About Us

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Why Choose Us

Our experience and expertise set us apart from our competitors and create superior returns for our investor clients. We apply rigorous analysis and research to discover exceptional worth. Moreover, our firm also excels in delivering a value-based approach to real estate investment by combining our strategic relationships with our clients.


We are strict and disciplined, which differentiates us from other firms. In addition, we focus on  win-win solution and as such co-invest alongside our clients. We buy distressed properties for value and equity. Our team then decides if we hold the properties in the long run or sell them right away

Meet Our Co-Founders

Abbas Elegba

Abbas Elegba is the managing partner of Darden Capital Residential LLC. He is responsible for the overall vision and strategy, for the firm. He is also a Vice-President in Deutsche Banks Investment banking group based in New York

Abbas is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point class of 2006. He took Bachelor of Science in Engineering and earned his master of business administration (MBA) in 2013 at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

He served five years on active duty as an engineer officer in the United States Army before putting up our firm. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 where he spent 12 months conducting combat operations against insurgent forces. His achievement and heroic service allowed him to gain the Bronze Star Medal. In 2011, he left active duty with the rank of Captain.

Sung Shin

Sung Shin is a member of Houlihan Lokey’s investment banking group and has more than 10 years of experience in providing financial services. Moreover, he is equipped with skills and knowledge in dealing with derivative trading, merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory firm, and public and private equity or debt transactions. 

Sung Shin took Bachelor of Science in Finance at the Baruch College. He also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Darden School of Business at University of Virginia.

Additionally, he worked for UBS. He has experience in financial institutions, which include banks, insurance, financial technology, and specialty finance.