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Recognized for our dedication to the environment, Northland Residential Corporation is one of New England’s foremost developers of extraordinary real estate properties, which range from dramatic multi-acre homesites to luxurious townhome communities.

With a 50 year legacy, Northland Residential takes care to preserve and enhance the properties we develop, which may be found in many of New England’s most desirable regions and feature exceptional settings such as waterfront shorelines or landscapes with great natural beauty.

Peter Crabtree, Northland Residential

Peter Crabtree
Senior Vice President of
Development and Acquisitions

MARCH 1, 2023: In memoriam

A Lasting Legacy

It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the unexpected passing of Peter Crabtree, Northland’s Senior Vice President of Development and Acquisitions. As a highly respected real estate professional, revered colleague and essential member of our management team, Peter’s thoughtfulness, intelligence, and enduring smile will be sorely missed.

Peter had more than 40 years of experience in the real estate industry and a wide range of accomplishments. His deep interest in the field led him to MIT, where he attained his Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development. Since joining Northland in 2001, Peter’s responsibilities included identifying acquisition opportunities, site & architectural design, financial & market analysis, due diligence, permitting, development & project management, and fee-for-service consulting activities. Each of the communities that have been developed under Peter’s role as Project Executive has received acclaim from his peers in the industry for their outstanding site planning and architectural design.

In a recent interview Peter shared his lifelong passion for serving his community and outlined his path that landed him on a career helping to build lasting homes and enduring communities.

“I guess, if I went way back in time… Why did I get into real estate development? At the core of it I see housing and food as the needs of humans. Ironically, I grew up on a farm, so for the first part of my life we created the food, and now, in the second part of my life I'm creating shelter, and I just feel it's extremely important to create shelter that resonates with people, makes them feel whole, happy, satisfied.

“More recently, as part of our projects or developments, we've been developing some affordable housing which also resonates with me. Again I grew up in a small town, and my mother was active in creating a small housing development where the seniors in town had a place where they could downsize, and stay within their town where their friends are, where their doctors are, and family is. It stayed with me, and now I feel that's part of what I do, and it feels really good.”

Peter left a legacy that continues in every community and home he helped to build, and with much appreciation and respect, our team—his team—will continue that legacy.


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Recognized for our dedication to the environment, Northland Residential Corporation is a privately owned company which has become one of New England’s premier developers of extraordinary real estate. Northland’s diverse portfolio is comprised of oceanfront and lakefront developments, golf course communities, historic properties, private homes, vacation homes, and condominium communities. For nearly 50 years, Northland has maintained a strong focus in the New England area. Our thorough knowledge and understanding of demographics, economic conditions and trends in residential development are all important factors greatly influencing the quality of our work. In many of our projects, Northland works closely with conservation groups, municipalities and state environmental agencies to maintain extensive open space and protected conservation land.