NASHVILLE, TN.- Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc., the real estate franchisor subsidiary of Crye-Leike, Realtors, announced today the signing of a franchise agreement with Sandy Cox and Bo Ladner, co-owners of Crye*Leike Gulf Coast Realty.


Located at 10505 Boney Avenue in D'Iberville, MS, Crye*Leike Gulf Coast Realty will be managed by Sandy K. Cox, who brings to Crye-Leike over 20 years of real estate experiences. She and her sales force specialize in new construction, development land and lots, as well as general residential, condominium listings, and commercial real estate throughout Harrison County and into the counties of Jackson, Hancock and Stone.


Centrally located between Mobile and New Orleans in Harrison County, D'Iberville is just minutes from Gulfport, Biloxi and Ocean Springs, Mississippi. With a population of nearly 194,000, Harrison County has experienced a steady increase in its community over the past 15 years. "The storms of a year ago have not deterred the sense of community in this area," commented Cox. "As lots become available new construction is beginning, and the redevelopment of this area is experiencing a steadfast increase."


"I have always admired the ability of Harold Crye and Dick Leike to grow a dynamic company," Cox continued. "For years I knew that I, too, wanted to grow with Crye-Leike, and now the timing is just right to bring their experiences and trusted history and strengths to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We expect to grow our sales force to 20 real estate professionals over the next year. Crye-Leike's reputation and successes in this industry will allow us to provide the best service available to our community."


Crye*Leike Gulf Coast Realty will join 29 additional offices in the Crye-Leike franchise network. Other Crye*Leike franchises located in Arkansas include those in the cities of Columbus, Holly Springs, New Albany, Oxford and Starkville.


Crye-Leike began franchising operations in 1999 as Crye*Leike Franchises Inc., a real estate franchisor subsidiary of Crye-Leike, Realtors. Crye*Leike Franchises is currently comprised of 29 independently owned and operated franchise brokers who are located in territories within the seven state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi, with future plans to expand into contiguous states. Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc. is led by President of National Franchise Sales and Development, Kevin Joiner.


Crye-Leike? (, a full service real estate company for 29 years, is the nation's 6th largest real estate company and the largest in the Mid-South. It has a network of over 3,300 sales associates and 102 corporate and franchise offices located in 53 counties throughout a seven-state southern region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi. In 2005, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.6 billion with 34,039 closed transaction sides.


For more information on Crye*Leike Franchises, Inc., contact Kevin Joiner at (615) 221-0449. Homebuyers, sellers, and associates interested in joining Crye*Leike Brock Real Estate can reach C. Larry Anderson at (501) 362-5868 or (501) 825-8300.