With Record Growth, Notable Real Estate Deals and Four Racing Championships, the Outlook for Guardian Commercial Realty Continues Upward

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Experts agree that office vacancy rates will continue to decline through 2015 and the lack of available space will result in higher rents and fewer concessions to tenants. Guardian’s tenant representation expertise will become vital to companies with expiring leases.

I have worked closely with Robert on more than 200 lease transactions over the past few years. No matter how big or small the transaction, he is always finding ways to reduce our risk and occupancy costs...
Earl Durham
Prospect Mortgage

In the wake of the great real estate bust, a number of commercial real estate executives continue to struggle with the real estate market and hoping to make a comeback. Few have been more aggressive than Robert Chavez- a four-time motorcycle racing champion title holder and President and CEO of Guardian Commercial Realty. With just eight years after having founded Guardian, he is already part of a small fraternity of nationally recognized power-brokers. Guardian is a niche player in the commercial real estate market that has experienced triple-digit growth in the past few years. Guardian represents tenants only– not landlords- which leads one to wonder what business formula he is using to achieve such growth in the real estate industry.

Guardian has completed millions of square feet of leases on behalf of companies throughout the Country. Over 300 leases have been completed on behalf of Private Equity portfolio companies achieving occupancy costs reductions in excess of $20 million over the past few years. Samples of his notable transactions include:

•Time Warner- completing the 50,000 square foot CNN lease restructure in Hollywood just months after forming Guardian

•Private Equity - Guardian has negotiated more than 300 leases over the past two (2) years on behalf of Private Equity portfolio companies, reducing occupancy costs by more than $20 million

•University of Phoenix -completing in excess of 400,000 square feet of leases in 2011 alone

“Robert truly goes beyond the typical brokerage negotiations. He is notorious for aggressively protecting his clients’ interests and saves them enormous amounts of money and time,” says John Brumlik, a Partner at KPMG and formerly a Director at Private Equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in Beverly Hills.

As if Chavez' business life were not exhilarating enough, he also races motorcycles at the professional level, often exceeding speeds of 175 mph. He won four racing championships in 2011. Racing at these speeds requires focus, tenacity, intensity and aggressiveness – the same ideals he uses when representing clients. No newcomer to the business, Chavez has been a leader in the real estate industry from more than 25 years. In 1998, football Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach hired Chavez as his President and CEO in order to help grow Staubach’s Los Angeles presence. Complimenting Chavez’ real estate experience is his legal training - he also attended Loyola Law School in the 1980’s enhancing his ability to dig deep into a lease and advise his clients of unfavorable provisions before a lease is signed.

About Guardian Commercial Realty

Guardian Commercial Realty is a real estate advisory firm headquartered in Los Angeles which limits its practice to representing companies seeking to lease or purchase commercial property for their own use. Guardian is committed to reducing real estate costs and risk, while also providing due diligence on behalf of its clients – the Tenant. This commitment to safeguarding tenants' interests absent the conflicting interests so prevalent in the commercial real estate industry consistently yields savings in excess of 15%, often times much more. Guardian serves clients nationally and internationally through its affiliation with International Tenant Representative Alliance (ITRA). Guardian Commercial Realty can be reached at (877) 795-8080. More information may be obtained at http://www.GuardianUSA.net.

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Mina Trujillo
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