Andy Sands 

Director, Up for Growth Action Board of Directors; Managing Partner, Carmel Partners 

As Managing Partner, Andy Sands brings deep experience and holistic understanding of the multifamily space. Mr. Sands is a veteran investor with over 25 years of real estate experience. His responsibilities include oversight of Carmel’s real estate investments and portfolio strategy, and he serves as a voting member of the Investment Committee and a member of the Management Committee.

Prior to joining Carmel Partners, Mr. Sands was a Managing Director at Lowe Enterprises Investors where he headed their multifamily business, which focused on acquiring and developing assets in over 25 markets throughout the U.S. Prior to Lowe, Mr. Sands founded Brooktree Realty Investors & Multi-Housing Capital Advisors, which focused on multifamily investments in the Western U.S. Before that, he was a Managing Principal at ING Realty Partners, a private equity real estate investment firm that made opportunistic investments on behalf of institutional investors.

Mr. Sands earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics and history from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration in finance and real estate from UCLA, Anderson School of Management.