July 31, 2019 – By Kaveh Ebrahimi: Midway through 2019, we’re continuing to see investors embrace the advantages of low-risk NNN properties by shifting their investments away from higher maintenance property types. The market is rich in triple net opportunities, and a number of key product types are driving the stabilization of the market and increasing inventory levels at the same time. 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
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.
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
Almost a decade ago, Chris Sands set out to create a different kind of brokerage firm: one that was built on honesty, integrity and fostered deep collaboration. Read more
Charlotte, NC—Sands Investment Group has opened a new office in Charlotte, NC, led by Managing Director Amar Goli. The net lease company picked the city in part because of its dynamic fundamentals and in part because its new hire, Goli, has roots in the area, according to founder and CEO Chris Sands. Read more
Sands Investment Group is pleased to announce that they’ve closed escrow on their first two net lease properties of 2019. The investment group advised and provided financing for the buyers of two highly coveted Bay Area properties — Claremont University Village and San Jose In-N-Out. Both properties closed at record low cap rates (3.2% and 4.75%, respectively) and sold for at or above list price, which is a rarity in the California net lease market. Read more
Net lease properties can be extremely advantageous for investors who are looking for low-risk real estate investments that produce consistent returns over a long period of time. Not all net lease locations are created equal; they key factors in a strong net lease investment are a well located property with good access, strong traffic counts, and proximal anchor tenants.
Charleston, SC (October 22, 2018) — Sands Investment Group (SIG) is excited to announce the addition of Ryan Passe as Vice President of Operations. He will be based in the firm’s Charleston headquarters. In this role, Passe will focus on strategic operational initiatives to support the growth of SIG across the country including expansion into new markets. Read more
Albertsons’ Rite Aid acquisition is creating a unique absolute triple net lease investment opportunity. On February 20, Albertsons—one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers—announced that it will purchase a portion of publicly traded Rite Aid, creating a new corporate entity valued at $24 billion. Rite Aid pharmacies will be branded within Albertsons locations, and a combined company will operate standalone Rite Aid pharmacies.
Transaction Marks an All Time Record Cap Rate for Panera Breads Sold in the United States Read more
Sands Investment Group awarded for Top Sales Firm in the Austin and Charleston markets. Chris Sands awarded for Top Sales Broker in the Charleston market.
Charleston/Austin (April 20, 2018) – Sands Investment Group (SIG), one of the fastest growing net lease firms in the nation, has been awarded as a Power Broker by CoStar, the world leader in commercial real estate information. The firm was awarded in both the Austin and Charleston markets for Top Sales Firm and Chris Sands was awarded as Top Sales Broker in Charleston. Read more
Operators considering doing sale leasebacks of a property to raise capital may want to act quickly in order to capitalize on what could be peak pricing. Read more
SIG is pleased to announce the recent Close of Escrow on Safeway located in Pollock Pines, California. Read more