Darnell Williams

Senior Director of Asset Management

Darnell Williams is responsible for all Asset Management functions for Eden’s 10,000 affordable housing units under ownership and management worth nearly $2 Billion. His team of 12 staff is responsible for portfolio oversight and external reporting, capital and reserve planning, limited partner buyouts, loan refinancing, and green/solar portfolio initiatives including whole building systems sustainability.

Darnell is also 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) and Housing California, among others.

Darnell has 12 years of direct Asset Management experience in affordable and market-rate housing with non-profit and for-profit organizations. He joined Eden in 2018 after working in asset management positions with MidPen Housing and The Bascom Group. After leading Eden’s team for two years, he was promoted to Senior Director of Asset Management in 2020.

Under Darnell’s leadership, his team created a new method of risk rating Eden’s portfolio to focus the work to be most impactful for Eden, its properties, and residents. The department has refined the property budgeting process to improve tools for property teams and centralized data entry. He also applies an equity lens across all of his department’s work, including a commitment to equity in rent policies—and has developed a new, more equitable, burden-based rent increase policy for Eden.

Darnell Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in Justice Systems and Business Administration from Truman State University and is a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP).

Darnell Williams