Our Leaders

Just as we focus on the people thriving in our communities, we also focus on our people, our employees. After all, it is their diligence and attention to detail that drives our business drive day in and day out. At Crescent, we pride ourselves on hiring people whom we would qualify as masters – they drive their profession to be better every day, they “get” people, and they never give up.

David O’Donoghue

President, Palmetto Bluff

David O’Donoghue has been named President of Crescent Communities’ Resort & Second Home division. He oversees all aspects of Palmetto Bluff, including sales, marketing, development, operations and property management. His responsibilities also extend to management oversight of Montage Palmetto Bluff, as well as all other Montage-managed operations across properties. 

O’Donoghue brings to this role a wealth of experience developing and managing world class resort communities that cater to sophisticated visitors, guests and residents. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Club & Resort Operations at DMB Associates, a premier developer and operator of luxury resort, second home and primary home communities across the West Coast and Hawaii. During his tenure, O’Donoghue oversaw much of the management of DMB’s portfolio of world-class properties, including award-winning destinations such as Silverleaf in Scottsdale, Arizona; Martis Camp in Truckee, California; and Kukui’ula in Kauai, Hawaii. 

Prior to his time at DMB, David held several leadership roles in luxury club and hospitality development and operations, most notably at the Five Diamond Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, Arizona, and the Five Star / Five Diamond Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.