THE ICON COMPANIES WINS 2 COSTAR POWER BROKER AWARDS

Local Firm Selected by Commercial Real Estate’s Largest Research Organization as a Top Leasing and Sales Firms in the Syracuse, NY Marketplace.

Syracuse, NY – April 7, 2016 – For the second consecutive year, The Icon Companies is proud to announce it has been recognized by Costar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, as a top commercial brokerage firms in the Syracuse, NY marketplace.

The Icon Companies, a full service Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Development and Management Company serving Upstate New York, received the 2015 Costar Power Broker Award for Top Leasing Firm and the 2015 Costar Power Broker Award for Top Sales Firm. In order to be selected for this honor, Icon’s 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.

Icon’s significant transactions that closed in 2015 included the sale of two office buildings in Armory Square totaling 44,865 square feet, the purchase of Sugarwood Plaza on Buckley Road and the lease of a 20,000 square feet retail space to Country Max at Dewitt Town Center on Erie Boulevard.

“It’s an honor for Icon to be recognized again this year as a top firm for both sales and leasing.  Our real estate professionals and support staff have a very special energy, they are constantly adapting to the market and developing the best strategies to meet each clients’ specific needs,” said Grazi Zazzara Jr, President of The Icon Companies.

For fifteen years CoStar has recognized the top commercial real estate brokerage firms with the Power Broker Award. All commercial real estate sales and lease transactions that closed during the previous year are tallied to determine the winners in each market. The Power Broker Awards are presented to both the firms and individuals who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales and leases in their respective markets.

“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,” 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.”

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.