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 is a principal of Mansfield Company, a real estate investment and advisory entity. Previously he served as chairman/CEO of Crescent Communities. Mansfield has more than three decades of real estate investment, development and operations experience. During his career Mansfield has overseen deployment of more than $15 billion in development and real estate equity capital.
Mansfield’s experience also includes serving as chairman and chief executive officer of Crosland and as executive vice president at The Walt Disney Company, where he had operating responsibility for Disney’s resort development and corporate real estate activities worldwide. He led the team that initiated development of the 5,000-acre Town of Celebration and was engaged in the planning and execution of Val d’Europe, the transit-oriented town east of Paris.

Mansfield was previously a managing director of Security Capital Group in London, where he launched and operated a $2.5 billion private equity investment fund that acquired seven real estate operating companies in the parking, self-storage, office and residential sectors in Europe and Australia. He began his real estate career as a development project manager with Hines.

Active in the community and industry, Mansfield has served as chairman of the board of directors of the Foundation For The Carolinas, 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 MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE:MRT), American Residential Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ARPI), Atrium Health, KForce (NASDAG:KFRC), CarrAmerica (NYSE:CRE), and Adventist Health System Sunbelt.

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”. He and his wife Kathy reside in Charlotte and have three children.