Given a metric space $(X, d)$, we can consider the set of all quasi-isometries $f: X \to X$, and quotient out by the equivalence relation identifying $f$ and $g$ if $\sup_{x \in X}d(f(x), g(x))$ is finite. Doing so, we obtain a set of equivalence classes $\mathcal{QI}(X)$ that is a group under composition.

In the same spirit as the questions Every group is a fundamental group and Is every group the automorphism group of a group?, we can ask: for which groups $G$ does there exist a metric space $X$ such that $\mathcal{QI}(X) \cong G?$

Surprisingly, someone told me today that basically nothing is known about this question. According to them, we do not even know how to construct a metric space $X$ such that $\mathcal{QI}(X)$ is a finite cyclic group.

Given this, my question is: what *do* we know about the quasi-isometry groups of metric spaces? For example, what are some metric spaces $X$ for which $\mathcal{QI}(X)$ has been computed? Do we know of any groups $G$ which are not isomorphic to $\mathcal{QI}(X)$ for any $X$?