COLUMBUS, OHIO, March 15, 2016  – Each year commercial real estate agents and firms all over the country are spotlighted to show the “best of the best” based on those who have closed the highest transaction volumes in property sales or leases in 2015 within their respective markets.

The Gilbert Group Inc., Real Estate of Columbus, Ohio and its team members, have been selected by

CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), to receive the CoStar Power Broker and CoStar Top Firm Awards.

The Gilbert Group qualified as one of the top commercial brokerage firms in Columbus, Ohio based on overall leasing transactions closed during the year.  In order to be selected for this honor, the overall transaction volumes were evaluated by CoStar against other commercial real estate brokerage firms active in its region, and subsequently ranked among the top firms in the market.

In addition to the top firm award, four of the ten individuals recognized in the retail Top Broker category were members of our team.  The following Gilbert Group agents were honored:

Michael Nolan | 2009 – 2015

Morey Rotfus | 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

Aaron Gilbert | 2011 – 2015

Emily Hollander | 2013 – 2015

“It is an honor for our team to, once again, be named a CoStar Power Broker Award recipient,” – Aaron Gilbert, Managing Principal of the Gilbert Group.  “This is a tribute to the diligent effort that each broker has put forth throughout the year.  In addition to generating some of the highest retail volumes in the industry, I am even more proud of the solutions we have provided our clients. I am lucky to be associated with a team that wakes up each morning and works toward achieving their goals.”

CoStar Group founder and CEO Andrew C. Florance commended all the winners saying, “With such an active year in commercial real estate, CoStar is proud to honor the individual brokers and firms who perform  at  the  industry’s  highest  level. These  industry  leaders  deserve  to  be  recognized  for  their expertise, hard work and superior deal-making abilities. We extend our congratulations to this year’s winners on their exceptional sales and leasing success.”

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About CoStar Group

CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. Through LoopNet, the Company operates the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with more than

9 million registered members. is a premier online apartment resource for renters that matches apartment seekers with great apartment homes and provides property managers and owners a proven platform for marketing their properties. CoStar operates websites that have over 19 million unique monthly visitors in aggregate during January 2015. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S., in Europe and in Toronto, Canada with a staff of over 2,400 worldwide, including the industry’s largest professional research organization. For more information,

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About The Gilbert Group

The Gilbert Group Inc., Real Estate is a full-service commercial real estate firm that has provided solutions in retail real estate brokerage, management, investment and development since 1977. They market and/or manage over 110 commercial properties totaling over 6.1million square feet around Ohio. They also   represent   many   national   retailers   as   they  expand   throughout   the  Midwest.   The  Gilbert Group continues to be one of the premier real estate firms in Ohio that specializes in retail properties. They have been the recipient of the Consumer’s Choice Award from 2006-2014 for their property management services. The firm has also been recognized by CoStar in 2010-2015 as a “Top Firm” based upon transaction volume and square feet leased.

The Gilbert Group is the representative firm for ChainLinks Retail Advisors in Columbus, Ohio. ChainLlinks Retail Advisors have an extensive national presence having offices in 53 major markets across North America with 750 local market retail broker specialists. Each office is independently owned and operated and are considered to be the “best-of-the-best” within their respective markets. Combining the representation of the various member firms, ChainLinks exclusively represents over 1,500 retailers and over 200 million square feet of retail space. ChainLinks member firms completed more than 5,000 transactions totaling approximately 54 million square feet of retail space and a consideration amount of just under $6.4 billion nationwide in 2015.

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