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Oscar C. Hernandez

TREC# 497079

Oscar C. Hernandez

Founder - Senior Advisor

Oscar Hernandez, founder of The Advisory Real Estate + Development, has been a Houston real estate leader since 2002. His local expertise, Wall Street background, and client-first approach make him a trusted advisor to buyers, sellers, and investors, most of whom will never work with anyone else. Oscar has closed more than $200 million in transactions and earned numerous industry accolades and designations, although he prefers to measure success through the satisfaction of his clients. Guided by a desire to help and serve others, he provides exceptional, personalized representation that surpasses the agent role, making him an integral member of each client’s professional services team. 

A Houston native, Oscar graduated from the prestigious Rice University with a bachelor’s degree in economics before heading to Wall Street, where he had an eight-year career as an equity research analyst focused on the oil and gas industry. He entered the real estate industry after he’d moved back to Houston, when a former colleague sought his advice on the purchase of four Inner Loop properties. Oscar was the point person during the life of his friend’s investment, assisting with occupancy, improvements, and eventually, divestment. 

In many ways, Oscar's background as a financial analyst defines his approach to real estate. He views every purchase and sale through an investment lens with his eye on the exit strategy, using short- and long-term trend analyses to determine a property’s value and game theory — alongside an in-depth market knowledge that’s almost intuitive — to guide his clients through negotiations. But Oscar is also known for his creative marketing strategies and events. A better word for an Advisory open house is “soiree,” and he has been using video for more than a decade. 

Oscar focuses primarily on helping people take advantage of Houston’s luxury market but believes in providing a luxury experience at every price point. He tailors his even-keeled communication style according to his clients’ preferences, providing information that is as thorough or concise as they wish. Not only is Oscar’s returning client-roster composed of busy professionals who are experts in their respective fields, he’s the expert that top Houston-area agents call when a property won’t sell. He embraces the challenges these properties present and speaks candidly about what selling them will entail. 

Oscar firmly believes that “How we choose to live and impact the lives of others will define us.” Professionally, this translates to his dedication to his clients and full-time availability. Personally, it’s reflected in his volunteer efforts. He is passionate about shaping the future of Houston, which he does through his work with Scenic Houston, an organization that beautifies, connects, and improves Houston neighborhoods, and The Beacon, a local nonprofit that provides counseling, housing, and other civil services to bring Houston’s unhoused back into the community.

When not with clients or giving back, you’ll find Oscar scouring the city for good food and wine, keeping up with the latest events and openings around town, and enjoying the active lifestyle of The First Ward, where he lives and plays.

Awards + Certifications 

Licensed broker  
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Million Dollar Guild
Certified Negotiation Expert
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Accredited Seller Representative (ASR®)
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®)
Martha Turner Sotheby’s Circle of Excellence

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