ABOUT THE TEAM

Whit Duncan, President Land Sales

Whit Duncan transitioned to President of Land Sales in the fall of 2014. In this capacity, he directs all of the company’s land sales for legacy properties in North and South Carolina.

Whit Duncan joined Crescent in 1997 as director of leasing for the company’s office and industrial buildings in Orlando. He was promoted to vice president in 2001 and later promoted to president of the commercial business unit in 2010. As president, Whit directed the company’s office, industrial and retail developments and property management throughout the southeast.

Duncan has more than 25 years’ experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining Crescent he held positions with CBRE, ComTech Properties, Morley Properties and Grover Bryan, Inc. Active in the industry, Duncan is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors(SIOR) and serves on the board of directors for the School of Real Estate at Florida State University. Duncan was named Developer of the Year by the Orlando chapter of Building Owners and Managers Association Internationl (BOMA) in 1999. Duncan is a founding director of United Legacy Bank, serves on the business advisory committee for the Lake Mary Chamber of Commerce and is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.

The Orlando native earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University.

Whit Duncan
Hank Higgins

Hank Higgins, Vice President Land Sales

Hank Higgins joined Crescent Communities as a forester in 1981. Today he serves as Vice President of land sales, responsible for legacy land management and sales in Morganton, NC and Lake Keowee, SC, as well as timber sales for all of Crescent’s legacy land.

Higgins is a member of the Society of American Foresters and North Carolina Forestry Association. He is a registered forester in North and South Carolina, as well as a Certified Forester and North Carolina real estate broker. He previously served on the Rotary Club board of directors and is a former elder at Grace Presbyterian Church, both in Fort Mill, SC.

A native of Great Falls, SC, Higgins earned a bachelor’s degree in forest management from Clemson University and is an active Clemson Tiger athletic supporter and fan.

Donald Reid, Vice President Catawba & Morganton Divisions

Donald Reid joined Crescent in 1988 and currently serves as Vice President for the Catawba and Morganton divisions. He is responsible for the overall management of the division’s personnel and for land sales in the area. Donald also works with timber sales, timber and land management, and land leasing. Since joining Crescent, Donald has filled a number of roles including Assistant Manager and Manager for Crescent’s Ornamental Nursery division.

Prior to joining Crescent, Donald was the owner-operator of Reid Farms in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

Donald earned his bachelors of Science degree in Forestry and Wood Technology from NC State University. He also holds a North Carolina Real Estate Broker License. In his free time, Donald keeps busy in his ornamental nursery producing landscape trees as well as growing blackberries, strawberries and grapes. He also raises and trains Brittany birddogs, which travel around 10,000 miles each year hunting different species of birds in several states.

Donald Reid
Art Howard

Art Howard, Assistant Division Land Manager - Catawba Office

A native of Lincoln county North Carolina, Art Howard joined the Crescent team in 1986 as a forest technician and equipment operator. Art’s interest in agriculture and the land led him to a degree in agriculture equipment technology from the Agriculture Institute at North Carolina State University. After several years working in the forestry group, Art was promoted to his current position as Assistant Division Land Manager of Crescent’s Catawba division. Art’s responsibilities include management of Crescent’s land holdings across Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties in North Carolina and York County in South Carolina.

Outside of his work with Crescent, Art is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture and is an ISA Certified Arborist. He also holds a North Carolina Provisional Real Estate Broker’s license and is a member of Hills Chapel United Methodist Church where he volunteers in a number of capacities including Sunday school leader and musician.

David Winchester, Land Manager - Lake Keowee Office

After working with Crescent as a logging contractor for a number of years, David Winchester joined the Crescent team in 1993 as an equipment operator primarily working in the Lake Keowee division. After several years focused on forestry related activities from planting pine stands to final harvest, David was given timber management responsibilities for Crescent’s Savannah River and South Georgia land parcels. Eventually David was promoted to Land Sales Consultant for all Savannah River dispositions.

David currently serves as land consultant for portions of Crescent’s Lake Keowee holdings. David’s love and involvement with the Land has led to his primary hobbies outside of work, including Hunting, Fishing, Traveling, and spending time with his four grandchildren.

David Winchester