Alex Sparhawk, Esq.

Director of Acquisitions & Development

Alex joined DL3 in 2015 and is currently overseeing in excess of $150 million of DL3 Realty’s strategic commercial investments, which are designed to revitalize underserved urban communities and provide economic opportunities for local residents and legacy businesses.

Alex has been integral to many of DL3’s award winning projects including the Chicago Neighborhood Development award in 2020 for the first full-service grocery store in the Woodlawn in over 40 years and recently has been working with Federally Qualified Health Centers to bring new services to “Medically Underserved Areas.”  Alex has successfully negotiated over 400,000 square feet of lease space, including Fortune 500 companies such as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Customer Care Center in Morgan Park and the Discover Financial Services Call Center in Chatham. Prior to this, Alex worked with Full Circle Communities to bring quality affordable housing to neighborhoods of need including the development of a 32-unit Senior housing building in Avondale.  

Alex earned his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University and his Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs and Urban Planning from San Diego State University where he was a former collegiate volleyball athlete. Alex is a supporter of MetroSquash, a youth empowerment organization in Chicago