Solomon Colvin III was professional and enthusiastic in identifying a buyer for our property. He was thorough and maintained a positive attitude throughout the transaction in assisting both the buyer and seller.
- FedEx Ground | Seller
Solomon Colvin III was professional and enthusiastic in identifying a buyer for our property. He was thorough and maintained a positive attitude throughout the transaction in assisting both the buyer and seller.
- FedEx Ground | Seller
My sale leaseback was a very complicated deal that involved exercising a real estate option I had. Rahill and Munir with Sands Investment Group worked tirelessly to get the deal done! Their core understanding of complex real estate transactions along with their patients and professionalism is the only reason we got this deal done. I have never seen such an immense effort to get a deal done in the 15 years I've been doing real estate. I highly recommend them and plan to do more deals with them.
- Stuart Modeen | Seller
Gary Berwick is an absolute professional who's focused on excellent results rather than just closing a sale. Even though he was on the opposite coast, there was nobody else I'd trust. During the entire process, it felt as if he was around the corner. He walked me through the process, wrote out the math, made spreadsheets and was extremely responsive. Congratulations on having him on your team.
- Daniel Nernberg | Buyer
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
It was a pleasure working with Amar Goli in connection with the purchase of our 1031 replacement property. Amar was extremely attentive to our specific needs and provided significant value as we narrowed down a sizable universe of potential properties and then helped navigate us through a complicated closing. I look forward to working again with Amar and would unreservedly recommend him and Sands Investment Group to friends, family and colleagues.
- Mike Sholtz | Buyer
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
Todd Lewis & Elan Sieder represented us in the disposition of our single tenant Family Dollar located in Covington, GA. Their enthusiasm, strong work ethic, and exposure they provided my property resulted in several qualified buyers. They were always responsive and transparent during the sales process. Their team performed extremely well and we are happy to refer them to any interested party.
- Nilesh Patel | 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. I would recommend Kaveh and the SIG team very highly and in fact will likely work with them again on future projects!
- Matt Jones | Seller
Our Company hired Floyd Merritt & Sands Investment Group to market for sale a vacant 45,000 square foot big box retail space. Floyd presented a thorough assessment of the potential buyers, expected time frame and price range to assist us with our pricing decision. We had multiple offers and closed the sale of our property within the time frame we expected at 97% of asking price. Floyd consistently represented our interests throughout the negotiation process. He professionally brought a complicated marketing situation involving an adaptive re use of retail space and a buyer from another State to a successful close. The effort of Mr. Merritt and the national reach of Sands Investment Group were key to achieving a successful outcome for us. I highly recommend Floyd and SIG for national retail marketing needs.
- Dan K. | Real Estate Investment Firm
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
I have had the pleasure of closing four transactions with Kaveh Ebrahimi. As a buyer’s agent, it was refreshing to work with a listing agent that holds the highest regard for honesty, thorough communication and document disclosures, and always striving for a win-win transaction. After almost 30 years as a real estate agent, I have found the listing agent is as important as the listing and I would highly recommend Kaveh as a trusted listing agent. I look forward to closing many transactions with Kaveh in the near future.
- Mark C. Hughes | Bradley Commercial
When Buttry & Brown was looking to find the best brokerage team for selling a single tenant NNN property in California, it was important to work with a group that had a national and regional presence. We felt that understanding the California market and having relationships with 1031 buyers was critical with selling our property. Chris Naylon and Max Freedman of Sands Investment Group brought tremendous resources and experience that helped navigate the complex appraisal process to maximize the value of the property. Our team would highly recommend Sands Investment Group for other developers and look forward to working with their team on future transactions around the country.
- Stephen Brown | Buttry & Brown Development, LLC
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.
I want to thank Jeff Aschieris and Sands Investment Group for assisting me in the recent purchase of a Dollar General asset. Jeff kept my best interests in mind throughout the entire transaction and his consistent communication made this an easy deal. I look forward to working with him in the future and would highly recommend Jeff, along with Sands Investment Group to anyone in the net lease market.
- Jim & Susan Repult | Buyer
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
As a family business that began in 1979, we started from humble beginnings and only got into the real estate part of the fast food industry in the late 1990s. Since then, we were exclusively buyers – we had never sold a single property. In our mind, we did not ever want to sell as the real estate was our “retirement”. Well, times change and circumstances dictated that we needed to do some maneuvering with our real estate. We tried listing a property with a run-of-the-mill real estate broker and got exactly nowhere. Then, we met Sands Investment Group (SIG) and things changed dramatically for the better. Working with the Sands Team (Max Freedman and Elan Sieder specifically), we were able to craft a strategy that included the selling of some real estate, the sale-leaseback of a few properties, and 1031 Exchange on a few others, which collectively helped us achieve the following: significantly lower occupancy costs; meaningful decrease of our real estate debt; and material increase in the cash flow of our overall real estate portfolio. SIG takes a very practical, client friendly approach to each prospective transaction. Moreover, they do the “hard yards” in prepping a site for sale – they send a professional photographer to the property, design professional Offering Memoranda, they collate all the due diligence, and they are very reachable to answer all your questions throughout the process. And most importantly, they aggressively market your property and bring you legitimate offers in short order. In addition to all these positives, SIG also has an unparalleled suite of contacts throughout the restaurant industry to whom they can refer you for all your development needs. They know all sorts of Build-to-Suit (BTS) firms and also have other industry contacts that can help bolster other areas of your organization. In short, SIG was, is, and will be a joy to work with. I will use them exclusively for all my commercial real estate needs going forward. If you are considering any type of transaction, I recommend them to you without any hesitation.
- Flis Enterprises | Seller
Sands Investment Group has continually exceeded expectations as our listing broker. Max, Elan & Parker have remarkable attention to detail from offering memorandum to closing; a welcome proactive approach to brokerage. More impressively, this high-level of professionalism is found in all of Sands Investment Group’s offices. We look forward to many more years of success with them.
- Lisciotti Development Corp | Seller
I would like to congratulate the entire team for an outstanding job helping us with our exchange property. All of you were dedicated in your effort to get the job done. You all completed the entire process on time with no errors. Your professionalism from start to finish was impressive. I will not hesitate to recommend your entire team to anyone planning a 1031 exchange.
- Dollar General | Buyers
Thank you for your help in selling the AAA Call Center in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Your firm went above expectations in getting this done. I would highly recommend Elan Sieder!! Thanks again!
- AAA Call Center | Seller
I happened upon Sands Investment Group through a tenant in regards to a possible sale of one of my properties through a 1031 exchange. In having discussions with one of the agents, Max Freedman I learned more about the vast services they provide and other commercial property investment opportunities. I had been looking for other opportunities to expand my commercial real estate business. After looking at the inventory and having some initial discussions I began inquiring about some of the properties and they were acting as if I had been a client of their for years similar to my financial advisor and giving me all the guidance to make a decision that was best for my company. I was so impressed with how they were acting on my behalf and providing such great communication and follow-up during the transaction process. I then starting working with others in their office like Elan Sieder who all treated me like they had know me for years and making sure that I was satisfied with their services and providing any information that I needed. 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
When I first decided to become a franchisee, I knew that I wanted to make an immediate splash in a new market by opening numerous stores over a fairly short period of time. In order to do that, it was important that I did not tie up my capital in the real estate, yet I wanted to still be able to maintain control of the development and construction side of the process. Because of that, 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
Munir was absolutely amazing to work with. Throughout the whole process, from submitting the contract all the way to closing, Munir made the process unbelievably easy and painless. I would recommend Sands Investment Group anytime. Two thumbs up!!
- Seller | 27th Group
"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. The first property was identified by the SIG Texas team leader Max Freedman in Odessa Texas. This property was a closed retail building on a hard corner in front of a grocery anchored center in a robust, well-established area of the Odessa Texas market. We immediately determined that the Dickeys BBQ brand and Operator were thriving in their first 2 locations in the Permian basin. We approached the Dickeys Operator and were thoroughly impressed with his operational practices, experience, management style and capabilities as a Franchisee for Dickeys and offered him the opportunity to grow the Odessa site. From there we identified another pad site in the Claydesta Business area of Midland. This area was ripe for additional restaurant opportunity with strong day-time population. We were able to close on that property with the help of SIG as their team worked tirelessly to push the sale across the finish line. 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 is a great partner and they are proactive in “creating deals” versus waiting for the phone to ring! They are willing to do the hard work and research required to find the right opportunities in the right spots and the right time! Their team has a can-do attitude to drive the development process and the leadership to support their broker team along the way! 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
“Our goal was to find a NNN property with a guaranteed major tenant in order to sustain monthly cash flow. Adam Scherr always focused on our needs and kept us informed on a variety of properties on the market. We feel like Adam has become a close friend and can’t wait to do another deal with him – We would definitely recommend him to any investor.”
- George & Betty Carasco | Buyers
“A few years ago I needed to sell my real estate holdings that consisted of a ground lease on which sat a branch of Fifth Third Bank. I needed it done quickly, but without backing down on the price. In hunting around for a realtor, I was immediately impressed with Adam Scherr and the other people I met at SIG. I’m happy to say that they exceeded my already high expectations in every respect: they got me my full asking price, charged a very reasonable commission, and walked the sale through quickly, and with not a single misstep. This team gets my very highest recommendation.”
- Craig Shields | Seller
"It has been a pleasure working with Chris Naylon, Kaveh Ebrahimi and everyone at SIG. The process was smoother than other real estate transactions that I have been involved in"
- Archie Reaves | Seller
“We have worked with Marianne Christian in the sale of our two commercial properties and we recommend her highly. She is a consummate professional in the commercial real estate market. She is honest, aggressively smart, and thorough in her approach to selling property. I was particularly impressed by her persistence in pursuing information as well as making sure there is no “stone unturned” for possible consequences down the line for the seller. She knows the commercial real estate market hands down and how to sell property quickly and efficiently. As an example, we had inherited a triple net investment in Auburn that was quickly nearing the end of its long lease cycle. The tenant decided not to renew his options. Two realtors knew of the difficulties in the selling this property so refused to take up the challenge. Marianne saw the possibilities and sold it within a short period of time. It is because of her we were able to achieve top dollar for the both of our properties. We can't recommend her enough.”
- Helen Arrowsmith | Seller
As the owner (franchisor), franchisee, and developer of Bush's Chicken Restaurants in the state of Texas, having a team that help us execute our growth strategy is critical. In 2015, SIG became a valued member of the Bush's chicken development team. At this time BCU was just beginning a major expansion initiative with over 30 new stores being built for both corporate and franchisee builds. Being able to use sale leaseback opportunities helped everyone tap into capital that was held in previous stores and new stores that were being built. After one failed relationship with another leaseback broker, a new partnership was formed with SIG. SIG has truly impacted Bush's ability to sell real estate in a timely manner and maximize the balance of lease and cash revenue. From providing front end LOI's for our banking partners to watching every detail of the transaction, SIG has exceeded all expectations. 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 the franchisor of Bush's chicken we have placed SIG as our preferred sale lease back vendor on our intranet portal for franchisees. 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
On Behalf of Rich Development Company, I’d like to thank John Cigliano, for his exceptional effort in helping us to close our most recent sales transaction. As a firm, Sands Investment Group always puts the client first, and their product knowledge and market reach make them a valuable resource and partner to work with, and one we look forward to working with for years to come.
- Joseph Rich | Rich Development Company
Without reservation, we can recommend Neal Hamou and his team to any investor wishing to maximize the value of their retail portfolio. Neal Hamou represented two of our entities, Nephrology Ventures I &II, LLC, in the disposition of two medical investment properties in Pennsylvania in Q4 of 2015. The first property in Bethlehem was a multi-tenant medical dialysis center anchored by two investment grade tenants and a medical practice, the second a Fresenius Medical Care in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. These two sales were not your typical net lease transactions. Both properties had short term left on the leases that needed to be restructured prior to disposition in order to achieve our desired return. Neal and his team successfully aided in the property underwriting, negotiation, and restructuring of both corporate leases. Within the first two weeks of marketing they were able to obtain a full price offer from a group that was willing to stand by during the entire negotiation process. The same buyers obtained the second deal without having to go to market. In addition to their grasp on the net lease marketplace, they distinguished themselves by shopping over 20 environmental companies to save us over 50% on the Phase II Environmental Assessment. In all my years of working with commercial brokers I have never come across a team that treats my investment as if it were their own. I have been in the commercial real estate industry for over 15 years and can truly say that my experience with Neal and his team was among the best I have encountered. They are among the top 5% of brokers that have represented our interests. I can wholeheartedly attest to his experience and business etiquette. Should you need to reach out to me personally, please call me at (610) 659-5998.
- Dr. Ravindra Bollu | Nephrology Ventures
Working with Max Freedman at Sands Investment Group has changed the way that we approach our business as a whole. Max has worked with us to show us better ways to finance our business through lease options that provide for a much better cash flow and ROI. Selecting Max as our broker has opened my eyes to opportunities that were not available before due to lack of capital. He consistently goes above and beyond what I would normally expect from a broker, giving us guidance on how to market our properties, position them correctly with investors, structure our leases so that they are attractive for all parties, and ultimately drives our deals to completion. Working with Max is providing us with the ability to be a more profitable company for shareholders and employees, for which I am very grateful.
- Richard Toms | Shake Group, LLC
Max and his brokerage firm handled our transaction with utmost professionalism. Max surpassed all of our expectations and made sure to deliver on our aggressive schedule and timelines. Furthermore he is very persistent and has a knack for acknowledging his clients needs; a talent that is very important when it comes to business in this industry. With this firm's expertise we were able to achieve top dollar with more than a comfortable lease structure. Our experience with Max and SIG was nothing short of exceptional.
- Imran Damani | Jenoo Foods
Thank you and the team over at the Sands Investment Group for all of your help selling my Burger King asset in Morehead City, NC. When you contacted me about my property, I was looking to free up some equity to put towards my small business. You were diligent in marketing this property, and making sure that every buyer you brought to the table was qualified. Ultimately I was incredibly happy with the final sale price and the quality of all the buyers. Additionally, I appreciate your knowledge of the marketplace, and how well you treated me as a client. You were attentive to my needs and always available to me via phone or email. Your consistent follow-up and attention to detail put my mind at ease, and allowed me to focus my time and energy on my business. I recommend using Kaveh and the Sands Investment Group to anyone interested in buying or selling net lease investments. If I ever decide to purchase another asset, Kaveh will undoubtedly be my first call. Thank you again for all your hard work!
- Ed M. | Seller
I have been working with Andrew Ackerman of the Sands Investment Group (SIG) for over 10 years now. In that time, we have worked together on everything from a single store disposition to large portfolio dispositions and acquisitions. I trust him to work with my team and handle all of our real estate needs. In my 35+ years of experience in the Oil and Gas business, Andrew understands our business better than any other broker we have worked. Andrew always conducts himself with the utmost integrity and is a pleasure to work with. He is a part of the Mountain Express Oil Company Family. We look forward to continuing our mutually beneficial relationship with him in the future. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance.
- Barry Bierenbaum | Mountain Express
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. I would recommend them for the purchase or sale of NNN assets.
- Michael Schmidt | Buyer
I have known Mr. Max Freedman and Mr. Chris Sands of the Sands Investment Group (SIG) personally for a number of years as reputable real estate advisors and investment sales professionals in the commercial real estate and oil & gas retail industry. Originally Mr. Freedman and Mr. Sands were introduced to me during my tenure as the Vice president of Real Estate and New Store Development for 7-Eleven Inc. Both of these gentleman are respected and maintain an impressive track record of selling new retail developments & properties for me and others in the real estate investment community. In my current role as Executive Vice President and Principal at Dynamic Development Company I continue to utilize the Sands Investment Team in a myriad of ways to help our company expand and develop new retail projects. The SIG team in Austin, Texas, assists my team with the identification of new land purchase opportunities as well as identifying second generation purchase opportunities for development projects. With my thirty-year background in motor fuels & convenience retailing, store development and Franchising, the SIG team has adapted quickly to understand my business needs in order to bring top-notch project opportunities that we can turn into profitable development deals. At SIG, they understand the retail business better than most and have the ability to achieve top CAP’s on the disposition. I am confident we will continue to have a long mutually beneficial relationship with their company.
- Daniel J. Porter | Dynamic Development Company
Unfortunately it is not often that one works with a group or individual in the real estate world of this time that possesses the combination business qualities of trustworthiness, hardworking, confidential, ability to listen, excellent performance, keen market knowledge (across the country), national Buyer and Seller relationships, brand recognition, and all around genuine person as one finds in Chris Sands. Chris and the team he has put together is second to no one nationally or locally in the service they provide, and particularly in the manner in which they provide their success. One of my roles as Vice President of AVTEX Commercial Properties is the disposition of our income producing assets. Within the many hats I wear on a daily basis, I have limited time to focus on our dispositions, but because of the qualities I stated above, I do not have to worry about the marketing efforts (and subsequent successes) when in the hands of Chris and SIG. Our firm develops retail products, anything from Power Centers including Walmart Supercenters to local/regional grocery anchored centers to single tenant gas stations or fast food restaurants, and with our development diversity I know we can trust Chris and SIG to meet our goals with any of our products. Above all else Ivalue Chris's character and his ability to uphold that character as he continues his success. I look forward to many more fruitful years of working with Chris and his team at SIG.
- Paul Holder | AVTEX Commercial Properties
I have had the privilege of working with Elan Sieder and the SIG Investment Group for several years. My experience has been positive and profitable. I value Elan’s opinion and knowledge of the real estate opportunities he has brought to me. Elan has a wonderful grasp on the needs of his clients. I have always found him to be professional, responsive and thorough in all of our dealings. I look forward to working with Elan again in the future.
- Jack Somers | Buyer
Kaveh Ebrahimi and Sands Investment Group exceeded all of our expectations during the sale of our property. Multiple offers were quickly secured at our asking price and Kaveh maintained communication with us at every step in the process. Even the challenge of dealing with groups spread out over the country was handled with utmost professionalism. We hope to have the opportunity to work with Kaveh and SIG in the future and highly recommend them to anyone needing assistance in the net-leased arena.
- Shawn Barrow | LeeVista, Inc. | Famlee Investment Company
Elan Sieder and Sands Investment Group are true real estate professionals. I had a very rewarding and pleasant experience listing my investment property with them and achieved above expected returns within the targeted timeline. Elan and SIG made numerous efforts to secure buyers and most importantly, maintained continual contact with me as to the progress of the transaction. I recommend that you put your trust in SIG to get the job done. They represent a broad portion of the real estate market and will be both realistic and punctual in reaching your expectations. They are honest and forthright, and will be your advocate as you define your investment objectives. Dynamic Development will certainly be continuing our relationship with SIG well into the foreseeable future and rely on them as our primary brokers.
- Carter Crouch | Director of Acquisitions | Dynamic Development Group, Inc.
Kaveh and I first spoke regarding a Sherwin Williams he was marketing in Texas. Due to his strong presence in the net lease brokerage community, I noticed that he was well respected among the other brokers. When I saw that he had sold the Sherwin Williams in Texas, I was impressed with the process and procedure he used and that he was able to secure an excellent CAP Rate for that seller. Therefore, I decided to give him the opportunity to sell my asset in NJ. Throughout the listing process, he managed to exceed my expectations. Between his exceptional market knowledge and familiarity with the net lease arena, he was able to find and secure an all-cash institutional buyer to purchase my property. I look forward to working with Kaveh in the future, and I would recommend him to anyone looking to either sell or buy a net leased investment. He is knowledgeable, professional, and treated me with the upmost of integrity.
- Thomas A. Austin | Seller
“It was a pleasure working with Kaveh on my recent portfolio sale. He clearly has a skill for dealing with a multitude of different clients and clearly profiles each buyer prior to going under contract. I am more than satisfied with his brokerage services as his patience and diligence exceeded my expectations. His knowledge and understanding of the net lease market is quite impressive and I intend on continuing to work with him for my future real estate endeavors.”
- Amar Desai | Seller
Kaveh Ebrahimi represented one of our entities, BR Glendale AZ Investments, LLC, in the acquisition of a Taco Bell in Glendale, Arizona in 2012. In addition to Kaveh’s superior market knowledge, he distinguished himself by doggedly tracking down due diligence information that was critical in determining the CAPEX requirement to retain the tenant in future years. Kaveh pays attention to detail, recommends actions based on fact not sizzle, and is an excellent communicator. In February of this year, we decided to sell that property and listed with Sands Investment Group. Kaveh was diligent in obtaining 7 offers in the 1st two weeks of the marketing effort. The property sold for more than the asking price and closed within a month of executing the Purchase Contract. I have been in the commercial real estate industry for over 3 decades and Kaveh is in the top 10% of the brokers that have represented our firm. If you would like to speak with me personally, please call me at 858-729-1833.
- Dr. Dick Bridy, PhD | CEO | DBI Group
Andy Chana and Dan Hoogesteger did an outstanding job from the start of marketing to closing escrow. As I typically do not list properties exclusively, my decision to give Andy and Dan a chance at marketing and selling McDonald's was one I am so grateful I made. This is the first of many to come!
- McDonald’s | Indianapolis, IN | Seller
The SIG team (Matthew Weiss, Neal Hamou, and Kaveh Ebrahimi) exhibited professionalism and fairness from day one. We had multiple offers within less than two weeks, and after choosing the offer with which to move forward, they followed through with the contract terms, critical date notifications, and general buyer/seller and escrow communications, without being asked to do anything. They were excellent in smoothing rough spots during the transaction as well. We could not be happier with our choice of brokers, and will use the SIG team again.
- John Wallace | Localcenters, LLC.
Alessio Tropeano, representing Sands Investment Group, Inc., has my highest possible recommendation. Although I have not met him in person I feel like I know him well. He represented himself, and thus the Sands Group, in an admiral manner. His responses were timely, complete, and anticipated my questions and needs. He was honest and upfront in dealing with me and always met his commitments. During every step of the way I knew the status of activity regarding the sale of my property and there were no surprises in spite of a set-back from an early offer. Our conversations were appropriate, complete and always with a positive, yet realistic, tone. I was not only completely satisfied with all aspects of the sale of my property but would call Alessio for a future sale and will recommend his services to any acquaintance with similar needs.
- Ken McGill | Seller
Neal and Kaveh reached out to me regarding a net lease automotive property that I had. They prepared a thorough evaluation for me, however at the time I wasn't ready to sell that particular property. I reached out to them a few weeks later and engaged their services to sell my Verizon. Long story short, they were able to sell my asset at a record cap rate! Their market knowledge coupled with their targeted database was instrumental in marketing and selling our Verizon. I would not hesitate to work with these gentlemen again.
- William Goodwin | Seller
It was a real pleasure working with you guys. As I decided to put my investment property up for sale, I thought it best to engage a broker with the expertise in the net lease market. I also thought that their history and experience in that niche would provide them the access to the largest list of qualified buyers. Since this was a relatively small property; as a seller, I thought that most effective and efficient way to sell it, would be if a broker could to secure a potential buyer from their own personal contacts and past transactions. I had contacted a few real estate brokers and SIG was immediately responsive. The follow up was great, with the second call from the two of you together. Which as I think about it; made a pretty strong impression on me since two people on the phone gave me the feeling this was important – even though it was a relatively small deal. Also, fantastic follow up with the initial draft marketing brochure you sent me and accepting any modifications to the broker agreement. Highly professional and impressive.
- Sonic | Seller
We enjoy working with Chris Sands and The Sands Group because we know that they have their finger on the pulse of the market and will always provide us with pertinent and valuable market information even if it’s not directly related to a deal we’re working on together. Chris’s insight, focused market knowledge, and marketing reach make The Sands Group a valuable resource and partner and one that we look forward to working with for years to come.
- Evan Farahnik | StarPoint Commercial Properties
As Director of Leasing and Acquisitions for the NewMark Merrill Companies, I have had the pleasure of working with Chris Sands for the last four years. During this period, Chris has proven time and time again that he possesses a market knowledge and real estate expertise matched by very few in the industry. His thorough and professional approach to all real estate related matters makes him one of the first people I turn to for advice in the brokerage world. I will not hesitate to use Chris or his team in the future.
- Jim Patton | NewMark Merrill Companies
We have a long track record with Sands Investment Group and can always rely on Chris to find unique off market opportunities for us to buy as well as get us the highest price possible for our properties when we sell. He’s tenacious, committed and he and his team are great to do business with.
- Aaron Swerdlow | Equitas Investments
I wanted to personally thank you for helping us acquire the Spark Woodfire Grill property in Beverly Hills. Your persistence, patience and ability to manage both sides during the transaction say a lot about you as a person and as a broker. I always expect a high level of service and that’s what I got in working with Sands Investment Group. I look forward to doing a lot of buisness together in the future.
- Michael Koss | Koss Real Estate Investments
I have dealt with endless Agents over the years, many different properties and areas….and I have never met the likes of Chris Sands! As honest as the day is long, as hard working as the professional tennis player that he was, as solid as the tremendous family man that he is….there are no words to describe how highly I feel about this man. I don’t recommend books anymore to anyone, or restaurants, or movies– but I’m going to do this: if you’re looking for someone to handle a real estate venture for you, YES, I do recommend Chris Sands. He is, very simply, the best I have ever seen. I hope you’re fortunate enough to have the pleasure of working with him!
- Ron Willens | Willens Family Partnership
You and your team took a challenging transaction and stuck with it until the very end no matter what it took. Your patience, creativity and hard work allowed us to sell our property at a price we never thought we could get, at a CAP rate that we never would have imagined and a price per square foot that was unthinkable given the market conditions. I doubt any other broker would have stuck with us through this process like you did and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and your team to anyone else.
- Bob Sonnenblick | Sonnenblick Industries
I see myself in you when I was in my early years of brokerage and because of that I have the utmost confidence that you will be in this business for a very long time. Your drive, commitment, perseverance and care for your clients will lead you to even more success than you’ve already had.
- R.A. Watt | Watt Communities
Chris I want to thank you and your team for the excellent results on our sale. The closing of our Fresh & Easy in Oxnard had its challenges but Sands Investment Group stayed focused, committed and diligent throughout the entire processes. I’ve worked with many brokers and you and your team are among the best to do business with in the investment arena. I’m always confident that my needs will be met when we work together. I especially liked the constant communication and feedback. We received a price that was higher than our expectations and look forward to working with you on future transactions.
- Tom Davies | Cardiff Realty Holdings
Chris Sands has a very rare quality that you don’t find in brokerage very often; he will ALWAYS truly have your best interest in mind whether that means helping with the sale of a property, purchasing a property for investment purposes or just being there as a resource for anything in between. Because of this, my multiple experiences with Sands Investment Group have been nothing short of fantastic. Chris’ honesty and integrity is like a breath of fresh air in the world of commercial real estate and I look forward to working together for years to come.
- Steve Hunt | Investor
Your knowledge of the marketplace and diligent customer service that you demonstrated during our exchange made working with you and your team easy. I’m always confident you have my best interests in mind and I look forward to doing more business together in the future.
- Gary Mull | Providence Investment Properties
Dynamic Development Company would like to thank Chris and his team for their outstanding professional assistance with our most recent sales transaction. Sands Investment Group’s efforts and services went above and beyond making it a pleasure to work with. We look forward to working with them in the future.
- Carter Crouch | Dynamic Development Properties
We hired Sands Investment Group (SIG) to market and sell a commercial property in San Antonio Texas last year. Our goal was to get it sold quickly at a fair price to us, the Sellers, as well as the Buyer. With the help of SIG we arrived at a price that was fair, and they helped sell the property at close to asking price. Once we had a signed contract, SIG worked very hard in coordinating documents required by both Buyer and Seller as well as the Bank. SIG and in particular, KAVEH EBRAHIMI, worked diligently and tirelessly to bring this sale to a conclusion. I would highly recommend SIG and Kaveh Ebrahimi to anyone who is selling or buying commercial property.
- Eugene W. Woerner | Llagas Valley Associates, LLC
Elan Sieder and the SIG Investment Group are true real estate professionals. I recently had a very rewarding and pleasant experiencing listing my investment property with them and achieving above expected returns within the targeted timeline. My company represents groups of investors looking for profitable real estate holdings, and cannot trust my reputation and results to just anyone. Elan and SIG made numerous efforts to secure buyers and most importantly, maintained continual contact with me as to the progress of the transaction. I recommend that you put your trust in SIG to get the job done. They represent a broad portion of the real estate market and will be both realistic and punctual in reaching your expectations. They are honest and forthright, and will be your advocate as you define your investment objectives. I am continuing our relationship with SIG well into the foreseeable future.
- Gary | Seller
We recently listed a commercial building with Elan Sieder after an unsuccessful experience with another broker. Elan was professional, persistent and answered all questions that arose to keep the close on schedule. I would certainly use Elan Sieder in the future and recommend him to friends.
- John Scarbrough | Seller
I recently had an opportunity to work with Elan from Sands Investment Group. I’m glad I worked with them as the entire buying process was so transparent and smooth. Though I didn’t have my own agent representing me, Elan took care of my interests and offered the best possible outcomes. He was backed by his entire team with full commitment to close the deal and prompt responses for all my questions even after closing the deal. I would be glad to work with Elan and Sand Investment group if I get an opportunity.
- Raj Kosaraju | Buyer
I came to Sands Investment Group looking to invest in commercial property that would provide me with an income for my retirement. This was my first endeavor investing in commercial property. I worked closely with Max Freedman, who walked me through every step, explained everything and made me feel very confidant in my purchase. I am now an owner and making a great income! I can’t wait to work with Max again and keep growing!
- Sheryl Daley | Buyer
When Kaveh contacted me about selling one of my properties I was in fact needing to free up some capital. He focused SIG’s considerable resources and his knowledge of the markets to bring my Georgia building to market. Despite many fits and fickle buyers we were able to get me freed up. Kaveh’s consistently calm professional demeanor was key and I very much appreciated his unbiased informed council through the entire process. I have worked with more than a few brokerage companies in my 40 plus year career, none better than him and his team. I look forward to working with Kaveh again and recommend him without reservation to any who are in this market.
- Marshal Rothman | Seller
Chris, Not only was I satisfied working with you, I was outright floored with our experience. Because of your brokerage skills and your team’s thorough marketing abiltities, you got us 28% more for our property than I thought I could get (and even tried to get myself). With more than 30 years in the business along with all the transactions I’ve done I can unequivocally say that I would recommend you and your team to anyone who wants to work with a skillful, knowledgeable, honest broker who I consider to be one of the best there is.
- Stuart Sackley | Sackley Family Trust