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.
Women in Real Estate 2019: Sands Investment Group’s Sands is Knowledgeable and Giving Professional
November 18, 2019: As one of the co-founders of Sands Investment Group, Liz Sands has helped grow the organization from a two-person outfit to a thriving company with six offices and more than 70 employees. Sands has been able to build out the infrastructure that the company needed to continue to grow and expand over the past 10 years. She has the ability to take a complex problem and make it into digestible projects.
Before joining the real estate world, Sands worked at Napster and later at Yahoo. During that time, she was able to understand some best practices of how to use technology to power the growth of an organization. She has helped Sands Investment Group build and enhance the way that their website operates, including building trigger campaigns that allow for brokers to be notified when there is activity on the deals that they work on.
Sands has also helped build out SIGives, the charitable arm of her organization. In the past year, SIGives has donated over $450,000 to local and national charities, in addition to spending time giving back in each local market. Her focus on using the platform to better people’s lives has had a profound impact on the culture of the company and helps the entire firm see the bigger picture.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Sands as one of the 2019 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect Media’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.