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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.

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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

Sands Investment Group Closes Escrow on Rare Bay Area Net Lease Properties, Claremont University Village and San Jose In-N-Out

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

The Market for Net Lease Investments Is Still Going Strong into 2019

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.

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Albertsons Triple Net Lease

Albertsons’ Rite Aid Acquisition Provides Rare Investment Opportunity

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.

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Sands Investment Group Receives Multiple CoStar Power Broker Awards

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