Max Freeman Freeman says more people are looking for hands-off investment opportunities.

DALLAS—The ICSC Texas Conference and Deal Making event was a three-day regional event with information about current industry issues and a way to connect with regional contacts for deal making. After the event last week, Max Freedman, head of the Sands Investment Group Austin office and restaurant group, discussed some of the trends that came out of the conference and what’s ahead for the industry in the coming year, in this exclusive.