Serial entrepreneur and visionary real estate investor Sean Bandawat is the founder of Sands Residential™, a real estate company that specializes in the acquisition, design, and development of residential real estate assets in Scottsdale’s most desirable locations. Sean has significant experience in the Scottsdale townhouse and condominium market, with the properties under his watch continuously setting record-breaking lease and sale prices.
Sean Bandawat embarked on his business career by acquiring Jacob Bromwell®, an iconic home goods company nationally recognized as the oldest housewares manufacturer in the United States, founded in 1819. The revival of the Jacob Bromwell® brand began in college when he developed a business plan that set out to completely transform and revitalize the troubled company which was once a household name. His bold turnaround plan proved successful, and in 2017 Sean was invited to The White House to participate in a “Made in America Roundtable” with President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, along with 20 other companies that contribute to American manufacturing and job creation. In 2020, Jacob Bromwell® was recognized by Shopify as being in the top 1% of its highest growth e-commerce retail stores. Additionally, since his acquisition, Jacob Bromwell® has received global media attention in nearly every major news publication, including Inc., The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Martha Stewart Living, Esquire, People, and more. While Jacob Bromwell® continues to see growth under his leadership, Sean has recently turned his attention to investing in additional direct-to-consumer brands to bolster the company’s portfolio, which include Billy Twang®, a specialty brand of Texas-style dry rubs, and MistBuddy®, a line of patent-pending personal misters that reduce the temperature by as much as 30 degrees in just seconds.
Mr. Bandawat is the co-founder of RedCarpet™, the first technology business of its kind to provide nationwide pizza delivery from critically-acclaimed pizzerias in Chicago. A pioneer in the nationwide food delivery space, RedCarpet™ gives locally owned and operated Chicago pizzerias a national footprint, while providing consumers nationwide with exclusive access to world famous, Chicago-style pizza.
Sean is also an angel investor in several financial technology businesses, most notably Ant Money, a series of applications which help people generate small amounts of money to seed investment accounts, and Float, which provides credit reports, scores, debt and pay-off services for couples.
Mr. Bandawat holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He studied under world-renowned leadership author Warren Bennis, and as an undergraduate was honored by USC with the “Most Outstanding President”, “Lifetime Achievement”, and “Top Undergraduate Business Plan” awards. Sean is a frequent guest lecturer at USC and enjoys serving as a mentor for aspiring entrepreneurs.