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

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, GlobeSt.com 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

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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SIG 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

Join SIG in Dallas for the ICSC TX Conf & Deal Making

Held annually these deal making events are a great opportunity for owners, developers, retailers, brokers, lenders, municipalities, property asset managers and product and service providers to gather under one roof to exhibit, make deals and form successful business partnerships. 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, GlobeSt.com 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

SIG Handles $7.2 Million Sale of 7-Eleven Shell in CO

Santa Monica, CA (August 25, 2015)Sands Investment Group has announced the sale of a 100 percent-occupied, triple net 7-Eleven and Shell Gas Station along with a planned Dunkin Donuts located in the premier gateway town of Silverthorne, CO. The $7,250,000 million transaction marked a significantly high price per square foot, at $1,500 psf, for this type of asset and in this region, reflecting the quality brand names and unique location desirability factors of the asset. Read more

Scarce Investing Alternatives Drive Niche Markets

LOS ANGELES — A scarcity of safe and consistent lending alternatives may be behind the high demand for net lease product, according to Chris Sands, the founder of Sands Investment Group. Sands’ company focuses on the net lease market, and has been aggressively expanding in response to the heightened demand nationwide. Read more