Just as we focus on helping people thrive in our communities, we also focus on the people who make everything we do possible – our employees. After all, it's their diligence and attention to detail that powers our business day in and day out. At Crescent Communities, we pride ourselves on hiring people we believe qualify as masters of their field – they drive their profession and our organization to be better every day. They “get” people, and they never give up.
Brian Natwick is the CEO for Crescent Communities with over 25 years of real estate investment and development experience. He is responsible for vision and strategic oversight of a full suite of complementary residential (multifamily and single family build-to-rent), commercial, construction and investment management businesses. Since 2011, the organization has created an investment portfolio of 111 investments (26,000 residential units and 11.2mm SF of commercial) representing $8.7 billion in total capitalization. Brian previously served as President and COO and joined Crescent Communities in 2006.
Prior to Crescent Communities, Brian held senior management and executive positions at Centex Construction Company (now Balfour Beatty), Skanska USA Building, and Moss & Associates and was responsible for over $500 million (7,500 units/keys) of multifamily and hotel development. He has provided development services for notable clients such as Walt Disney Imagineering, Hilton/LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels and the Blackstone Group.
Active in the community and industry, Brian serves on the board of the McColl School of Business at Queens University and Apartment Life and is an active member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Urban Land Institute (MF Gold Product Council), National Multi Housing Council and National Association of Home Builders (Multifamily Leadership Board). In addition, he served on the board of Habitat for Humanity Charlotte including serving as board chair. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Florida with a degree in construction management and earned a MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University. Brian and his wife, Holly, reside in Charlotte and have three children.