Guardian was established to capitalize on a unique set of conditions in the US housing market via the acquisition of newly-constructed single-family homes for investment purposes. We employ a dual-pronged strategy to maximize returns, diversify the portfolio, and minimize risk.

1) Model Home Sale Leaseback

Geography: National

For builders looking to increase liquidity and move model inventory off of their books, Guardian offers a flexible model home sale-leaseback platform that is available across the nation.

  • Min. Portfolio Value: $1,000,000

  • Price Range Per Home: $150,000 to $1,000,000

  • Purchase Price: 90% to 92% of Appraised Value

  • Lease Type: NNN

  • Cap Rate: 9% to 10%

  • Terms: 1 to 5 Years

2) Built-to-Rent

Geography: Midwest, South, Southeast, Northeast

For builders looking to increase their sales volume and drive revenue growth through new verticals, Guardian purchases properties as long-term rentals in a variety of markets throughout the US. We are able to purchase existing inventory, entire phases or entire communities. We also purchase finished lots from developers. Our build-to-rent platform, branded as Lafayette Communities, is a partnership with Lafayette Real Estate, one of the 15 largest SFR operators in the nation.

  • Typical Product: SFR Detached; Townhomes

  • Typical Unit Size: 1,000 to 2,000 SF

  • Typical Bed/Bath: 2/2 to 4/3

  • Min. Number of Homes: 15

  • Entire Subdivision: Yes

  • Avg. Absorption: 6 to 10 Homes/Month

Market Selection

Where we invest is just as important as what we invest in. Utilizing the management team's background in economic data and real estate analytics, Guardian takes an academic approach to investing in markets with solid fundamentals and strong probabilities for future growth. We mitigate risk and strive for outsized returns by analyzing economic, demographic, and housing market trends down to the block level and layer our proprietary algorithms onto some of the largest data sets available in our sector.