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.

Robert Whitney (Whit) Duncan

President, Land Sales

Whit Duncan transitioned to President of Land Sales in the fall of 2014. In this capacity, he directs all of the company's land sales for legacy properties in North and South Carolina.

Duncan joined Crescent in 1997 as director of leasing for the company’s office and industrial buildings in Orlando. He was promoted to vice president in 2001, assuming responsibilities for the company’s commercial portfolio in the Tampa area.

Duncan has more than 25 years’ experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Crescent, he held positions with CBRE, ComTech Properties, Morley Properties and Grover Bryan, Inc.

Active in the industry, Duncan is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and serves on the board of directors for the School of Real Estate at Florida State University. He is a former member of the board of directors of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP). Duncan was named Developer of the Year by the Orlando chapter of Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) in 1999. Duncan is a founding director of United Legacy Bank, serves on the business advisory committee for the Lake Mary Chamber of Commerce and is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. He is a former member of the municipal planning board for the City of Orlando.

The Orlando native earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University.

Meet the Land Sales Team

Hank Higgins

Vice President, Land Management

Having joined Crescent in 1981, Hank is responsible for legacy land management and sales in Morganton, N.C. and Lake Keowee, S.C., as well as timber sales for all of Crescent’s legacy land. Member of the Society of American Foresters and North Carolina Forestry Association, he is a registered forester in NC and SC as well as a Certified Forester and NC real estate broker. He has a bachelor’s degree in Forest Management from Clemson University.