Steve Brown, president of Residential Sales for Crye-Leike, REALTORS®, was recently named chairman of the board for The Realty Alliance. The Realty Alliance, a network of full-service real estate firms in North America, provides opportunities for the sharing of ideas among member firms, which are given access to some of the best and latest solutions. Brown was initially named a board member for The Realty Alliance in 2017 and will serve a two-year term as chairman.
“I’m both humbled and excited at the opportunity afforded me with this position,” says Brown. “I’m excited because the 65 member firms represent the best and brightest of the industry. They are not ‘reactionary’ leaders; they are innovators who have created value for their associates and employees with full-service companies.”
Brown entered the industry in 1974 in new-home sales. In 1980, he became affiliated with Memphis, Tenn.-based Crye-Leike as a broker and partner in land development sales. Now, as president of residential sales for Crye-Leike, Brown is responsible for overseeing and managing real estate sales, as well as assisting managers and branch offices with core services throughout Crye-Leike’s nine state regions.
Brown, who is actively involved in the industry on local and national levels, has served on the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) board of directors and on the Professional Standards and MLS committees. In 2009, he won the MAAR Outstanding Leadership Award. Brown also currently serves on the National Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Services Advisory Board, which he chaired in 2008.
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