OUR VISION

Build Community. Better People's Lives.

About us

Crescent Communities is a nationally recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer and operator of mixed-use communities. We create high-quality, differentiated multifamily and commercial communities in many of the fastest growing markets in the United States. Since 1963, our development portfolio has included more than 77 multifamily communities, 24 million square feet of commercial space and 60 single family master-planned communities. Crescent Communities has offices in Charlotte, DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City. Our residential communities are branded NOVEL, RENDER and HARMON by Crescent Communities and our industrial developments are branded AXIAL by Crescent Communities.

DO WHAT'S RIGHT BE CURIOUS INNOVATE ALWAYS DELIVER EXCELLENCE

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

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.

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

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

The Crescent Communities way.

At Crescent Communities, we embrace a fully integrated approach to development and view each community as an opportunity to create an extraordinary place to live or work. Or as we like to say, the greatest place for its purpose. From amenity-rich resorts to efficiency-focused offices, we look to create exceptional environments that deliver what matters most to our customers and the people who will live and work there. Our communities go beyond bricks and mortar to ensure long-term success and sustainability. By paying close attention to the fine details of each of five workstreams, we can work simultaneously and efficiently to create the best possible community in line with objectives. It takes a powerful combination of planning and creativity to deliver exceptional designs that differentiate our communities, all grounded by a clear focus on sustainable financial performance.

CANVAS™

Bringing Creativity to Development

Modern communities require a progressive, multi-disciplined and long-term perspective to create lasting value. Developing and community planning at scale and with consistency requires discipline. To address these requirements, we defined a design and development process called CANVAS™ with a clear philosophy to bring creativity to an industry that is often overly formulaic. We emphasize research and consumer insights to keep us focused on addressing market demand. We develop a vision and story to create emotional connections between each new community and the individuals who will live or work there. We bring together the best planning and creative talent to deliver exceptional designs. And always, these criteria are grounded by a clear focus on sustainable financial performance. This combination has proven to be a differentiator.

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The responsible oversight and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving.

Stewardship Defined

The responsible oversight and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving.

Being good stewards is fundamental to the pursuit of our mission to Build Community and Better People’s Lives. Learn more about what STEWARDSHIP means to us.

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Keeping Art at the center of our communities

Collaboration & Transformation

We strive to incorporate public art into many of our projects with the belief it is part of the fabric of a community – a welcoming identifier of a neighborhood or city. From Phoenix to Charlotte to Dallas, we’ve partnered with talented local artists to transform blank walls and parking decks into vibrant, colorful creations that draw people in to experience the community. Our artists have created truly unique and transformative pieces that have quickly become landmarks that make residents proud to be part of our community. Art is passion, understanding and transformative, but most of all, art is an invitation to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

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Diversity & Inclusion

We welcome and celebrate diversity both in our offices and on our job sites. If you’re interested in helping us ensure more people have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the development reshaping our hometown of Charlotte, NC, let’s chat.

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OUR PARTNERS

Community Partners

Accolades

We’re both honored and humbled by the accolades with which our team members and communities have been recognized.

2022 Charlotte Center City Partners Vision Award: NOVEL Stonewall Station

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2022 Charlotte Center City Partners Vision Award: NOVEL Stonewall Station

 2021 NMHC Top 25 Developers

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2021 NMHC Top 25 Developers

2021 NAHB Best Community Amenities: NOVEL West Nashville

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2021 NAHB Best Community Amenities: NOVEL West Nashville

2021 Multi-Housing News Silver Winner for Development Company of the Year: Crescent Communities

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2021 Multi-Housing News Silver Winner for Development Company of the Year: Crescent Communities

2021 ULI Crane Watch: Elizabeth on Seventh

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2021 ULI Crane Watch: Elizabeth on Seventh

2021 Charlotte Business Journal Top Mixed-Use Development: Ally Charlotte Center

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2021 Charlotte Business Journal Top Mixed-Use Development: Ally Charlotte Center

2021 NAHB Best Leasing or Sales Campaign: NOVEL LoSo Station

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2021 NAHB Best Leasing or Sales Campaign: NOVEL LoSo Station

2021 Building NC Awards: Ally Charlotte Center

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2021 Building NC Awards: Ally Charlotte Center

2021 Sustain Charlotte Sustainability Finalist Inspiring Building Project: NOVEL Atherton

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2021 Sustain Charlotte Sustainability Finalist Inspiring Building Project: NOVEL Atherton

2021 Multi-Housing News Gold Winner for Best Marketing &  Advertising: NOVEL Upper Westside

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2021 Multi-Housing News Gold Winner for Best Marketing & Advertising: NOVEL Upper Westside

2021 Southeast Building Conference Aurora Awards for Best Commercial 20,0000sqft & Best Mixed-Use Project: Ally Charlotte Center

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2021 Southeast Building Conference Aurora Awards for Best Commercial 20,0000sqft & Best Mixed-Use Project: Ally Charlotte Center

2021 NAHB Finalist for Best Garden Apartment Community (4 stories or less): NOVEL West Nashville

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2021 NAHB Finalist for Best Garden Apartment Community (4 stories or less): NOVEL West Nashville

2021 Multi-Housing News Silver Winner for Best Marketing Campaign: NOVEL Deep Ellum

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2021 Multi-Housing News Silver Winner for Best Marketing Campaign: NOVEL Deep Ellum

2021 ABC Carolinas Eagle Award: Ally Charlotte Center

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2021 ABC Carolinas Eagle Award: Ally Charlotte Center

2021 IIDA Carolinas Designworks Awards Honorable Mention: Escent Research Park

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2021 IIDA Carolinas Designworks Awards Honorable Mention: Escent Research Park

2021 ENRSoutheast Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Merit Award: Ally Charlotte Center

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2021 ENRSoutheast Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Merit Award: Ally Charlotte Center

2020 Charlotte Business Journal Top Mixed-use Development: NOVEL Atherton

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2020 Charlotte Business Journal Top Mixed-use Development: NOVEL Atherton

2020 NAHB Silver for Best Overall Advertising Campaign: NOVEL Atherton

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2020 NAHB Silver for Best Overall Advertising Campaign: NOVEL Atherton

2020 Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Property of the Year: NOVEL Atherton

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2020 Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Property of the Year: NOVEL Atherton

2020 Multi-Housing News Gold Winner for Best Marketing Program: NOVEL Deep Ellum

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2020 Multi-Housing News Gold Winner for Best Marketing Program: NOVEL Deep Ellum

2020 Southeast Building Conference Best Overall Advertising Campaign, Best Mixed-Use Project and Residential Community of the Year Multifamily: NOVEL ATHERTON

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2020 Southeast Building Conference Best Overall Advertising Campaign, Best Mixed-Use Project and Residential Community of the Year Multifamily: NOVEL ATHERTON

2020 Multifamily Executive Merit Winner Best Marketing & Advertising: NOVEL Deep Ellum

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2020 Multifamily Executive Merit Winner Best Marketing & Advertising: NOVEL Deep Ellum

 2020 Multi-Housing News Honorable Mention for Best Marketing Program: NOVEL South Capitol

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2020 Multi-Housing News Honorable Mention for Best Marketing Program: NOVEL South Capitol

2019 NAHB Multifamily Development Firm of the Year: Crescent Communities, Inc.

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2019 NAHB Multifamily Development Firm of the Year: Crescent Communities, Inc.

2019 NAHB Best Overall Leasing or Sales Campaign: NOVEL South Capitol

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2019 NAHB Best Overall Leasing or Sales Campaign: NOVEL South Capitol

2019 NAHB Finalist for Best Interior Merchandising of a Common Area: NOVEL Bishop Arts

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2019 NAHB Finalist for Best Interior Merchandising of a Common Area: NOVEL Bishop Arts

2019 NAHB Finalist for Best Low-Rise Apartment Community: NOVEL Rio

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2019 NAHB Finalist for Best Low-Rise Apartment Community: NOVEL Rio

2019 Home Innovation Research Labs NGBS Green Partners of Excellence: Crescent Communities, Inc.

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2019 Home Innovation Research Labs NGBS Green Partners of Excellence: Crescent Communities, Inc.

2019 Charlotte Business Journal Top Mixed-Use Development: NOVEL Stonewall Station

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2019 Charlotte Business Journal Top Mixed-Use Development: NOVEL Stonewall Station

2019 Multi-Housing News Honorable Mention for Development & Design Low-Rise: NOVEL Providence Farm

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2019 Multi-Housing News Honorable Mention for Development & Design Low-Rise: NOVEL Providence Farm

2018 Charlotte Business Journal Top Apartment Development: NOVEL NoDa

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2018 Charlotte Business Journal Top Apartment Development: NOVEL NoDa

2018 Charlotte Business Journal Honorable Mention Top Apartment Development: NOVEL Providence Farm

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2018 Charlotte Business Journal Honorable Mention Top Apartment Development: NOVEL Providence Farm

2018 Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Community of the Year: NOVEL Stonewall Station

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2018 Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Community of the Year: NOVEL Stonewall Station