GUARDIAN MANAGEMENT TO ACQUIRE ATHERTON-NEWPORT ASSETS
PORTLAND, ORE. — Guardian Management LLC has signed preliminary agreements to acquire the real estate portfolio of Orange County, Calif.-based Atherton-Newport Investments, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2008. The assets include more than 4,000 apartment units located in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle and Miami. Guardian plans to acquire the assets through the implementation of its first strategic investment fund, which was utilized to acquire the Southern California and Arizona offices of Sperry Van Ness. Pacific Northwest-based Avalon Holdings initiated and structured the transaction.