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We’re proud to be featured in a variety of publications and to share our company updates, awards and recognition within the net lease industry.
Named Rookie of the Year for 2004 at Marcus & Millichap, Chris Sands launched his own business in 2010. His vision for Sands Investment Group was to establish a highly-specialized and knowledgeable company able to provide buyers and sellers of net leased properties with a level of service unprecedented in the industry. To this endeavor, the former professional tennis player applied the drive and termination that enabled him to compete at the highest level of his sport. Read more
April 7, 2020: When we formed SIG over 10 years ago, we knew that we wanted to build a different kind of brokerage company. One founded on collaboration and contribution. SIGives was born from this and because of you, our loyal client base, we’ve had the privilege of being able to donate more than $1.7M to both global and local charities such as Special Olympics, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, International Rescue Committee, Charity:Water and many others. Read more
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. Read more
Durham, NC (September 18, 2019) – Sands Investment Group announced closing on a 67,413 square foot office / industrial flex facility leased and operated by Almac Group Limited in Durham, NC since 2008. This property is strategically located in Durham, which is known as “The City of Medicine” and is home to more than 300 medical and pharmaceutical research companies. Read more
Philadelphia, PA (September 11, 2019) — Sands Investment Group (SIG) is pleased to announce that Thomas Gorman has joined the firm as managing director of the new Philadelphia office slated to open in October 2019. 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