OWN Alabama was originally formed in 2018 by Andy Sink and John Thomas. The goal then and now is simple. Leverage our experience, relationships, and platform to acquire real estate within the State of Alabama in markets we know and understand. OWN Alabama has a one-of-a-kind commercial real estate acquisition strategy and structure. Designed for the long term, its purpose is to acquire Alabama real estate. Make Alabama better in the process. Our experienced team has a combined 70+ years in the commercial real estate and commercial real estate lending industry. This experience allows us to assess opportunities and close deals quickly. We can also leverage the combined strength of a world-class real estate services firm, Colliers Alabama, with offices in Birmingham and Huntsville to provide leasing and management expertise to maximize the value of our portfolio.
BS in Commerce & Business
Administration, Real Estate
University of Alabama
Andy Sink – Principal
Meet Andy Sink, a highly experienced real estate professional with over 30 years of expertise in the commercial real estate industry. As the Co-Founder and Manager of OWN Alabama and Managing Director of the Investment Advisory division of Colliers International | Alabama, Andy leads a team that provides investment property advisory, private fund structuring, and real estate investment management services to high-net-worth individuals and families.
Andy has been involved in numerous investment transactions and development projects throughout his career, with a total value exceeding $700 million. He has also created and managed six private equity funds and three private family investment funds, with a combined value of over $100 million. Andy has experience with a diverse mix of real estate assets types, including single-tenant and multi-tenant industrial, office, retail and medical properties, and single and multifamily residential properties.
In addition to his extensive real estate experience, Andy has served as a member of the board of directors of public company Selectis Health, formerly Global Healthcare REIT (GBCS). He was also a partner in the middle-market investment banking firm Founders Advisors, where he directed the real estate advisory practice focusing primarily on working with operating companies seeking to execute sale-leaseback transactions.
Outside of his professional accomplishments, Andy is an active member of his community. He serves on the board of directors for Restoration Academy, an inner-city Christian school, and is a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club. He also attends Redeemer Community Church and is active in marriage ministry. Andy and his wife, Laura, have three children, Emily, Andrew, and Mary Carolyn.
Andy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration with a major in real estate from The University of Alabama.
John Thomas – Principal
Meet John Thomas, a seasoned real estate and banking professional with over 35 years of experience. As a co-founder of OWN Alabama and Senior Vice President and Director of the Investment Advisory Division at Colliers International | Alabama, John is part of a team that specializes in investment property advisory and brokerage, investment fund structuring and real estate investment management for high-net-worth families and individuals.
John began his banking career in 1988 with SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, where he worked in the bank’s Real Estate Finance group, extending construction loans to developers of medical office buildings, industrial warehouses, apartments, office buildings, and hotels. During this time, he also gained experience in the underwriting of operating companies while working in the bank’s corporate and investment banking group. He later joined Alabama-based Aliant Bank, where he served as the bank’s senior lending officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. Additionally, John spent time with middle-market investment banking firm Founders Advisors, where he specialized in working with companies evaluating sale-leaseback transactions.
At OWN Alabama, John is an integral member of the executive leadership team and the investment committee. His primary responsibilities include underwriting tenant credit and sourcing debt financing for target acquisitions and existing portfolio assets. With more than two decades of experience in the banking industry, John provides invaluable insight and expertise to OWN Alabama, having provided construction and permanent financing for various property types such as office, industrial, multi-family, medical office, skilled nursing and hospitality.
John is active in the community serving on the board of Pastoral Care and Training Center and as a member of Canterbury United Methodist church. He and his wife Gina have three children Madison, Fletcher and Jordan.
John earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Stovie Moore – Asset Manager
Meet Stovie Moore, a Senior Investment Associate at OWN Alabama and member of the Colliers International | Alabama Investment Advisory Team. With over 10 years of commercial real estate experience, Stovie specializes in asset management and acquisitions. He is responsible for analyzing and executing wealth-building investment opportunities, managing private investment entities, and overseeing ongoing investment management and disposition strategies.
Stovie’s areas of expertise include investment strategy, acquisition and due diligence, and debt-investment management. Prior to joining Colliers, he worked for Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, BB&T, Colonial Bank, and Trimont Real Estate Advisors. He has helped arrange over $100 million in commercial and multifamily debt, managed a 150-loan multifamily portfolio under Fannie Mae’s DUS loss-sharing program, and provided loan investment management services to some of the nation’s largest commercial real estate lenders. Stovie has experience analyzing commercial real estate product types including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, hospitality, and self-storage.
He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate from Georgia State University, where he attended via athletic and academic scholarships.
Sam Zoldock – Acquisition Manager
Meet Sam Zoldock, an Investment Associate at OWN Alabama who specializes in acquisitions. He is also a member of the Colliers International | Alabama Investment Advisory Team. Sam’s primary responsibilities include identifying new investment opportunities for the fund, analyzing investment prospects, and executing new deals.
Sam has extensive experience in the real estate industry, including investments and brokerage. Before joining Colliers International, he worked as an Analyst at Park Capital, a private equity firm specializing in lower middle-market investments based in Mobile, Alabama. Sam has also been involved in distressed turnarounds, early-stage investing, and real estate development.
Sam is actively involved in community organizations such as the Advisory Council of Restoration Academy, JH Ranch, and JH Outback.
Sam graduated Cum Laude from Samford University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Finance, where he attended via an academic scholarship.