Jason LaBonte, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer joined Crescent Communities in 2016. He oversees Crescent Communities’ investment strategy, capital markets and finance activities for both the multifamily and commercial platforms totaling over 6,500 units and two million square feet. As a part of this role he is responsible for joint venture equity and debt relationships, finance and asset management functions. He is also a member of Crescent Communities’ Investment Committee and plays a key role in the development and disposition of assets.
Jason has over twenty years of real estate experience and more than fifteen years of capital markets and private equity experience working as a Managing Director for Bank of America Merrill Lynch both in New York City and Charlotte, where he executed over $50 billion in transactions within the firms Leverage Finance, Real Estate Investment Banking and Global Strategic Capital groups. Jason was most recently with Centennial Holding Company, LLC, as Managing Director of Corporate Development, leading the firm's efforts for capital raising while also focusing on strategic planning, platform development and investor relations. Jason has served on numerous for-profit boards including Archstone Inc., IPREO, Themarkets.com and the National Stock Exchange.
Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Jason also holds the designation of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. Jason currently serves for the Board of Carolinas Student Hunger Drive, a non-profit dedicated to reducing hunger in the Carolinas and is active with ULI as a member of the Capital Markets Committee.