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.

Todd Mansfield

Chief Executive Officer

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 $7 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.
 
Todd 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.