Transaction Total:
$2 billion
Chris Sands
Sands Investment Group
Award Highlights:
  • Founded Sands Investment Group during Great Recession
  • Doubled employee headcount in 2020
  • SIG team completed 420+ sales in 2020

Opening the doors of Sands Investment Group during the global financial crisis in 2010, Chris Sands has thrived in the face of hard times from the very beginning. He stays committed to investing for success well into the future by focusing on relationships built by win-win deals, collaboration and transparency. In 2020, through its founder’s leadership, SIG doubled in size—gaining recognition as one of Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

This past year, Sands and team exclusively listed and sold $2 billion across 41 states in the key areas of automotive, convenience, drugstore, industrial, medical, restaurant and retail. Noteworthy transactions include an 18-unit C-store portfolio in Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama and Arkansas for $22.4 million and an Amazon customer service Center in West Virginia for $16.8 million.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism.
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