Are There Honest Brokers?

MARCH 21, 2016, LOS ANGELES – Sands Investment Group set out to make honest brokerage an industry staple, and today, it has a successful culture of community engagement and giving back, reports in this EXCLUSIVE story. Read more

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ICSC: Retail is in a State of Flux

NEW YORK CITY—“Retail is in a state of total disruption.”

That declaration—made by Marie Driscoll, senior analyst at Fung Business Intelligence Centre—provides an underpinning to a number of thoughts and ideas that emerged from the buzz at ICSC’s national deal making conference, held here earlier this week. Read more

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Grocery Rules Single-Tenant NNN

LOS ANGELES—Grocery is the new “buzz word” for single-tenant investors, who are willing to take on the risk of a big box retail space for a grocery tenant, according to Chris Sands, the founder of Sands Investment Group, and Dan Hoogesteger, principal at Sands Investment Group. The firm recently sold four single-tenant grocery stores in two separate transactions that totaled $47 million, has learned exclusively. While the sales show the investor appetite for grocery-occupied single-tenant properties, they also show that sellers are recognizing the market conditions and taking advantage of the good timing. Read more

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New Strategies for Net Lease Investors

Operators, franchisees and firms that own and occupy their real estate are recognizing the current opportunity and are choosing to structure long term leases and sell their underlying real estate.  In particular, the long-term leases are highly desirable in today’s market due to certainty of occupancy and yield for the investor. Overall, the liquidity of these events allows companies to infuse capital back into their business, acquire smaller companies or expand into new locations.” -Chris Sands


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Sands Investment Group Completes $12.2 Million Sale of Carmike Cinema

Austin, TX (October 23, 2015) – Sands Investment Group, (SIG), one of the fastest growing net lease firms in the nation, has announced the completion of a $12.2 million sale of a single-tenant Carmike Cinema in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Sands represented the developer who worked strategically with the firm to sell the building prior to completion of development. Read more


How Would Interest Hikes Impact Net Lease?

IRVINE, CA—An anticipated rise in interest rates will affect all sectors of commercial real estate, and net lease is no exception. In this exclusive discussion with net-lease experts, gets their take on the specific ways the sector could be impacted. Stay tuned for a more in-depth feature in Real Estate Forum on new strategies for net-lease investors.   Read more