Northwood Ravin was formed in 2011 by Northwood Investors and Ravin Partners LLC. Northwood Investors is a privately-held real estate investment advisor that was founded in 2006 by John Z. Kukral, the former President and CEO of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. Ravin Partners was formed by David Ravin from the former Residential division of Crosland LLC, one of the most prominent, diversified real estate companies in the Southeast and recognized as a leading community builder.
From these beginnings, Northwood Ravin has built itself into one of the leading multifamily development, construction and management firms, blending the agility of a small business with a long legacy of success from our history at Crosland. We aim to build and manage apartment communities that create a new standard for luxury apartment living, and we are pleased to be able to say that many of our communities have been recognized with notable awards from the Triangle Business Journal, NAHB, Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and more.
We are proud of the legacy we’re establishing as Northwood Ravin, and as rewarding as our history has been, it’s the future we are the most excited about.