Darnell Williams

Darnell Williams
VP – Asset Management
Eden Housing

As Senior Vice President of Property Operations, Darnell Williams is responsible for directing the operational activities of Eden Housing, Inc’s affiliates – Eden Housing Management Inc. (EHMI) and Eden Housing Resident Services, Inc. (EHRSI). He is responsible for ensuring that properties developed by Eden Housing remain fiscally sound, affordable, and well- maintained while offering a comprehensive resident services component. Darnell works closely in partnership with Eden Housing’s Executive Team in formulating and administering the organization’s polices, goals, and objectives.

Prior to transitioning to this role, Darnell served as Vice President of Asset Management for Eden Housing and for nearly five years he was responsible for the daily oversight of the Asset Management team, which oversees Eden’s portfolio of assets totaling $2 billion with combined annual operating revenue of more than $175 million. His team was responsible for
all Asset Management functions including portfolio oversight to ensure financial sustainability, regulatory compliance, external reporting, capital & reserve planning, limited partner buyouts, refinances, and green/solar portfolio initiatives. He managed various relationships with Eden’s stakeholders, agency partners, investors, and the greater financial community.

Darnell has several years of multi-family housing experience from various roles and capacities in affordable and market rate housing with non-profit and for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Eden, Darnell held various Asset Management roles – most recently with The Bascom Group where he led the execution of value-add business plans for a portfolio of multifamily communities. Previously, he worked for MidPen Housing and EPMI (A.F. Evans management company) where he progressively gained knowledge and experience in real estate finance and portfolio oversight.

Darnell is a leader in the California affordable housing sector and is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences and events, including Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) Housing California and CHAM, among others.

In addition to serving as a member of Eden Housing’s Executive Team, Darnell serves on various property Board of Directors for Eden and external organizations. He received his degree in Justice Systems and Business Administration from Truman State University.