Darren began his career in the multi-family industry as a lowly resident assistant at Arizona State University. There he learned important leadership lessons like how to win friends and influence people while pouring their beer down the sink.
In 2007 he joined Verde Apartment Communities as the Vice President of Operations where he created an institutional level management company and brought 5,000 units in house overseeing 13 lease-ups and one acquisition. Prior to Verde he was Regional Director for Firstworthing Companies (now Inland American Communities) and oversaw properties in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas.
During his career Mr. Williams has helped to acquire, build, and manage over two billion dollars in multi-family real estate. His passion remains focused on building the very best teams. Today, Portico manages more than 14,000 units across 60 properties, with focused expansion in the metropolitan areas of Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Nashville, and Phoenix the greater Southwest.
Mr. Williams holds a BS in Political Science from Arizona State University and received his MBA from ASU as well.