Each of us at WAV Group mourns the loss of Gurtej Sodhi, who passed away on Saturday from complications related to cancer in the lining of his lungs. Born October 31, 1968, Sodhi immigrated to America and soon began working for Crye-Leike Group of Companies in 1999. Sodhi worked closely with David Gumpper and Victor Lund on a myriad of projects spanning decades, often the technical lead from The Realty Alliance, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, or both. He lent his intelligence and passion to the industry to help deliver important industry initiatives like the Broker Public Portal. In his role driving technology and information systems for Crye-Leike, Sodhi was among the few brokerage executives in America operating businesses in real estate, banking, insurance, and title across 8 states and nearly 50 MLS areas. His insights have guided industry policy development and will leave a lasting impact.
Gurtej Sodhi was a great listener and a great thinker focused on how to make the real estate industry stronger, while delivering innovative and effective programs for his company’s agents. He often saw first what others saw eventually. But more than anything, he was a servant leader who was always kind and empathetic.
Services will be held at Highland Hills Funeral Home, 2422 Brick Church Pike, Nashville, Tennessee, on October 3, 2023. The family is asking for donations in the form of Memorial Trees – please click here for more information on how to submit your donation.
Press release from Crye-Leike Real Estate Services follows.
Crye-Leike Real Estate Services Announces the Passing of CIO Gurtej Sodhi
NASHVILLE, TENN. – It is with great sadness that Crye-Leike Real Estate Services announces the passing of its Chief Information Officer, Gurtej Sodhi. After a battle with cancer, Sodhi passed away on Saturday, Sept. 30 in the presence of his family.
Sodhi first joined Crye-Leike in 1994, where he stayed for 29 years and earned a reputation among his peers as a dedicated professional and loyal friend. With high standards, shrewd negotiating skills and remarkable industry expertise, Sodhi helped transition Crye-Leike into the modern age of technology and guided the company through challenges in an ever-changing industry.
As Chief Information Officer, Sodhi led a large team of technology specialists and ensured the maximum efficiency of all business units. He was recognized twice by the Nashville Business Journal as Chief Information Officer in Large Private Companies, and he served in multiple capacities on national boards in the tech industry. Under his leadership, Crye-Leike’s Information Technology division received year over year recognition for its company website by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.
Sodhi was known among his friends, family and coworkers for his sharp mind and effervescent personality. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
“Gurtej was an exceptional person and a valued member of the Crye-Leike family,” said Crye-Leike CEO Harold Crye. “We all feel the impact of this loss and extend our condolences to all who knew him.”
The visitation for Gurtej Sodhi will be held at Highland Hills Funeral Home in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 4-5 p.m. with cremation to follow.
ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (www.clhomes.com), a full service real estate company for over 40 years, is ranked as the third largest independently-owned real estate firm in the
nation and the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has more than 3,200 sales associates, over 800 employees and 140+ company-owned and franchise offices throughout an eight-state footprint. In 2022, it generated $8.5 billion in sales and had 27,375 closed transaction sides corporate wide.