Year: 2014

Guardian Team members in the Portland Metro Area attended Multifamily NW’s Spectrum Educational Conference and Trade Show on September 18th. This annual event attracts over 1200 landlords, property managers, leasing agents, maintenance professionals, investors and owners. Spectrum is a great event for our staff to get valuable training, face time with vendors, and an opportunity… read more »

We are so excited to share the 14 Guardian nominees for this year’s WMFHA Emerald Awards! These communities and team members have shown outstanding commitment to going above and beyond in making their community a great place to live.Thank you for representing Guardian so well, and congratulations on your nomination! Brandenwood Bellevue, WACommunity of the… read more »

Congratulations to the following individuals who earned a secret shop score of 95.5% or above between July and September! Thank you for your dedication to providing an outstanding experience for all prospective residents. We appreciate your hard work! Julie Mallonee Sunpointe Apartments Vancouver, WA Elora Dhavine Oakmont Apartments Tigard, OR Christine Herb Mountain Knolls Apartments… read more »

A Message from Tom Today I want to address an important subject for everyone – your health. Yes, a very personal matter but one that is essential to all of us. In the past years, you have helped our organization grow and flourish through your hard work, dedication and discipline. Guardian is a healthy company… read more »

The apartment market has shown no signs of slowing down this fall. Civitas Development, a local Portland developer, hired Guardian Management to lease up Corso, a brand new 46-unit apartment building in Portland’s NE Overlook Neighborhood. The property opened in mid August and was stablized by the end of September. “The demand for housing in… read more »

The annual Guardian Resident Survey responses have been reviewed and tabulated, and we want to recognize some outstanding communities who achieved noteworthy scores on this year’s survey! Congratulations to all, keep up the great work! How’s this for bragging rights: Guardian communities achieved an overall “superior rating” for our office and maintenance staff professionalism and response… read more »

Guardian manages a large portfolio of apartment communities spanning the Oregon Coast from Astoria to Brookings. These apartment communities recently got a “photo facelift” and now have some beautiful new photography to share! Check out the before and after pics of our lovely communities along Oregon’s rocky coastline.

When you’re hot, you’re hot. The Addy Apartments, a 104 unit building located on NW 18th & Northrup in Portland, opened at the end of February this year and is 100% leased just four months later achieving rents from $2.42 – $3.07 per square foot! (averaging $2.69 per foot) The Addy had a few advantages… read more »

Each quarter we honor our Top Shop award recipients! These outstanding employees achieved a 96.5% or better on at least one shop and earned a $100 bonus. Employees who score 100% earn a $200 bonus and an extra day of paid time off. Please help us congratulate these team members on their accomplishment! Thank you… read more »

Corporate Operations Specialist Leilani Stone and Director of Marketing Meghan Hill man our booth at the Washington AHMA conference in Yakima We are so proud to congratulate three individuals who were honored with awards from the Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) in Oregon and Washington. These Guardian team members are a vital part of our… read more »

Customer Service Month 2014 is at a close! You can continue to celebrate all year long by finding ways big and small to brighten your residents’ days and make their lives a little easier. Check out these awesome photos of this year’s activities for a little inspiration! Thanks for making this month special, Guardian team!… read more »

On Thursday, May 15, Multifamily NW held their annual ACE Awards gala at the Portland Art Museum. Multifamily professionals from across the state of Oregon gathered to honor 98 professionals as some of the best in the business. Guardian was proud to have submitted 13 of those nominations. Even while up against terribly stiff competition,… read more »

Each year Guardian communities celebrate Green Awareness Month, dedicated to educating ourselves and our residents about all the ways we can reduce our impact on the environment. We found that many of our managers were able to make a huge impact in very small ways, like installing energy efficient light bulbs in apartment homes and… read more »

Bridge Meadows is an innovative community designed to bring together three generations to support families adopting children from foster care and an opportunity for elders to have a sense of community and purpose. Located in Portland’s Portsmouth neighborhood, Bridge Meadows offers apartments for residents 55 years and older, gardens and a courtyard for gathering. An Intergenerational… read more »

Housing costs in Washington County are among the highest in Oregon, and an estimated half of the 70,000 renting households in this county live in housing that is unaffordable. This fact alone makes the preservation of 69 affordable apartments at Farmington Meadows a reason to celebrate. Guardian Real Estate Services, in partnership with HUD and… read more »