Opening the doors of Sands Investment Group during the global financial crisis in 2010, Chris Sands has thrived in the face of hard times from the very beginning. He stays committed to investing for success well into the future by focusing on relationships built by win-win deals, collaboration and transparency. In 2020, through its founder’s leadership, SIG doubled in size—gaining recognition as one of Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.
March 12, 2021 – By Chris Sands: Throughout 2020, commercial real estate demonstrated its stability and value despite a wide range of unanticipated challenges. While we can generally understand the market within a 10-year timeframe that includes adapting to market corrections, the global Covid-19 pandemic created a more significant challenge than we’ve seen before in terms of our ability to predict investors’ outcomes.
South Carolina-based Sands Investment Group (SIG) is building momentum in 2021 after tallying up a remarkable end to an unpredictable 2020, closing 49 deals in December totaling over $125 million with an additional 30-plus closings in January totaling $63,405,556. Read more
Despite the challenges we’ve seen this year, 2020 has been very inspiring and eye opening in terms of demonstrating the stability of commercial real estate through shifting times. Generally, we are privy to understanding the market within a 10-year timeframe that includes adapting to market corrections—however, with the last global pandemic taking place nearly 100 years ago and an industry shift that wasn’t brought on by a market correction, it was a greater challenge than ever to anticipate and predict the outcome for investors. Read more
The 11th annual InterFace Net Lease conference will take place as a virtual event on December 3-4, 2020. Read more
Ryan Passe, VP of Operations at Sands Investment Group (SIG), talks commercial real estate and how to distill big data into tangible, useful metrics to drive business decisions. Read more
Over the course of the past year, our team at SIG has been developing an online training and onboarding process. With brokers spread across the country, we had already made virtual training and onboarding a priority for 2020. When the realities of COVID-19 set in, that priority quickly became a necessity. We went from a 0% to a 100% remote workforce in 5 days. That kind of upheaval can easily sink a company, however because of the work we’ve done and the base we’ve built, we were prepared to not only survive but thrive. Read more
SIG is a proud sponsor of the 18th GlobeSt. Net Lease Conference, which will be held virtually on September 17. Read more
Sands Investment Group Earns Recognition For Excellence in Leadership and Dynamic Growth!
Sands Investment Group (SIG) announced today its placement on the prestigious annual Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. The independent American business magazine provides insight into the dynamic success of small businesses in the US economy. Read more
August 6, 2020: By Andrew Ackerman – The triple net investment market has seen a two-fold shift amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In late March, we saw a pause as investors took time to digest rapid changes in the global economy before making forward-thinking investment decisions. However, on the other hand, demand for NNN assets has been steady despite economic turmoil. Read more
Santa Monica, CA (June 9, 2020)—Sands Investment Group (SIG) is pleased to announce that Chris Naylon has been hired to fill the role of Sales Manager in their Santa Monica office. This role will focus on coaching, supporting, and recruiting brokers as SIG expands their California presence and continues to grow their team. Read more
Named Rookie of the Year for 2004 at Marcus & Millichap, Chris Sands launched his own business in 2010. His vision for Sands Investment Group was to establish a highly-specialized and knowledgeable company able to provide buyers and sellers of net leased properties with a level of service unprecedented in the industry. To this endeavor, the former professional tennis player applied the drive and termination that enabled him to compete at the highest level of his sport. Read more
April 7, 2020: When we formed SIG over 10 years ago, we knew that we wanted to build a different kind of brokerage company. One founded on collaboration and contribution. SIGives was born from this and because of you, our loyal client base, we’ve had the privilege of being able to donate more than $1.7M to both global and local charities such as Special Olympics, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, International Rescue Committee, Charity:Water and many others. Read more
Connect Media chose 90 inspirational women who play important roles in our industry—because of their talent, drive, leadership and fresh ideas. They selected these winners from more than 400 nominations sent in by their readers from all parts of the country and from all sectors of the commercial real estate industry — from investment and leasing to development, management and finance. Read more
Durham, NC (September 18, 2019) – Sands Investment Group announced closing on a 67,413 square foot office / industrial flex facility leased and operated by Almac Group Limited in Durham, NC since 2008. This property is strategically located in Durham, which is known as “The City of Medicine” and is home to more than 300 medical and pharmaceutical research companies. Read more
Philadelphia, PA (September 11, 2019) — Sands Investment Group (SIG) is pleased to announce that Thomas Gorman has joined the firm as managing director of the new Philadelphia office slated to open in October 2019. Read more
The leader in the firm’s Atlanta office tells the next generation to remember that you are never as smart as you think you are when the market is great and you are never as bad as you think you are when the market is terrible. Read more
Chris Sands, founder of Sands Investment Group, charts the changing nature of retailers and how some of the larger footprint concepts are adapting to e-commerce trends. Read more