2021 Market Outlook: Essential Triple Net Concepts Prove to Be Stable Investments in a Shifting Market

December 29, 2020 – By Chris Sands: 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.

Pre-2020, prices were strong and cap rates were low in the investor market. Buyers were looking to take calculated risks with their investments with their strong buying power. When COVID-19 paused the commercial real estate market, we saw three tiers of buyers emerge: those who took a complete pause, those who fully forged ahead with high-risk investments and those in the majority who took calculated risks on concepts expected to remain stable during the pandemic and beyond.

This time has helped identify and highlight product types that continue to thrive in a shifting market and are based on essential concepts and businesses suited to daily needs, including industrial, medical office, fast food, grocery, gas stations, day cares and automotive locations. We’ve seen a resurgence of investor confidence in these businesses that we expect to continue into 2021.

Many triple net investments are also lending themselves to the need we’re seeing for human interaction: as multi tenant offices, casual dining restaurants and brick-and mortar retail spaces reopen, we’re reminded that although their look and function may change in 2021, they’re used to creating essential culture and synergy between individuals, and product types that lean into people’s desire to connect will continue to thrive in the long term.

While we’re still facing the unknown into the new year with the developments of the pandemic and a new presidential administration, the new year brings a resurgence of inventory in the market. Investors continue to seek out long-term investments with high yield and are taking advantage of attractive lending instruments in a safe and strategic way.

Going into the new year, the fundamentals of real estate still ring true: good locations, good tenants and continued review and enhancement of an investor’s full portfolio. Now more than ever it’s critical to look at your full portfolio in order to identify key opportunities based on market outcomes. By keeping a smart and strategic mindset that aligns with their core principles, investors will have the ability to continually adjust to the changing market and maximize their return in the long term.

Check Out Our Top Triple Net Year End Investment Opportunities.

Chris Sands
310.870.3282
chris@SIGnnn.com

Chris Sands is the Founder and CEO of Sands Investment Group (SIG). SIG is a commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in the buying and selling of investment properties for private investors, developers, tenants, and institutions across the United States. Our industry knowledge, experience and vast network of buyers and investors are integral in our client-forward strategies. It’s also one of the fastest growing and most successful commercial real estate brokerage companies in the country, with advisors that are among the most distinguished and sought after in the industry.

This post was originally published in: National Real Estate Investor (NREI)

Sands Investment Group (SIG) is a commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in the buying and selling of net lease properties for private investors and institutions across the United States. Our industry knowledge, experience and vast network of buyers and investors are integral in our client-forward strategies.

Setting the Bar For Virtual Onboarding

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 Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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

NNN Property Investors Turn to Real Estate Fundamentals

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

Top Broker Honoree: Sands Investment Group’s Chris Sands

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

A Message From Chris & Liz Sands: SIGives & COVID-19

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 OlympicsSt. Jude Children’s HospitalInternational Rescue CommitteeCharity:Water and many others. Read more

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

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

Sands Investment Group Increases Growth Into Industrial-Office Sector With Flex Building Closing in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Region

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

The Evolution of Retail

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

Why the STNL Train Keeps on Rolling

May 15, 2019:  SANTA MONICA, CA—An economic expansion approaching the longest in history means greater prosperity, of course, but it also means more investors have a ticket to the commercial real estate game, especially one like the single-tenant net lease (STNL) sector that offers many benefits and relatively easy entry. GlobeSt.com spoke to Chris Sands, founder & CEO of Sands Investment Group, a national real estate brokerage firm specializing in net lease properties, to discuss private net lease investors, deal volume and the 1031 exchange driver.

Read more

Sands Investment Group Closes Escrow on Final Asset in Trophy Albertsons Grocery Portfolio

Sands Investment Group (SIG) announced today they have closed escrow on the final asset in a “trophy” Albertsons portfolio. SIG Managing Director, Daniel Hoogesteger, and SIG Advisor of Capital Markets, Andrew Chana, were co-brokers on the portfolio, leveraging their specialized expertise in the net lease grocery market and tapping into their extensive network of investors to achieve record-breaking prices and cap rates on this rare grocery portfolio in California. Read more