Connect Media Top Broker Honoree: Chris Sands

Headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Sands Investment Group is one of the country’s most active and fastest-growing net lease investment firms.

Principal Chris Sands is credited with $1.7 billion in sales transactions during 2018, including a $130-million portfolio sale of grocery stores in the Southwest at a record-breaking low cap rate.

Sands launched SIG in 2010 with a specialized focus on the net lease market, after beginning his commercial real estate career at Marcus & Millichap. There, he was named Rookie of the Year and later promoted to senior vice president, investments.

A former professional tennis player, Sands has applied the same drive and determination that enabled him to compete at the highest levels of his sport to building and leading his business.

This post was originally published in Connect Media’s Top Broker Awards 2019.


Sands Investment Group is the fastest growing net lease investment company in America, with over 1,700 transactions in 48 states (to the tune of $4 Billion) since 2010. Our company is comprised of distinguished experts in the space who fully understand the advantages of net lease real estate and can advise you on how your net lease deals should be structured (as well as help you navigate cap rates and what they). Our client-focused approach, extensive connections and marketing expertise are just a few of the ways we’re leading the net lease industry.

Want to learn more? Get in touch with an expert today by calling 844.4.SIG.NNN or sending us an email at

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