Crescent Communities’ Benjamin Collins Named 2017 Rising Star by Multifamily Executive


Crescent Communities is pleased to announce Senior Managing Director Benjamin (Ben) Collins has been selected by Multifamily Executive as the receipient of its 2017 Rising Star Award.
Each year, Multifamily Executive highlights excellence within the industry, including recognizing one promising industry executive who has demonstrated growth, dedication to the multifamily industry and exemplary leadership, proving time and again to be a burgeoning leader in their community, with the Rising Star Award.
Collins joined Crescent Communities in 2010 and holds a key role in the Charlotte-based real estate company’s multifamily business overseeing development in Charlotte, Raleigh, Nashville and Washington, DC. During his tenure at Crescent, Collins has overseen the creation of more than 6,500 multifamily units and over his career more than 9,500, including 2,000 affordable units. Crescent’s Multifamily business has been active with nearly $1.0B completed and another $1.3B under construction. Collins has been responsible for nearly 60 percent of that investment portfolio and leads a team of 10 colleagues. Most recently, Collins played an instrumental role in Crescent’s new multifamily brand launch of NOVEL by Crescent Communities.
Brian Natwick, president of Crescent’s multifamily business has watched Collins excel during his seven years with the company. “Ben has not faltered when faced with new challenges, but instead has risen to the occasion and established himself as an inspirational leader and vital asset to our multifamily business and Crescent Communities as a whole,” said Natwick.
Collins is also committed to advancing the real estate industry as a whole. Nine years ago, he founded the Real Estate Alumni Association at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). Today, he also serves on the boards of the National Multifamily Housing Council, Greater Charlotte Apartment Association and Apartment Association of North Carolina.
“It’s an honor to be recognized as Multifamily Executive’s 2017 Rising Star. I am proud to be a part of such an ambitious and forward-looking company in Crescent Communities and to work with a talented and committed team, and I look forward to continuing to make a positive impact on the company and the communities we serve,” said Collins.
Collins received the 2017 Multifamily Executive Rising Star Award at a special ceremony in Las Vegas on Sept. 19, 2017, during Multifamily Executive’s annual conference.

About Crescent Communities

Crescent Communities is a nationally recognized, market-leading real estate investor, developer and operator of multifamily, commercial and mixed use communities. Crescent creates high-quality, differentiated communities in desirable locations in many of the fastest growing markets in the Southeast and Southwest. Since the company was founded in 1963, Crescent’s development portfolio has included more than 60 single family master-planned communities,  43 multifamily communities and more than 21 million square feet of commercial space. Its multifamily communities are branded NOVEL by Crescent Communities.