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 produced and/or preserved over 2,000 affordable housing units and currently manages over 120 properties consisting of nearly 8,000 multifamily units. The company has ownership of 38 properties with approximately 3,500 units.