A single-office boutique firm based in Southern California is making a big impact in the net lease space nationwide. Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors has become a leading retail investment sales brokerage firm in numerous markets with $2.8 billion in retail property sales in the last 36 months. The firm was founded in 2004 and is led by president Ed Hanley. Despite the pandemic disruption, Hanley Investment Group closed 2020 with a total sales volume of nearly $710 million. The firm also set record-low cap rates in California and other areas of the country, particularly the Midwest, as it sought high returns and worked with local developers and buyers willing to pay a premium for quality net-leased real estate. The firm has become one of the most active brokerage companies nationwide. It works in several net lease sectors, including quick-service restaurant drive-thrus, banks, convenience stores, grocery, auto service, express car wash properties and daycare/learning centers. The company leverages property-specific marketing strategies, cutting-edge technology, local market knowledge and nationwide relationships with investors, developers, institutions, national retailers and franchisees, brokers and 1031 exchange buyers to deliver exceptional results for clients. The company prides itself on fostering long-term relationships, and more than half of its sales during the past three years have come from repeat clients. Hanley additionally supports local and national philanthropic efforts.