JASON LABONTE

JASON LABONTE

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Member of Board of Directors, Investment Committee & Executive Committee

Jason LaBonte, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer joined Crescent Communities in 2016. He oversees Crescent Communities’ investment strategy, capital markets and finance activities across the platform including multifamily, commercial, build-to-rent and investment management business. As a part of this role, he is responsible for joint venture equity and debt relationships, underwriting, finance, dispositions and coordination with asset management functions. He is also a member of Crescent Communities’ Investment Committee and plays a key role in strategic initiatives and the acquisition and development of assets.

Jason has over twenty-five years of real estate experience and more than twenty 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 an MBA 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 on the Charlotte city advisory board of Shelters to Shutters and formally served for the Board of Carolinas Student Hunger Drive, a non-profit dedicated to reducing hunger in the Carolinas. He is also active with ULI as a member of the Capital Markets Committee and Multifamily Platinum Council.

 


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