having previously owned a small independent real estate office, Mrs. Andrews decided to explore affiliating with a real estate franchise to take the business to the next level.

"We interviewed four different real estate franchises, and it was clear that the Crye-Leike franchise system was superior," said Mrs. Andrews. "Its technology platform and training programs were unsurpassed, giving us opportunities to offer our clients the best possible options."

"By being a part of the Crye-Leike team, our office is now on the cutting edge of technology," said Mrs. Andrews. Crye-Leike offers our agents more tools and opportunities to better their real estate businesses, which in turn allows our agents to offer their customers more innovative ways to buy and sell their properties."

ABOUT CRYE*LEIKE FRANCHISES. Crye*Leike Franchises ( is the real estate franchisor subsidiary of Crye-Leike (, providing comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the Crye-Leike franchise system. Its division focuses its marketing efforts on establishing franchise territories in smaller populated areas where it would not normally open a company office because of market size and location.

Crye*Leike Franchises has 29 independently-owned and operated franchise brokers who are located in five territories within the United States: Tenn., Ark., Miss., Ky. and Fla., with future plans to expand into contiguous states.

ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE. Tennessee-based Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (, a full service real estate company for 40 years, is ranked the nation's sixth largest residential real estate brokerage firm among the nations top 500 and is the largest real estate company in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Crye-Leike has a network of over 3,100 sales associates and 126 company-owned offices.

To learn more about Crye*Leike Premier Properties and real estate properties in the greater Fort Walton Beach area, call (850) 362-7555.