Christopher E. Coates, Acquisition Manager of Guardian Properties created a name for himself after joining a land brokerage firm in 2006. His first transaction came as the result repositioning a townhouse site into an apartment development project. This concept led him to create an approach that consistently delivered high returns for his clients. By 2008, he was the top producer in his office and a known quantity in the South Florida MSA. In 2010, he opened up a multifamily division and transitioned into income properties leveraging relationships he had built through these sales.