Attractive demographics and strong job and wage growth trends

Focused on High-growth Sunbelt U.S. Markets

Crescent Communities Opportunities Fund

Investment Management

Crescent Investment Management (CIM) is focused on generating attractive risk-adjusted returns on behalf of institutional partners through the development and acquisition of real estate assets. We seek to leverage our diverse expertise across multi-family, commercial, and industrial assets to identify and execute compelling real estate opportunities for our investors.  With Crescent’s 60 year institutional history, a track-record of successfully executing over $8BN in development projects, and a global industry network, we have access to a robust and stable pipeline of opportunities.



Closed in 2022, the Crescent Real Estate Opportunities Fund (CREOF) is seeking to generate attractive returns through the development of class-A multifamily-anchored assets located in lifestyle-driven, highly amenitized submarkets close to jobs, entertainment and retail.  Our developments will offer best-in-class amenities and unit finishes that exceed the competitive set, in order to attract top-of-market rents.  CREOF will seek to maximize returns through dispositions, upon completion and stabilization of the projects.


Crescent Communities seeks to pursue a Core strategy where we identify, acquire and hold high quality, stabilized assets with the intent of providing attractive current income, long term value appreciation, and tax efficiency.  Through rigorous asset management, Crescent believes it can improve operations, grow income and provide inflation protection to our institutional investors. CIM can also leverage its own pipeline of development assets and that of our parent, Sumitomo Forestry, to provide a steady supply of opportunities.


Crescent Communities seeks to pursue a Build-to-Core strategy, which involves developing a project from the ground up, stabilizing the asset, then holding the property for the long-term.  Value is created during the ground up development phase, with the asset transitioning to higher-yielding passive income, upon stabilization.  This strategy allows investors to take advantage of both appreciation and cash flow, while leveraging a reliable pipeline of opportunities, directly from Crescent Communities.


Crescent Communities can leverage its expertise across segments (multi-family, commercial / office, industrial, etc.), strategies (opportunistic, core, build-to-core, etc.), and geographies (US, Europe, Asia) to modify existing strategies or develop new ones as opportunities arise.

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Investment Management Team

Experienced Team. Industry Focused.

Our leaders consist of experienced senior management team averaging 23 years of relevant industry experience. We have a team of 150 professionals with integrated sourcing, underwriting, development, and asset management capabilities. Read our profiles below. 


Brian Natwick
Kevin Lambert
Senior Advisor & Board Member
Jason LaBonte
Chief Investment Officer
Alec Petty
Portfolio Manager-Real Estate Fund, Finance