For the Fourth Year in a Row, SIG Ranks on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies!

Charleston, SC (August 15, 2023) – For the fourth time in a row, Sands Investment Group (SIG) is elated to report today that they have made the Inc. Magazine’s list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. The annual Inc. 5000 list is the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Determination paired with data-driven advancements allowed for growth in both physical presence in the community and the scope of the success of the company’s pursuits. 

“Joining SIG has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. From day one I have been surrounded by incredible people and teammates that push you to be a great broker,” says SIG Investment Advisor Ryan Sompayrac.“This business is truly a marathon and SIG gives you the skill set and resources to be successful for the long haul.” 

For the Fourth Year in a Row, SIG Ranks on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies!

In 2010, Chris and Liz Sands started Sands Investment Group during a fierce economic downturn. For over a decade, the team they cultivated, despite numerous uncertainties in the market, has proved that advancement stems from the willingness to persist, no matter the complication.  

“Receiving the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company award for the fourth consecutive year is a true reflection of the relentless passion and perseverance that define our team,” says SIG CEO Chris Sands. “This achievement not only highlights our commitment to pushing boundaries in the commercial real estate sector but also underscores the incredible relationships we’ve built with clients who believe in our vision. We stand proud, driven by innovation, and we’re excited to continue this journey of growth and success.” 

The past year’s new growth opportunities for Sands Investment Group can be attributed to expanding our footprint with a new office and an emphasis on recruiting, strengthened through advancements in marketing technology. Opening a new office in Fort Lauderdale allowed the company to seek out new, innovative talent in a growing market to continue to provide fresh perspectives and revenue opportunities. 

“What makes SIG a great place to work is the people. You’ve got people from different industries, with different expertise in the commercial real estate world and we’re all collaborating to make something unique and bigger than ourselves,” says Joe Wichmann, Head of Recruitment. “No matter how long you have been in the industry or if you are new to it, our platform, training, mentorship, and guidance help you add value to clients and support your business.” 

To match the location and team additions, SIG took steps toward advancing their technology, proprietary database, and resources. As an aid for the team, the results are more listings, closing more deals, and gaining more traction towards success, all while giving their clients best-in-class service and better opportunities. 

“The growth we have seen at SIG has been the result of hard work, discipline and our ability to recognize the opportunities to scale our business and to capitalize on them,” says Ryan Passe, Executive Vice President of Operations.“Coupling data advancements with the human side of the business has made it possible for us to be on the Inc. 5000 list four years in a row. The recognition is a testament to our consistency and focus and I am so proud of what our team has built and all that is ahead for the company as we continue to grow.” 

While pursuing new methods of supporting the commercial brokerage teams through innovative changes and growth, SIG recognizes the importance of giving back to the communities they reside in. Each city is more than an opportunity for a sale; but also a community to give back to. By caring about the communities the teams call home, they can learn more than just what falls into the real estate bubble. The teams volunteer their time through SIGives, a program that donates 10% of their revenue to organizations that work to improve the lives of others. Employees are given the chance to select these organizations to validate the importance of their role in the community. 

“This award is a celebration of the remarkable individuals who make up SIG. It’s a testament to their unwavering dedication, boundless creativity, and collaborative spirit that drive our company’s success,” says COO Liz Sands. “This recognition inspires us to continue fostering an environment where each person’s unique talents are recognized and cultivated, propelling us to continued growth together.”

From finding new ways to optimize client opportunities to expanding into new markets, SIG knows that true advancement is knowing there is always more to pursue. Team collaboration and strong community culture have created an environment with the desire to persist. After another banner year at SIG, the momentum does not stop there. SIG plans to expand their footprint into new markets with continued advancements to the platform for another record-breaking year. 

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About Sands Investment Group

Sands Investment Group is 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. Since its founding in 2010, SIG has closed over 4,100 transactions worth more than $8 billion in 48 states. Advisors with the company currently have over $1.4 billion in active inventory. As a leader in the industry, SIG was the first to offer sub-product type specialization. The firm’s experience in net lease, retail, office, medical, shopping centers, self-storage, auto, and industrial transactions is unparalleled. Sands Investment Group has offices in Santa Monica, CA; Charleston, SC; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Charlotte, NC; and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Learn more about joining the SIG family at

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