Chief Executive Officer
Crow Holdings Development
Ken Valach is the Chief Executive Officer of Crow Holdings Development, a leading real estate development company specializing in multifamily, industrial, and office projects across high-opportunity markets in the United States. CHD is a subsidiary of Crow Holdings, a privately owned real estate investment and development firm with 75 years of history and $30 billion in assets under management.
Ken has been with Crow Holdings-affiliated companies since 1989, when he joined Trammell Crow Residential, the multifamily development platform of CHD and served a variety of positions with TCR before assuming the role of CEO in 2009. In 2015, Ken was also named as leader of the industrial development team to help build a national platform for development of speculative and build-to-suit industrial projects. CHD launched an office platform in 2020, which Ken also oversees.
Previously, Ken served as Chief Financial Officer of a private company in Southern California and as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Math, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College, where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. He received a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In addition to his role and responsibilities with CHD, Ken is the Chair of the National Multifamily Housing Council, a Director of Kimble Senior Housing, and Chairman of New Hope Housing, which serves extremely low-income individuals and families. He serves on the board of Coalition for the Homeless and is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Advisory Board, and the Real Estate Roundtable.