Capitol Equities honored with 2011 CoStar Awards

Columbus, OH (March 08, 2012)

Capitol Equities Realty has been selected by CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP), commercial real estate’s leading independent research firm, to receive two 2011 CoStar Awards. Capitol Equities has received both a CoStar Power Broker Firm Award and a Power Broker Individual Award. These awards recognize the “best of the best” in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases for the entire year of 2011 in their respective markets.

As the largest professional research organization serving the commercial real estate industry, CoStar is uniquely positioned to identify the top firms and brokers in each market throughout the U.S. All awards are based on transaction data maintained in CoStar’s commercial real estate database, which is the largest independently researched database of commercial real estate property information available online.

Capitol Equities qualified as one of the top commercial brokerage firms in central Ohio based on total lease transactions closed during the 2011 calendar year. J.R. Kern, a principal at Capitol Equities, qualified as one of the top commercial brokers in central Ohio based specifically on total leasing retail transactions completed in 2011.

In order to be selected for these honors Capitol Equities was evaluated against other commercial real estate brokerage firms active in its region by CoStar Group, and subsequently ranked among the top firms in the market.

“CoStar Group is very proud to acknowledge the outstanding brokers and firms who performed at the industry’s highest level to achieve remarkable sales and leasing success in 2011,” said CoStar Group Founder and CEO Andrew C. Florance. “These top performers truly represent the best of the best in commercial real estate, and they deserve to be recognized for their proven deal-making abilities. We congratulate Capitol Equities on their impressive professional accomplishment.”

The complete list of 2011 CoStar Power Broker Awards can be found at

About CoStar Group, Inc.

CoStar Group (Nasdaq: CSGP) is commercial real estate’s leading provider of information and analytic services. 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. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe with a staff of approximately 1,500 worldwide, including the industry’s largest professional research organization. For more information, visit