Crescent Capital Holdings

Our Team

John D. Smith, Managing Member and CEO:

Mr. Smith has a thirty-four year career including public accounting, business development and leadership. A native of Colorado, he is a graduate of Colorado State University. Mr. Smith started his career as a CPA with a big eight international where he acquired expertise in taxation, auditing and accounting. In 1983, Mr. Smith became the principal-in-charge and founder of JDS Professional Group, a Denver based accounting and consulting firm. His experience encompasses audits, tax consulting and general business for various types of entities and business sectors. Today, Mr. Smith remains as the managing partner of JDS Professional Group, one of Denver’s larger local-based accounting firms.

Mr. Smith also founded the OnePoint HR services group (human resources management related services), Assurance Financial Management (business HR, accounting and financial reporting services) and PeerSource Partners (technology talent sourcing, placement and contract provision). He serves as CEO/Managing member of those business groups.

During his career, Mr. Smith has gained considerable exposure and expertise in the real estate industry including legal structures, acquisition, tax aspects of real estate ownership and development, financing and capital formation. In addition to development of the Crescent real estate portfolio, he has assisted numerous individuals, groups and institutions with the development and management of real estate investments. In 2006, he founded Crescent Capital Holdings. His focus in the real estate industry remains acquisition, investment and sharing opportunities with private investment groups and institutions.

Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado and has served as a member of the following American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member, AICPA Tax Exempt Organizations Committee, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), Continuing Professional Education Curriculum and Standards, Committee, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, Management Task Force Committee, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, Donor Option Eligibility Committee, United Way, American Society of Association Executives; Colorado Society of Association Executives; Finance Committee Chairman, United Way and Treasurer, Mile High United Way. He resides in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and extended family.

April Wilson, Director of Operations:

April Wilson serves as Director of Operations of Crescent Capital Holdings, LLC. April has nearly 20 years of mortgage and real estate experience and over her career has gained exceptional knowledge working as a Mortgage Loan Processor for several well-known banks in Colorado. She has also worked as a Loan Servicing Specialist for a private Colorado residential and commercial real estate investment firm prior to joining the Crescent Capital family.

April is well-respected, not only for her unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards but for being an honest, hard-working mother and grandmother who does absolutely everything in her power to ensure our success for Crescent and its partners. April, thanks to her exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business from the foundation of April’s career. To ensure efficient, complete operations, April’s network of associates have been carefully selected from the very finest real estate agents and contractors in the business to form a close-knit “family” offering seamless enhancement and investment management.

David Kinney, Chief Financial Officer:

David Kinney serves as the Chief Financial Officer in 2018. As CFO, he is responsible for accounting, tax planning and reporting, and capital offerings for all Crescent transactions and investments, as well as those of affiliate companies sharing common ownership with Crescent. David has more than 25 years of experience in the accounting and finance field, including industries as diverse as real estate development, construction, manufacturing, retail, wholesale distribution, and property management.

Most recently, he served Unique Properties as Chief Financial Officer from 2016-2018. As CFO, he was responsible for day-to-day accounting functions, tax planning and reporting, and technical accounting support for all Unique transactions and investments.

Prior to that, he was the CEO and owner of an Aurora based property Management Company, which he and his wife started in the basement of their home over a decade ago. Having sold the business in 2015, after more than a decade, he now provides the leadership, finance, and accounting skills learned over the course of his career for the benefit of Crescent’s talented team of employees, investors, and partners. David received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bob Jones University.