• Homes Imagined Around You

    How Crescent is Quickly Remaking Building Landscape

  • Introducing Fielding Homes

    Crescent Communities enters the home building business with the launch of Fielding Homes.

  • We take pride in our heritage

    Since our founding in 1963, we have strived to uphold a sense of community and connection in every development we create.

  • Crescent Cares

    The Crescent Cares program celebrates the impact our employees can have in our local communities when we come together as one powerful force.

  • 2015 Statement of Stewardship

    We are excited to unveil our first Statement of Stewardship Report.

  • Tryon Place. Shaping Uptown Charlotte’s Future.

    Tryon Place takes a different approach to mixed-use development. Watch our story of how Tryon Place puts people first.

  • "Forgotten Land"

    Land Management's Donald Reid shares his love for the land in this recent Charlotte Observer article.


    What if the land brought people together? At Oakland Park that is exactly what’s happening.


    Jay Walea, Director of the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, gives us an unprecedented glimpse into the heart and soul of caring for our land.

  • Land Our most precious resource

    Over 10,000 acres of land holdings across the Carolinas suited for a variety of uses



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We build communities with room to thrive.

For over half a century, Crescent Communities has helped define moments that matter for everyone that lives, works and plays at our properties. Our mission is to create residential, commercial, multi-family and land developments that cultivate communities with lasting legacies.

We are based out of Charlotte, NC and our developments cross-cities and resort towns across the South. As our assets exceed $1 billion, including 70,000 acres of land, we continue to stay focused on developing the most innovative places for today’s market. Our work goes beyond groundbreaking developments – we seek to instill the spirit of community into everything we do.


By looking to our past we find inspiration for the future.

For almost half a century, we have been dedicated to creating communities that are designed to prosper. Our company has grown each year because our developments have grown with us.

Explore our timeline to learn more about our heritage.




Our Vision: Build Community. Better People’s Lives.

Mission: In everything we do, the ideal of community and the goal of improving people’s lives for the better is at the forefront. We are inspired by these principles. We pursue them every day. For our colleagues, our investors, our partners, and our customers, our legacy will be our ability to build community and change lives for the better. 

Our Values:

Be Curious
We are explorers, seeking information and perspectives that help us consistently generate insight into our customers and our marketplace. We are thoughtful, always asking why and rigorously seeking creative solutions to complex challenges.

Do What’s Right
We act with unwavering integrity, treating our people, partners, and places we are involved with as we would want to be treated. We are stewards of our relationships, our communities and the land.

Innovate Always
We challenge assumptions, embrace risk and act with conviction in order to deliver “what’s next” in everything we do.

Deliver Excellence
For our organization, colleagues, customers, and partners, we are relentless in our pursuit of exceptional work, our search for growth and creating places with lasting value.


We choose the right path over the easy one.

At Crescent, we approach every development as a chance to create the greatest place for its purpose. From amenity-rich resorts to efficiency-focused offices, we attempt to create exceptional environments that deliver what matters most to our consumers. Our projects go beyond brick and mortar to ensure their long-term success and sustainability. By paying close attention to the fine details for all four of our workstreams, we can work simultaneously and efficiently to create the best developments for the objectives at hand.

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Our people are our difference.

Our team of experienced professionals has led the industry through both strong markets and challenging times. Their perspective is enriched with an intimate knowledge of buildings, developments, towns and cities across the world. We combine big picture thinkers with experienced industry veterans to create a team with the ability to handle any challenge, and take advantage of opportunity. The collaboration between the company’s diverse areas of expertise ensures the best ideas and solutions for each particular location and market.


Being stewards is not optional.  It is a fundamental requirement to doing business the right way.

We strive to incorporate stewardship into every project, to make difficult decisions that address current and future challenges, and to improve continuously.  Through ongoing measurement, we hold ourselves accountable to challenging goals in traditional areas of environmental sustainability and in community building, health, happiness and longevity.  Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the land and communities under our stewardship remain vibrant. We seek to leave behind legacies whose value builds with time.

There is only so much of a sustainability journey that can be told with words. Words mean very little without the actions to back them up. We will continue to gather our data and “story” in a traditional sense over the coming months and years. For now, we invite you to explore some of our favorite conversations around sustainability. We hope others will join in.

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This fall we were given the gift of working with Deidre and her family as they watched their home being built. We are reminded of what is truly important in life and are grateful. We can't wait for Deidre and her children to move into their new home in time for the holidays.

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We are excited to unveil our first Statement of Stewardship Report. While we are proud of the stories and examples described in this report, we also recognize that part of being a good steward is staying open and transparent about our efforts. We look forward to sharing our stewardship journey with you in future reports.

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The Crescent Cares program celebrates the impact our employees can have in our local communities when we come together as one powerful force. We are expecting, not just allowing, our team members to take responsibility for the vitality of those who surround us in the communities we develop.

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Enivronmental Sustainability

Jay Walea, Director of the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, gives us an unprecedented glimpse into the heart and soul of caring for our land. The work of the conservancy is not only helping to maintain beautiful land and habitats, but is transforming the lives of those that touch it most closely.

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Enivronmental Sustainability

Corporate Social Responsibility’s Return On Investment within the Real Estate Sector.

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Enivronmental Sustainability

In past years, there was a perception among renters that living in a sustainable community equated to higher rents. Some communities strayed from marketing their communities as green.

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Enivronmental Sustainability

Sustainability is not optional for Crescent Communities. We constantly seek out new and unique ways to lessen the environment impact. Watch how.

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Our employees are rewarded with a lively and challenging work environment, a supportive and open-door structure, competitive compensation and a flexible benefits program that provides an array of options to meet our employees’ changing benefit needs.

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We believe the key to a great company is its people. It is hard for us to explain each person’s unique connection to our organization and why they choose Crescent to call home for their career. The best way to get a true feel for life at Crescent, is to listen to what our employees have to say themselves. We invite you to meet some of our team and hear our story through them.

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Enivronmental Sustainability

Sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do. For every new project, sustainable planning, building and development choices are required in order to maintain our commitment to doing what’s right.

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We won't lie. It takes a lot of work to deliver outstanding projects. That doesn't mean we can't have fun doing it. At Crescent, we strive to cultivate a creative workplace and apply lessons learned during "play" back into our work.

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Kids have a way of putting everything into perspective. Their innocence and simplistic view of the world is refreshing. They have no problem telling it like it is. On Bring Your Kids to Work Day, we gathered a few of Crescent’s Next Generation and had some candid conversations. Listen and learn what life is like here at Crescent through the eyes of our children.

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While building high-quality, sustainable residential spaces remains a priority, well-designed outdoor spaces allow our homes to connect as part of a functional, vibrant and sustainable community.

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Enivronmental Sustainability

What if the land brought people together? If we considered the land in determining how to best design a community. At Oakland Park that is exactly what’s happening. From residents to planners, they agree that a development can successfully meet the needs of both its people and the land.

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Enivronmental Sustainability

We won't lie. It takes a lot of work to deliver outstanding projects. That doesn't mean we can't have fun doing it. At Crescent, we strive to cultivate a creative workplace and apply lessons learned during "play" back into our work.

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What do people want? Sometimes you don’t know until you ask. And asking isn’t enough. Learning to listen and respond to the community’s needs is the key to creating great places.

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Stewardship of the land is a big piece of what we do as a community. We’ve taken great care to protect the natural environment at Lake James. We want to ensure that the way it is today is the way it’s going to stay for many years to come.

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Enivronmental Sustainability

Oakland Park is a unique community that incorporates sustainability into every level of the development. The overall community is certified under the Florida Green Building Coalition, and all homes within Oakland Park must be certified under FGBC

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A trail is just a trail. Well, not in Winter Garden. The West-Orange Trail represents the core of activity and livelihood in this community. Oakland Park recognizes the uniqueness of the trail and has chosen to celebrate it. Whether it is someone out getting exercise or a parent walking a child to school, the opportunity for both connectivity and healthy living is unparalleled.


The business and affairs of the Company are directed, managed and controlled by our Board of Managers, which currently consists of the following seven people:

Daniel C. Van Epp, Non-Executive Chairman of Board of Managers - Mr. Van Epp has served as Non-Executive Chairman of Holdings’ Board of Managers since January 2012 and, from September to December 2011, was our interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Van Epp also is Executive Vice President, Capital Markets and Acquisitions and Chief Investment Officer of Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, a diversified real estate management and development company specializing in MPCs. In those roles, he provides strategic and operational consultation to the Chairman of Newland, while also leading the company’s efforts in capital markets and acquisitions. Mr. Van Epp previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Newland and President of its Mountain Region beginning in 2005. Mr. Van Epp has more than three decades of experience in real estate entity management and leadership, most recently as owner of The Van Epp Companies, a Nevada company which provides consulting services in the real estate development arena. From 1995 until 2004, he was Senior Vice President of The Rouse Company and President of its affiliate, The Howard Hughes Corporation, where he was responsible for the planning, development and production of residential, retail and office projects totaling millions of square feet. While at the Hughes Corporation, he led the development of its flagship community, Summerlin, in Las Vegas. Mr. Van Epp holds a bachelor’s degree in building construction from Virginia Tech.

Gregory D. Ethridge, Member of Board of Managers - Mr. Ethridge is a Partner at MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC and joined the firm in January 2009. MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC is the investment manager of MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners III L.P., one of our principal equity holders. Prior to joining MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC, Mr. Ethridge was a Principal in the Restructuring Group at Broadpoint Capital Inc. (subsequently renamed Gleacher & Company, Inc.), an investment banking firm. He started his career in crisis management at Conway, Del Genio, Gries & Co. in New York advising companies in Chapter 11. In 2001, he joined the Recapitalizaton and Restructuring Group at Jefferies & Company, Inc., where he executed corporate restructurings and leveraged finance transactions until 2005 when he joined Parallel Investment Partners LP (formerly part of Saunders, Karp and Megrue) as a principal investor executing recapitalizations, buyouts and growth capital investments in middle market companies. In 2006, he was one of two founding members of the New York corporate finance restructuring practice for Imperial Capital LLC. Mr. Ethridge graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting.

Soo Y. Kim, Member of Board of Managers - Ms. Kim is a Portfolio Manager at Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C., where she is responsible for the firm’s US Real Estate, CLO and CBO businesses.  Anchorage Capital Group is one of our principal equity holders. Prior to joining Anchorage Capital Group in 2009, Ms. Kim worked at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Vice President in the Americas Special Situations Group where she was one of the industry heads responsible for the Group’s $3 billion public investment portfolio. Ms. Kim joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 into its Principal Investment Area and was a member of the investment team in the Distressed Debt Principal Investing Group where she invested in capital structure of stressed or distressed companies in a broad range of industries. Ms. Kim received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Peter Schoels, Member of Board of Managers - Mr. Schoels is the Managing Partner at MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC. MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC is the investment manager of MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners III L.P., one of our principal equity holders. Prior to joining MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC in July 2002, Mr. Schoels was a member of Credit Suisse’s Distressed Group, which he joined in 2001. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Schoels was Director of Finance and Strategy for Tradeledger and Knowledge Platform, application service providers focused on systems integration and content management, respectively, both subsidiaries of Itim Group Plc. From 1998 to 2000, he was Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions for Ispat International NV, the fourth largest steel company in the world, specializing in buying distressed steel assets in emerging markets. Mr. Schoels holds a master’s degree in business administration from United Business Institutes in Brussels, Belgium, and a bachelor’s degree in international business from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Thomas K. Sittema, Member of Board of Managers - Mr. Sittema is chief executive officer of CNL Financial Group, a leading private investment firm that provides global real estate and alternative investments. Sittema joined CNL in 2009 and assumed the CEO position in January of 2011. He leads a team that advises four real estate funds and a business development company. Since its inception in 1973, CNL Financial and its affiliates have formed or acquired companies with more than $26 billion in assets. Prior to joining CNL Financial, Mr. Sittema was managing director of real estate, gaming and lodging investment banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch serving in numerous capacities, including sector head of REITS and lodging. Mr. Sittema led more than $20 billion in M&A transactions, $5 billion in equity offerings and more than $35 billion in debt transactions. Mr. Sittema’s career has also included real estate financing and management of the Dallas real estate office for Bank of America and its predecessors. In 2007, he was named one of the "Seven Investment Bankers Every Director Should Know" by Corporate Board Member Magazine. Mr. Sittema earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Dordt College and MBA in finance from Indiana University.

Dan Allen, Member of Board of ManagerMr. Allen is a Partner at Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C. and serves as President and Senior Portfolio Manager for the firm. In this capacity, he has responsibility for overseeing the firm’s portfolio management, risk management, and investment decisions.  Prior to joining Anchorage, Mr. Allen spent the previous six years with Morgan Stanley, and in his most recent role, was responsible for North American Credit Trading with a primary focus on bank debt, high yield bonds and distressed securities. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Allen was a Loan Trader at Goldman Sachs and a Corporate Bond Trader at Fidelity Investments. Mr. Allen received an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a B.S. from Skidmore College.

Todd W. Mansfield, Member of Board of Managers and President, Chief Executive Officer of Crescent Communities

  • Be Curious

  • Do What's Right

  • Innovate Always

  • Deliver Excellence