Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce its Relocation Services Division Directors have been named a nominee for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? Diamond Award. Only 23 of 700 member real estate firms received this honor. The Diamond Award is presented annually to the member company that has most actively participated in all of LeadingRE's business offerings.


"It is such an honor to be named among the best companies in the world assisting people who are relocating," said Jan Harbor, President & Director of Crye-Leike Relocation Services for the Greater Memphis, Tennessee Region. "During the current economic downturn we have managed to remain flexible and adaptive in meeting the changing relocation demands and needs of individuals and companies."


The winner will be announced during the Annual Awards Gala March 28 during the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? annual conference in Scottsdale, AZ. The event attracts brokers, managers and relocation professionals from leading real estate firms worldwide.


"To be nominated for this award is a true distinction," said Pam O'Connor, President/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World?. "These firms represent some of the finest in the industry - those that are progressive, engaged and committed to delivering the most comprehensive and responsive service to their clients."


As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World?, Crye-Leike, REALTORS is affiliated with the finest real estate firms worldwide. The relationship enables Crye-Leike Relocation Services to assist individuals relocating to virtually any community in the U.S. or abroad, with services including real estate assistance, destination orientation programs, mortgage assistance, household goods transportation and more. The affiliation also allows Crye-Leike Relocation Services to manage corporate employee relocation accounts through RELO Direct?, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World's corporate relocation company.


Crye-Leike, REALTORS cofounder and CEO Harold Crye is the current presiding Chairman of the Board for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. In the midst of the global recession Crye acknowledges it's a new day for real estate and relocation.


"We recognize that job transfers are down and technology has come into play more to connect companies and countries that are half a world away, " said Crye. "We are meeting these new challenges by enhancing property listings online and embracing all types of new technologies to better serve the global relocation marketplace."


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 3,500 licensed sales associates based out of 126 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: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals. In 2008, the Crye-Leike organization attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? ( is a global real estate network comprised of nearly 700 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms. With more than 5,500 offices and 170,000 sales associates in the United States and 38 countries abroad, LeadingRE affiliates sell nearly $370 billion in home sales representing 1.2 million transactions annually. Six of the United States' top 10 real estate firms are LeadingRE affiliates, and our members are the Number One firms in 44% of the top 88 markets in the United States, representing a powerful force in American real estate.