CUMMING, GA., - Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce Craig J. Meyer has joined the company as its new Commercial Real Estate Manager for the Greater Atlanta Region. Craig is based out of Crye-Leike's new corporate office in Cumming, Georgia located at 5950 Bethelview Road.


Meyer brings to Crye-Leike an extensive background in handling real estate assets, project management and commercial real estate sales. Most recently, he worked as a Commercial Broker with ULTRA Properties in Cumming, Georgia. Meyer was responsible for retail site acquisition and land sales for various retail users and developers.


"My career in commercial real estate spans more than two decades and includes a very diverse background from managing people, projects and assets," said Meyer. "Metro Atlanta is over built in all areas of commercial real estate so leasing is where the transactions will be happening. With that being the case, some of my focus will be on building a team of leasing agents to handle this current market and the inventory that's out there."


Meyer intends to bring a new focus and direction to Crye-Leike's Commercial Division in the region. He sees 2009 as a difficult year for banks and lenders, which would afford an opportunity for Crye-Leike Commercial to assist these institutions in the sale of asset portfolios and asset management.


"As the 4th largest real estate company in the nation, Crye-Leike is in a good position throughout the south to respond and meet the expected demand for REO sales/portfolio business as we head into 2009," said Meyer. "Working with the commercial managers in the company's other regions we can collectively help one another market and sell the anticipated volume of properties."


Meyer's career in real estate started right out college when he joined Cushman & Wakefield, a national firm that had him involved in corporate and institutional transactions. Over the next 20 years Meyer saw his work shift, based on an ever changing real estate market.


"With a downturn in the markets during the bank failure of the early 90's, I went to work as an REO Asset Manager for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Division of Liquidation in Atlanta," said Meyer. "I handled large portfolio sales of REO assets, managed, budgeted funds, performed capital improvements and conducted auctions."


For several years Meyer was with the national firm of Marcus & Millichap in Atlanta, selling investments throughout the Southeastern U.S. As a Project Manager for Sprint he specialized in "site development" building cell towers in Greensboro/Winston Salem, Charlotte, North Carolina and Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee. Meyer performed zoning, ground leases, title, survey, soil tests, building permits, construction and expenditures.


Meyer is a licensed Commercial Realtor, assisting buyers and sellers in and around Forsyth, Fulton, Dawsonville and Gwinnett counties. He specializes in all types of commercial real estate sales with a focus on retail leasing, site selection, land sales and REO portfolio sales.


"Over the years I have developed the skills necessary to manage teams of people and subcontractors," said Meyer. "I look forward to growing our Commercial Real Estate Division and my goal is to staff it with experienced leasing agents and brokers with REO Asset Managers skills."


To discuss career opportunities, for all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Crye-Leike, REALTORS Commercial Manager Craig J. Meyer at 678-319-0557 or email him at


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals. In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.