Tenant Guardian is a boutique commercial real estate services firm focused on tenant representation. We are committed to negotiating the best deals in the marketplace for our clients. Over 25 years of specialized experience in tenant representation ensures that our clients are protected and valued from the very simplest to the most complex lease and sale transactions. We save our clients money regularly by restructuring their current leases, recovering over-billings by landlords and/or leveraging the market to maximize concessions when negotiating leases or purchase and sale contracts on behalf of our clients. Tenant Guardian’s core values have a lasting impact on the transactions we complete, the relationships we foster and the strategies we recommend and pursue on behalf of clients. Our process is based on three principles:
Tenant Guardian was founded in 2013 by John Sabourin. In 1989 John entered the commercial real estate business representing commercial office tenants in the Los Angeles area. As he negotiated leases for clients, he immediately noticed the many different profit centers that landlords inserted into their leases, mostly through egregious operating expense language. At that time a well known landlord in Los Angeles passed through a huge capital improvement to its entire tenant base in one calendar year. Some tenants were devastated. From that point on John made it his mission to protect clients from run away occupancy costs.
As John’s clients grew he had the opportunity to represent them and utilize his process in other locations across the United States and beyond. He joined SIOR to form a network of brokers across the nation to obtain access to the best market information in different locales. John has been highly recruited by and has worked for some of the biggest names in the business including, Colliers, Studley and CBRE.