Crawford oversees Balsam’s Real Estate, Club Membership, and Development entities on a day-to-day basis. Crawford has spent the last 12 years working in the real estate development industry. Prior to coming to Balsam in 2017, he spent 10 years with a Charlotte-based developer, Crescent Communities, where he held multiple roles in developing their Lake James and Palmetto Bluff projects. Crawford graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South with a degree in History and went on to earn his Master of Real Estate Development from Portland State University’s School of Urban Studies and Planning in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Atlanta, Crawford frequently made his way to the mountains of western North Carolina in his free time, ultimately leading him to move to the area in 2007. He currently lives in Asheville with his wife and three young children.