Our Restaurant Team works with restaurant Companies and their Franchisees on everything from Ground Up Financing Solutions, Turnkey Build-to-Suits, to Mergers & Acquisitions.

As the real estate is a key component and majority of the cost in any transaction, we have found exciting new ways to use the investor market to pass along savings to Restaurant Operator Clients.

We're truly a one-stop shop for all of your real estate needs.

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Testimonials

  • We wish to recommend Teddy Leonard for any real estate matters you may have. He represented us in a 1031 exchange. He sold our relinquished property in record time despite a tight market for our product and he guided us in our purchase of a replacement property. This replaced property came with a variety of potential pitfalls that he helped us overcome. He was prompt in answering our questions and he always followed up as promised.

    Roy Brunicardi | Managing Member | Bearheart Properties, LLC
  • Having been in the commercial real estate business for over 20 years I was extremely pleased with Sands Investment Group and Elan Sieder. Professional, honest and straightforward; gave us a framework to work through the marketing, evaluation and negotiations. Each deal was thoroughly scrutinized and the result was a transaction that net my objectives. Always proactive and positive as well as receiving regular feedback made this one of my best experience. You will be well served with this team on your side.

    Dave M. | Seller
  • I highly recommend working with Sands Investment Group to list your net leased property and maximize the value of your real estate investment!  Doug Roland and Amanda Reeves facilitated the sale of my income-producing property and were able to produce a highly qualified Buyer in a very short period of time. The Sands Investment team achieved a record-setting low cap rate for our market and I was extremely pleased with the Buyer their sales process produced. Doug and Amanda were highly responsive throughout the sales cycle and they quickly offered market intelligence and timely advice that resulted in a successful closing at a price I was very pleased with. Without question, Doug and Amanda will handle my next net leased propriety sale…they have earned my highest professional recommendation.

    Michael G. White | Seller
  • As a real estate attorney, I had the pleasure of closing 2 ground lease sales with Sands Investment Group in Michigan in 1 year. Each sale was for a separate Client.  I found that their ability to market and procure suitable Purchasers was above my expectations.  In one case, a Purchaser terminated the Purchase Agreement and they provided another Purchaser within a week. It is rare to find people who it is pleasure to deal with, are professionals who know the market, perform and are extremely helpful throughout the process. Sands Investment Group, and especially Max Freedman and Will Schuhmacher were all of the above and I would highly recommend them.

    Neil S. Silver | Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC
  • I had not previously considered selling my restaurant building and then doing a lease back before Kaveh Ebrahimi approached me and presented the idea. After some discussion with Kaveh, the idea made quite a bit of financial sense. SIG did a wonderful job in orchestrating the entire process and they were able to pair me up with a very nice person who was able to purchase my property and lease it back to my business. It was a win, win situation for both myself and the buyer. 

    Matt Jones | Seller
  • I couldn’t be happier with my choice to use Sands Investment Group for the sale leaseback of my quick service restaurant in Port Wentworth, GA! Doug Roland and Amanda Reeves were quick, responsive and got a full price offer within 2 weeks of listing the property! I highly recommend Sands Investment Group and specifically Doug and Amanda to list and sell any net leased restaurant property.

    Seller | Multi-Unit Franchisee in Coastal Georgia
  • Working with Sands Investment Group has been a breeze. We were able to presale a ground lease store that was under construction at an extremely competitive CAP rate. They were also able to negotiate in a favorable closing timeline to assist with our tax implications. All and all an A+.

    Coy Haynes | Seller
  • It’s always great to get a deal closed, but it’s even better when you get to work with fine brokers like Doug Roland with Sands Investment Group! Here’s to another Bojangles’ acquisition! Good work Doug, you’re a class act!

    Jeff Watson | Piedmont Capital Advisors, Inc.
  • In our most recent sale, Doug and Chris made what could have been a very difficult and time consuming deal seamless, and what was a complicated property very rudimentary for all parties to transact.  Not only was this particular property challenging, we had a unique buyer, but with Doug and Chris’s management the transaction was one of the easiest we have completed to date.  Doug and Chris, and the whole team at SIG, are a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working with them on many more deals in the future.

    Paul Holder | AVTEX Commercial Properties, INC
  • I was so impressed with how SIG was acting on my behalf and providing such great communication and follow-up during the transaction process. I have been highly impressed with working with these guys and plan to work with them in the future in both buying and selling real estate because they have the same work ethic as myself and were always available to me and not just between normal business hours which is one of the things that impressed me the most.

    Brian Bersano | Buyer
  • I decided to go the sale-leaseback route, and thankfully I decided to utilize SIG for the sales leaseback transaction.  Not only were they able to get the sale of the property to close at a 6.45% cap rate, but they were also able to ensure the close occurred simultaneously with the opening of our store.  This was possible due to the fact that they were able to secure multiple offers the first week the property was listed.  Not only will I be using SIG again, but I would recommend their services to other franchisees as well.

    Brian Mitchell | Bush’s Chicken Franchisee
  • Thank you Max Freedman for all your help in bringing our 1031 exchange process to a successful close. As first timers, we began this journey with no idea of what was involved.  Fortunately we had your experience and perseverance to rely upon. You guided us through the confusing and at times exasperating sequence of steps and specialists needed to conclude the purchase. We are extremely grateful for your assistance and very pleased with the outcome.

    Sharon & Gene Grigsby | 1031 Investor
  • Thanks for getting this one done John! My confidence in your ability to close is reaffirmed with every deal you sell for us.  I’m amazed you found a buyer on the first day we went out to market, and just as impressed by your relentlessness throughout escrow to ensure the deal closed.  I really appreciate all the effort that went in to making this such a smooth transaction, and am very much looking forward to working with you again.

    Joe Rich | Rich Development Company
  • “I really appreciated your strategy with the Wendy’s deal. It was clever and well executed. You worked the tenant into a place where we wanted them and your approach created the leverage we needed to get them there. Despite the many challenges facing this deal, you were relentless. Job well done John, and thanks for the support you pulled in when we needed it most. You are a credit to your profession!”

    Harry L. Hathaway | Seller
  • SIG was instrumental in finding the first of two recently developed properties for us in the Permian basis. SIG team of brokers are tremendous at digging up solid opportunities for us as a development team in Texas. We are impressed with their knowledge, their willingness to roll up their sleeves and do the required research to uncover opportunistic deals! SIG supports me and works tirelessly end-to-end in the retail development arena assisting in the purchase, leasing and sale process along the way! They are a one-stop shop for me and great folks to work with!

    Dan Porter | Dynamic Development Company
  • Max and his team went above and beyond in working with us to sell our property. We had unique challenges to overcome and they didn’t let us down! They found the right buyer and the sale closed in less than a month. I’d highly recommend SIG to anyone considering a sale-leaseback transaction.

    Mike Heyden | The Shake Group
  • SIG provides a team of personable and professional brokers that we feel is part of our team and they are always looking out for our best interest.  Their enthusiasm, timeliness, responsiveness and work ethic can’t be beat. As a franchisee/store operator, I would recommend them to anyone looking to do a sale leaseback transaction.  The outcomes of our transactions are the evidence that SIG has a team of A+ individuals that will help you accomplish your goals.

    Todd Scott | Managing Partner, BCU
  • I have worked on numerous transactions with Matthew Weiss and Max Freedman at Sands Investment Group. They have assisted me in the purchase of multiple McDonald’s real estate properties along with other national credit restaurant buildings.
    Their team is one of the leaders in the net lease space and go to great effort to provide us with consistent opportunities for us to work on. Our transactions have been smooth and transparent.

    Michael Schmidt | Buyer

Value-Add Services

Existing Restaurant Assets

Within your current portfolio, we will help you underwrite your real estate holdings to ensure you’re maximizing values on the Sale Leaseback market. We have unparalleled experience assisting Operators in analyzing their business P&L's to achieve a sustainable rent factor and structure the lease in order to yield the best market pricing. Portfolio or one-off dispositions, we will always make deliver the best price.

Leased Property ROFR

On stores you lease, we will help you approach your Landlords and obtain pricing on the sale of the real estate. We’ll use market conditions to help restructure your lease (if need be) and lower your occupancy cost by purchasing and re-selling the real estate on the Sale Leaseback market. Additionally, this can become a tool to roll in remodel costs to upgrade your facilities. Just ask - we have countless case studies which illustrate this approach.

Operator Acquisitions

Through our prospecting, we will find business and real estate Sellers. These are great opportunities to discover conversion projects or acquire new businesses. There is value creation in separating the real estate and converting it to net lease assets, which can significantly improve the overall capital requirement in the transaction.

Build-to-Suit Development

Interested in developing new stores? Our network will match you with our Build-to-Suit Developer Partners that will assist you in site selection, budgeting, construction and finance the entire project; start to finish. Our process ensures that our Operators are getting the best lease price.

Restaurant Team

Max Freedman

Max Freedman

Austin, TX

512.766.2711
max@SIGnnn.com

Amar Goli

Amar Goli

Charlotte, NC

980.729.5626
amar@SIGnnn.com

Elan Sieder

Elan Sieder

Santa Monica, CA

512.649.5185
elan@SIGnnn.com

Doug Roland

Doug Roland

Charleston, SC

843.510.0542
doug@SIGnnn.com

Chris Naylon

Chris Naylon

Santa Monica, CA

310.438.5525
cnaylon@SIGnnn.com

Will Schuhmacher

Will Schuhmacher

Austin, TX

512.277.5924
will@SIGnnn.com

Teddy Leonard

Teddy Leonard

Austin, TX

512.712.4046
teddy@SIGnnn.com

Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

Santa Monica, CA

310.241.3677
brobinson@SIGnnn.com

John Dudash

John Dudash

Charlotte, NC

980.729.5668
jdudash@SIGnnn.com

Justin Hall

Justin Hall

Charlotte, NC

980.729.5631
justin@SIGnnn.com

Sam Mallane

Sam Mallane

Austin, TX

512.543.4759
samual@SIGnnn.com

Ian Koteles

Ian Koteles

Philadelphia, PA

267.434.1075
ian@SIGnnn.com

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