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.

Since 2002 the company has acquired, developed and owned 10,000 housing units in 4 states. Presently, the company has ownership of 40 properties consisting of 3,500 units. The company’s management portfolio consists of 120 properties.