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About Us

Our Story

50 years ago Joyce and Phil Samaroo moved to NYC with 3 children and a dream for a better future. Immigrants from Guyana South America, they knew it would be a challenging transition going from a 500 acre farm to a 3 bedroom walk up in the Bronx. But hard work and determination was never a problem for this power couple. They made smart decisions and quickly realized that real estate was the key to building a future for their children and grand children. So each day as they sent the kids off to school Phil and Joyce took the train to NYU where they would learn everything they could about buying and selling real estate. In September of 1982 the Samaroo’s purchased their first building, an 8 unit apt building in the Bronx that they renovated themselves.

Fast forward, they now own 10 buildings throughout Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Phil still goes to the office several times a week but has handed off most of the day to day business to his oldest daughter Deirdra and his son Keith. Deirdra heads up the NY division and 6 years ago, Keith dropped off his youngest son Cole at Vanderbilt University in Nashville (on a full ROTC scholarship) and fell in love with the south. Trips to Nashville were becoming more and more frequent as Keith’s oldest son Julian had also moved to Nashville( he now works for MIT labs). And just as quickly as Phil and Joyce had realized NYC was their new home and financial future, Keith realized that Nashville would be the next step in the Samaroo family’s journey.

Nashville is hot! Hot chicken, hot music scene, hot summers and an even hotter real estate market! Keith put his feelers out and realized everyone was coming to Nashville! Finding property was not going to be easy, but he quickly zoned in on Madison because of the value presented and the need for work force housing. Keith wanted to bring his institutional knowledge from working in the Burroughs of NYC to Nashville; incorporating sustainability and new urbanism-a guideline design philosophy to enhance intergenerational housing and pedestrian friendly neighborhoods. Keith is proud to feature his premiere project in Madison -Creative Way Village. Iconically and respectfully reminiscent of childhood memories of villages in and around NYC. The village design is fashioned after the famous brownstone neighborhoods that still exist today in NYC and Brooklyn. CWV is 35 townhomes, two apartment buildings and 10,000 sq ft of retail space-all made of sturdy brick with front stoops, balconies and common areas for connecting; a pool, dog park and mediation gardens round out some of the featured amenities.

With other exciting property investments on the horizon, Samaroo Group is excited for future developments in and around Nashville.