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Andy Sink | Colliers | Birmingham, AL

Andy Sink


Managing Director & Principal | Birmingham

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Professional Summary

Andy Sink is currently the Managing Director of the Investment Advisory division and Principal for Colliers International | Alabama. His team provides investment property advisory, investment property brokerage, investment fund structuring and real estate investment management to high net worth families and individuals. His team also provides advisory services to privately held operating companies seeking to enhance enterprise value via various real estate strategies including sale leaseback and private fund structuring.

‚ÄčAndy Sink has more than 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry with a broad range of expertise in real estate brokerage and investments.  His specialty is single tenant investments and sale leaseback transactions.  He has been involved in numerous investment transactions and projects with an aggregate value in excess of $700 million.  He has also worked on both the buy and sell side of sale leaseback transactions involving companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing and distribution, professional services, medical and assisted living.   He has also created and managed six different private equity funds and three different private family investment funds with an aggregate value in excess of 150 Million.  

Prior to his role at Colliers International, Andy was Managing Director of Founders Investment Properties (FIP) which spun out of Founders Investment Banking in December 2011. In 2012 FIP went into partnership with Birmingham based Sandner Commercial Real Estate, Inc. The two firms partnered with Colliers International in 2012 to offer an expanded menu of commercial real estate services unique in the Alabama market.

Prior to the formation of FIP, Andy was a partner at Founders Investment Banking, LLC  where he served as Managing Director of the firm’s real estate advisory practice from 2004-2011. His focus at Founders Investment Baking was providing advisory services to middle market operating companies seeking to maximize enterprise value by monetizing real estate via sale leaseback transactions.  During this same time period he and his partners formed Foundation Fund Management Company (FFMC).  FFMC has created multiple niche private equity funds, which included Foundation Sale Leaseback Fund, Foundation Cypress Development Fund, Foundation Retail Development Fund, Foundation Residential Acquisition Fund and Foundation New Media Fund.  His responsibilities at FFMC included overseeing and implementing initial fund strategy, structuring, capital raising and ongoing investment acquisition, disposition and management.

Prior to joining Founders, he was a partner in the commercial real estate firm Eason, Graham & Sandner, Inc. (EGS) from 1993-2004 and was responsible for the Industrial Services Division. During his tenure at EGS he became involved in the acquisition and development of numerous multi-tenant industrial projects totaling more than 3 million square feet.  He also became active in the sale leaseback advisory business, assisting several Alabama-based businesses and private equity funds in monetizing real estate assets via sale leaseback transactions.  

Andy began his career in 1990 as a property manager for Taylor & Mathis, an Atlanta-based regional real estate development and management company. 


  • Real Property Administrators Designation (RPA)
  • 2001 Industrial Real Estate Deal of the Year by the Birmingham Business Journal
  • 2004 Top 40 under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal
  • 2015 Deal of the year by the Birmingham Business Journal  (Medhelp 280)


Andy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and business administration with a major in real estate from The University of Alabama. He also earned a Real Property Administrators (RPA) designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) in 1994. He holds a state of Alabama real estate broker’s license.

Memberships & Involvements

Andy Sink is a former member of the board of directors for Global Healthcare REIT (GBCS), a current board of trustees’ member and secretary of the Eyesight Foundation of Alabama and a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club.  He is also a board member of Restoration Academy.  He is a former member of the Compass Bank (BBVA) Young Executive Board, the former President and board member for the Birmingham chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), a former board member and founding member of the Birmingham Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and a member of the Birmingham Business Journals top 40 under 40.  He attends Redeemer Community Church and is active in marriage ministry. Andy and his wife, Laura, have three children, Emily, Andrew and Mary Carolyn.


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Fund Management, Asset Management, Debt and Equity Finance, Investment Properties

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Healthcare, Industrial, Office

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