Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts a new class into its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Today, we look at the success of one of these new inductees, Alfredo Gutierrez, president of SparrowHawk Real Estate Strategists in Houston, Texas. Alfredo Gutierrez founded SparrowHawk Real Estate Strategist in 2011 to provide preservation of its investment partners’ capital through the purchase of properties with proven occupancy and immediate yield. In addition to the financial aspects of SparrowHawk itself, Gutierrez is also responsible for all of the company’s joint ventures, leasing and property acquisitions and dispositions. Gutierrez has spearheaded the development, management and acquisition of commercial real estate properties valued in excess of $1 billion throughout the country. He has expanded and streamlined relationships with tenants, brokers and investors across all sectors of the commercial real estate market. After 35 years in the industry, he most enjoys the art of structuring deals that are beneficial to all parties. Gutierrez finds developing solutions for difficult or challenging situations to be both professionally and mentally rewarding. “I’ve always treated people with respect and honesty, which had enabled me to build strong relationships in the industry,” said Gutierrez. “People can trust my word and know that I will not re-trade a deal.” In 2016, SparrowHawk won Best Industrial Transaction for the renovation of an existing warehouse and 100,000-square-foot expansion that was leased to Coca Cola Bottling Company and ultimately sold for $21.3 million. Gutierrez is a visiting speaker at his alma mater, Texas A&M Mays Business School’s Master of Real Estate program and serves on its Advisory Board. Additionally, he is a sought-after speaker and has presented at the Global Institutional Real Estate Investors Forum, St. Louis Commercial Real Estate Summit and NAI Leadership Conference. A long-time supporter of the SIOR Foundation and SIOR Foundation Scholarship Program, Gutierrez has also been an avid supporter of The Women’s Home for 25 years, supporting its mission to provide residential treatment and transitional housing for women and their families who suffer from addiction and mental health issues. He is also a supporter of The Parish School, which educates children with communication delays and learning differences.