Gurtej Sodhi Promoted

by Victor Lund on August 30, 2016

Gurtej Sodhi

Two years into being assigned the role of the Chief Strategist in addition to being Crye-Leike’s Chief Information Officer, Gurtej Sodhi has been promoted to the position of Chief Information & Operations Officer for the Crye-Leike Group of Companies. In his new role, Sodhi is chartered with the responsibility of ensuring that all the business units utilize the best systems and processes to operate in the most effective and productive manner. He reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer & Chairman Harold Crye, Technology, systems, and processes are all becoming critical to achieving maximum efficiency, noted Crye. “Gurtej has successfully delivered in all the roles he has undertaken over the past two decades as Crye-Leike has grown geographically, along with diversifying into multiple business units,” said Crye.  “As a key member of the senior executive team, we expect him to guide and assist all the business unit presidents in attaining a unified vision and cohesive goal of sustained growth and profitability in this role.” “I am excited and optimistic to play a part in helping Crye-Leike’s future success and aligning the business operations and technology for all our units in an integrated manner to deliver the best results for our agents, employees and customers,” said Sodhi. “I am thankful and honored by the trust and confidence placed in me.”

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Steve Brown

WAV Group has enjoyed the awesome experience of working with many of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and The Realty Alliance firms. Chief among them is Crye-Leike, REALTORS® – among the 20 largest firms in America. The firm promoted its General Manager to President this week. Steve Brown has been an integral part of the company and its growth since joining the firm in 1980. Under the wing of CEO Harold Crye, Brown has developed into one of the most versatile and experienced executives in the real estate industry, long serving the firm as General Manager and now as President of the Residential Real Estate Company.  They operate a very complex business, supporting over 84 company owned offices and 29 franchise offices serving over 3000 REALTORS® across 9 of the United States of America. He burns a lot of shoe leather! All of us at WAV Group would like you to join us in celebrating Steve’s advancement – drop him a note on LinkedIn Enjoy the official company press release below: Memphis, Tenn. (July 6, 2016) – Crye-Leike, REALTORS®, the sixth largest residential real estate brokerage firm among the nation’s top 500, has announced that Steve Brown was promoted to president of residential sales. He previously served as executive vice president and general manager. He will be responsible for overseeing and managing real estate sales as well as assisting managers and branch offices with core services in all regions of Crye-Leike which covers nine states and a sales team of over 3,000 sales associates. He has served the company in various management capacities over the past 36 years. Crye-Leike (, a full service real estate company for 39 years, has a network of 84 company-owned offices and 29 franchise offices located throughout a nine-state region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama and Missouri. In his expanded role, Brown sees it important to continue to “assist managers and sales people achieve their goals with the best systems and tools to keep up with ever changing market conditions, technology, competition and regulation,” he said. “Integrity, fairness and being goal driven will remain constants,” said Brown. “We may grow our footprint in some other markets, but our main focus will be to continue to grow our market share in every region we currently serve. The average homeowner only trades homes five to seven times in a lifetime. […]


Nashville, TN. – Crye-Leike Group of Companies congratulates Gurtej Sodhi on receiving the 2015 Chief Information Officer Award in Large Private Companies (501+ employees) category by the Nashville Business Journal. For Sodhi, who serves as Chief Information and Strategy Officer, Corporate Executive Vice President, this is his second consecutive year to win the award. The NBJ CIO Awards winners are the top technological executives in Middle Tennessee who are using IT in innovative ways to create a competitive advantage, optimize business procedures, enable company growth and impact the company’s bottom line. Winners were selected by a panel of judges based on nominations from across the community. “I am honored to be presented again with this prestigious award,” said Sodhi. “Receiving this award for the second time confirms Crye-Leike is the leader in providing innovative technology solutions to its internal and external customers, Crye-Leike’s website is also nationally recognized as a leader in providing the highest exposure for our listings while serving our customers and sales associates in the most effective manner possible.” Under Sodhi’s leadership, Crye-Leike’s Information Technology division receives year over year recognition for their award-winning work on Crye-Leike’s web site, Over 400,000 listings are updated every 12 minutes on Crye-Leike’s website to ensure the most accurate information. With over 12,000 visitors per day and 30 million hits per month, no local company comes close to on internet activity. “I commend and congratulate Gurtej on his leadership and commitment to providing Crye-Leike associates and our customers with the most current technology resources,” said Harold Crye, Crye- Leike founder and CEO. Sodhi will be recognized with fellow winners at a special luncheon on Oct. 23. Crye-Leike is a full service real estate company that was founded in 1977 by Harold Crye and Dick Leike. Today, Crye-Leike is ranked as the 6th largest real estate firm in the nation and the #1 real estate company in the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has a network of more than 3,000 licensed Realtors and 112 offices located throughout a nine-state region in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Oklahoma. More information about Crye-Leike can be found at

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Longtime chief information officer, Gurtej Sodhi has been appointed to senior business leadership of the Crye Leike Group of Companies. His new title strings together Chief Information and Strategy Officer, and Corporate Executive Vice President. This new position at one of America’s leading brokers signals a new strategic direction for large firms. Sodhi’s responsibilities will reach over all of the Crye Leike companies including residential real estate, commercial real estate, mortgage, title, insurance and various other business units. “Information management is changing quickly in real estate and large firms with diverse business units require top level oversight to integrate an end to end customer service experience,” said Harold Crye, Chairman and CEO of Crye Leike Group of Companies. In this new role, Sodhi will be instrumental in tying the business objectives of each company, along with their operational data and technology solutions, into one cohesive environment. “Today, many of our business units operate in silos that share information, but there are clearly opportunities for maximizing business outcomes in profitability and customer satisfaction by dedicating resources to better integration,” said Sodhi. In addition to his daily responsibilities at Crye Leike, Sodhi represents his firm in various workgroups for The Realty Alliance and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and many ad hoc MLS and data management committees for  MLS’s and the National Association of REALTORS®. He brings a unique perspective as someone who aggregates data across more than 40 MLS’s in 10 states. He also understands that today’s brokerage must rely on home services offerings to remain successful in real estate, and is an expert at integrating the companies business units together for the benefit of the consumer. Appointing Sodhi as the leader of the strategy function for Crye Leike is a telling announcement. Information systems have become the cornerstone of success across all business units in real estate today. Managing the data and the systems that power a firm’s offerings are fundamental to long term success. WAV Group congratulates Mr. Sodhi, Mr Crye, and the entire team of Crye Leike as they embark on this new journey together.  

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