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Lisa Beckman



Founding member of SparrowHawk team

Guides and executes acquisition strategies

Prior experience includes tenures in residential real estate and banking

Behind every successful entrepreneurial company are consummate professionals. At SparrowHawk, founded 10 years ago by Alfredo Gutierrez, such an individual is VP Lisa Beckman. She is the firm’s proverbial right-hand: a nimble, creative, intensely driven, no-nonsense professional.  

SparrowHawk, a merchant investor in industrial real estate assets across the country, has amassed a portfolio of 34 properties totaling 5,831,796 million square feet of space in markets that include Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Louisville and Greensboro/Winston-Salem. Across the portfolio, SparrowHawk leases space to tenants ranging in size from 18,000 to 600,000 square feet. The historical occupancy of the SparrowHawk portfolio ranges between 95% and 100%. 

Beckman is a founding member of SparrowHawk, working alongside Gutierrez for 20 years. During that time—including the 10-plus years since SparrowHawk was founded—Beckman has worked collaboratively and tirelessly to guide and execute strategies behind the acquisition of more than $1 billion of industrial properties, as well as the management, value creation and disposition of portfolios that exceed $2.6 billion. She fully embraces SparrowHawk’s hands-on approach, with tenants, property managers and various other outside vendors—anyone and everyone who plays a role in the success of each building in SparrowHawk’s expansive portfolio.  

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Beckman as one of the Texas 2021 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others. 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).