The Icon Companies honored with 2014 Costar Power Broker Award

 

Local Firm Selected by Commercial Real Estate’s Largest Research Organization as One of the Top Leasing and Sales Firms in the Market

Syracuse, NY – April 30, 2015 – The Icon Companies has been selected by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, to receive a CoStar Power Broker TM Award.  This annual award recognizes the “best of the best” in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2014 within their respective markets.

The Icon Companies qualified as one of the top commercial brokerage firms in Syracuse, NY based on total leasing and sale transactions closed during the year. Icon’s accomplishments for the year included brokering the number one ranked lease transaction in terms of value for 2014.   The firm’s transactions included the sale of two significant Downtown Syracuse properties, the 246,880 square foot Sibley’s Building at 400 S Salina St. and the former Excellus Building, a 213,498 square foot office building at 344 S Warren St.

Overall, Icon was responsible for 3 of the top 20 largest lease transactions in the Syracuse market.   Icon had 3 of the top 30 ranked agents in the market for leasing transactions, and Grazi Zazzara, President, finished 2014 ranked as one of the top brokers for both lease and sales volume in the Syracuse market.

“Icon is honored to have been recognized as one of the top commercial real estate firms in the Syracuse market,” said Grazi Zazzara, President. “We are very proud of our results, finishing as a top firm in both Sales and for Leasing.  Our young and dynamic team is dedicated to help each of our clients fulfill their specific real estate needs.  We have carried the momentum into 2015 and are off to an even faster start this year.  Our company has also welcomed in new agents for 2015 as well, seeing a 40 percent increase in number of agents from last year.”

“CoStar is proud to honor the individual brokers and firms who perform at the industry’s highest level each year,” said CoStar Group founder and CEO Andrew C. Florance.  “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.”

The complete list of 2014 CoStar Power Broker Awards winners can be found at CoStarPowerBrokers.com.

*Reported volume is based on information provided by CoStar.

About CoStar Group, Inc.

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. Apartments.com 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, visit www.costargroup.com.

About The Icon Companies:

Icon thrives as a full service Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Development, and Management company serving Upstate New York.  Icon strives to serve as the catalyst for accomplishing clients’ immediate and long term goals. With a proven track record of delivering superior results across the country, Icon’s dynamic team of professionals is reinforced by first rate technology, strategic network partnerships, and constant market data.  As a trusted partner and proponent to clients, Icon is dedicated to providing practical and economical solutions that are responsive to each client’s specific real estate needs. For more information, visit www.theiconcompanies.com.