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.




Todd Mansfield was named president and chief executive officer of Crescent Communities in 2011 after serving as a member of the board of managers and lead director. Mansfield has more than three decades of real estate operations and investment experience. During his career, Mansfield has overseen deployment of more than $8 billion in equity investment capital.

Todd’s experience also includes serving for 11 years as chairman and chief executive officer of Crosland and as executive vice president of Disney Development Company, where he had operating responsibility for Disney’s development and corporate real estate activities worldwide. He led the team that initiated development of the 5,000-acre Town of Celebration and was involved in the planning and execution of Val d’Europe, the transit-oriented town east of Paris.

Mansfield also was previously a managing director of Security Capital Group in London, where he launched and operated a private equity investment fund that acquired seven real estate operating companies in the parking, self-storage, office, and residential sectors in Europe and Australia.

Active in the community and industry, Todd serves as chair of the board of directors of the Foundation For the Carolinas.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Med Equities Realty Trust (NYSE: MRT).  Formerly, he served as global chairman of the Urban Land Institute, chair of The Nature Conservancy NC Chapter, chair of Charlotte Center City Partners, and as a director of American Residential Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ARPI), and Atrium Health.

He earned a master’s of business administration from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College.  Mansfield is co-author of “Craving Community: The New American Dream,” published in 2008.  Todd and his wife, Kathy reside in Charlotte and have 3 children.

Crescent Communities is a real estate investment company with interests throughout the southeastern and southwestern United States. Established in 1963, the Charlotte-based company is an investor, developer and operator of multifamily, and commercial / mixed use communities.