We’re a commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in the buying and selling of investment properties for private investors and institutions across the United States.

That’s what we do. Who we are is much more than that.

We’re a firm that was founded on doing the right thing. If a deal or transaction isn’t in the best interest of our client, we don’t do it.
We believe honesty really is the best policy.
We believe in giving back. There’s a big world outside of the real estate bubble and we know that with success comes responsibility. It’s because of this, that we feel it’s important to donate a percentage of our revenue to organizations that work to improve the lives of others. It’s the least we can do.
We believe in working together to get the job done. We’re a tight-knit company that works in a cooperative environment to reach the end-goal.
We believe in changing lives. Our clients trust us to help them make decisions that impact legacies and future generations. We don’t take that lightly.
We believe that our focus on client-first service coupled with our experience, proprietary systems and market knowledge, makes us the best choice for net lease investment needs. Hands down.

SIG - A Look Back

  • 2020

    Best In Class

    SIG Named to Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies
    Receive CoStar Power Broker Award for Top Broker and Top Sales Firm
    Receive Real Estate Forum Influencers in Net Lease Award
    Receive Top Broker Award from Connect Media

  • November 2019


    Liz Sands Named Among Connect Media's 2019 Annual Women in Real Estate

  • September 2019

    SIG Expands

    Tom Gorman, formerly of CBRE comes on board to lead the new SIG Philadelphia office

  • March 2019

    SIG Expands

    Amar Goli, formerly of CBRE comes on board to lead the new SIG Charlotte office

  • 2018

    Best In Class

    17 New Brokers Join the Firm
    Achieve Glassdoor Rating of 4.8 (out of 5)
    Receive CoStar Power Broker Award for Top Sales Firm
    SIG Named the Fastest Growing Company in South Carolina
    Receive Top Broker Award from National Real Estate Investor (NREI)

  • 2017


    Real Estate Forum Names SIG to Its List of Commercial Real Estate’s Fastest-Growing Companies for the 2nd Consecutive Year
    Sands Investment Group Receives CoStar Power Broker Award for Top Sales Firm
    Sands Investment Group Plans for Major Expansion; Firm to Double Agent Count in 2017
    Sands Investment Group Ranked the 2nd Fastest Growing Company in South Carolina

  • 2016


    RE Forum names SIG among the fastest growing commercial real estate firms.
    CPE chose Chris Sands as one of the top ten 40-and-under stars to watch for in 2016.
    SIG celebrates 900 closed transactions

  • Jan 2015

    National Presence

    SIG becomes the nations fastest growing net lease company with 4 offices and 28 agents nationwide. A leader in the net lease space with over 625 transactions and $2.15 billion in sales in 45 states across the country

  • July 2014

    SIG Expands to Southeast

    Andrew Ackerman, formerly of Stan Johnson Company comes on board to lead the new SIG Atlanta office

  • April 2014

    Ongoing Growth

    Max Freedman, one of SIG's original agents, opens the SIG Austin, TX office

  • January 2014

    Delivering Results

    SIG celebrates 500 closed transactions

  • April 2013

    Eastcoast Hub Est.

    Eager to be able to service clients in other parts of the country, Chris and his family move to Charleston, SC and SIG Charleston is formed

  • 2013

    Continued Expansion

    Expands to focus on medical-office and industrial sectors

  • December 2012


    $1 billion in closed transactions with an agent count up to 10

  • January 2012

    Results Speak for Themselves

    SIG closes VONS Grocery at 2.5% CAP in Santa Monica, CA, putting the company on the map as a leader in the net lease space

  • 2011

    Cutting Edge Platform

    As agents continue to join the team, SIG introduces product-type sub-sector specialization whereby agents become true specialists in their selected product-type, further adding value to SIG's client base

  • 2010

    Steady Growth

    SIG closes $100,000,000 in sales and ends the year with 5 agents

  • December 2009

    SIG Formed

    SIG Headquarters opens in Santa Monica, CA with 2 agents

  • 2009

    Breaking away from the Pack

    Realizing a unique space for the net lease market on a national scale, breaks away from Marcus & Millichap to form SIG

  • 2008

    Rising in the Ranks

    Achieves Vice President of Investments at Marcus & Millichap, ranking among the top 20 brokers in the country

  • 2006

    Gaining Experience

    Chris forms Sands Investment Group of Marcus & Millichap - focusing on shopping centers and single tenant net lease properties in California

  • 2004

    Career Beginnings

    Chris joins Marcus & Millichap - receives rookie of the year award

  • 2003

    Pro Tennis Retirement

    Chris retires from the ATP professional tennis tour

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