Friedman Real Estate's Guardian Alarm Long-term Lease Wins CoStar's 2024 Impact Award

Posted on April 18, 2024

Farmington Hills, MI – (April 18, 2024) Friedman Real Estate, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, was given Costar Group’s Lease of The Year award for the consolidation and relocation of Guardian Alarm’s new Michigan HQ. Friedman facilitated the consolidation and relocation of Guardian Alarm’s former headquarters to a new 37,111 SF office space at 26711 Northwestern Highway in Southfield, Michigan. In early 2023, Friedman sold Guardian Alarm’s 66,000 SF former office buildings at the intersection of 8 Mile Road and the Southfield Freeway. Guardian Alarm utilized Premier Construction and Design services to create their new space for today’s modern workforce. Friedman Vice President Dan Verderbar completed the sale, relocation, and new lease for Guardian Alarm.

“We have a great team enjoying a more open and updated workspace,” said Brent Uhl, Guardian Alarm President and CEO. This move has allowed us to better serve our employees and customers with a modern and spacious environment as we continue our commitment to being a leading provider of security solutions. Friedman has been a great partner in helping us find our new headquarters, and we’re grateful for their support.”

Photo left to right back row: Dan Verderbar, Vice President – Brokerage Services (Friedman), Matthew Mowat, Vice President of Marketing (Guardian Alarm), Brent Uhl, President & CEO (Guardian Alarm), John Pender, Vice President of Information Technology (Guardian Alarm), Vince Licari, Sales Executive, CRE/CE (CoStar), Darren Brown, Vice President of Finance (Guardian Alarm)

Sitting: Laura Nestor, Director of Marketing & Communications (Friedman)
Jennifer James, Vice President, People & Culture (Guardian Alarm)