Since acquiring the firm in 2001 and as a third generation leader, Tom Brenneke has rapidly expanded Guardian’s business operations. Recognizing the limitations inherent in a single focus on third party fee management of multifamily properties, he has successfully grown the company into a vertically-integrated real estate firm including development, investments and property management. Today, Guardian continues to thrive as a regional leader in multifamily development and property management with a diverse portfolio comprised of creative and industry leading concepts.
Downtown Portland’s newest contemporary building, Park Avenue West, now serves as Guardian’s corporate headquarters where the company has nearly 900 units currently under construction, has produced and/or preserved over 2,000 affordable housing units and currently manages over 180 properties consisting of nearly 10,000 multifamily units. The company has ownership of 38 properties with approximately 3,500 units.