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Crescent Resources hires VP for Florida residential biz

CHARLOTTE — Crescent Resources said it has named someone to oversee its residential projects in Florida, where the Charlotte-based company owns various communities.

On Wednesday, Crescent announced the appointment of John Classe Jr. as a vice president.

According to a press release from Crescent, Classe has experience in mixed-use master-planned communities in central Florida. The release also says Classe has worked in Orlando as vice president of Atkins North America, vice president and chief operating officer of New Broad Street Cos. and vice president of Pritzker Realty Group.

Margaret Jennesse, senior vice president of Crescent’s residential division, said in the release that Classe will help guide Crescent as the company expands in Florida.

In Florida, Crescent owns Oakland Park, a 258-acre community between the town of Oakland and city of Winter Garden. Crescent’s other Florida communities include BridgeWater and Grand Hampton, both in Tampa, and Winding River, which is in the Jacksonville market.

Crescent’s release says Classe is a member of the Urban Land Institute, a previous member of the Central Florida Partnership Board of Directors and a previous chairman of the city of Orlando’s Historic Preservation and Municipal Planning Boards. Class served as an elected member of the Urban Orlando Community Development District Board of Supervisors from 2000 to 2010. He is also a licensed professional engineer and real estate broker in Florida.

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