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About Us

At CoStar, we’re in the business of equipping our clients with what they need to succeed.

We create opportunity through a combination of reliable tools, resources, and deep understanding on over 4.5 million commercial real estate properties in today’s market. Find relevant information, meet the right people, and make the deals that are critical to your success.

Whatever your business, we’re here to help you reach your goals, and keep you moving ahead with confidence.

Since 1987, we’ve been on a mission to create efficiency and transparency in commercial real estate. From our earliest days, as the ­first company to offer real estate firms comprehensive, objective, reliable information, to our recent expansion into operating some of the most active Internet marketplaces for buying and selling commercial real estate, apartments, businesses and land, we’ve been committed to excellence and creating the most inventive and insightful company in our industry.


Researched and verified information is what has always set CoStar apart. It is the basis of everything we do. Our ability to deliver accurate and trusted information to our clients has won us the business of virtually all the leading commercial real estate firms through out the U.S. and U.K.


Innovation. Responsibility. Community.

The staff and management of CoStar work hard to build a company that advances innovation, responsibility and community in a positive, team-focused environment. So we’re honored when other organizations single us out for business distinction.

  • Forbes Magazine's List of America's 200 Best Small Companies
  • Business 2.0 Magazine’s List of 100 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies
  • Deloitte Fast 50 List of Fastest-Growing Technology Firms (10th consecutive year)
  • 2009 Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion Award (for promoting energy efficiency in the commercial real estate industry)
  • 2007 Transwestern Public Company Trendsetter of the Year Award
  • Ernest & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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Join our new Richmond office

We’re looking for investigative, insightful researchers and technology developers. At any given time, our research team manages and supports over $1 trillion of commercial real estate transaction activity. And we recognize those who share our passion for shaping new advancements.

Our culture is people

Over the last 20+ years, we’ve made sure to build a team and a culture that people want to be a part of. By creating an engaging, dynamic, and healthy environment to work in, we’ve built a team that wants to work together to achieve their goals and the goals of our company.

We team up to give back

When good people come together, great things happen. We’ve always worked to provide our employees social outlets and opportunities to help the community, building a team spirit that stretches far beyond real estate.

We want you to reach your goals

With a large number of offices, departments, and roles available, we want to provide you with the tools you need to achieve your personal and professional goals. Starting with four weeks of paid, professional training, and continuing through whatever job path is important to you, we’re sure we can equip you with the tools you need to move forward with confidence.

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How you'll benefit

Talented employees are the foundation of our success. That's why we work hard to attract and keep individuals with a proven record of performance. Through an assortment of health and lifestyle benefits, we offer you the resources to build a stronger, healthful future … as well as supporting your personal growth, advancement and well-being.

  • Employee Leave
  • Vacation Leave is based on completed service
  • 3 months — 3 days granted
  • 3months but less than 1 year — earn 9 days
  • 1 year but less than 2 years — earn 12 days
  • 2 years but less than 5 years — earn 15 days per year
  • 5 years and more — earn 20 days per year
  • Holidays — 9 per year
  • Personal Days — 2 per year
  • Parental Leave
  • Wedding Leave


  • Washington, DC— Up to $100/month for Metro Smart Benefit Cards
  • Boston, MA — Up to $100/month for T-Pass
  • Columbia, MD — Free parking
  • San Diego, CA — Free parking

Health Care

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision Insurance — CoStar pays most of the premium
  • Pre-tax Health Insurance Premiums
  • Paid Sick Time — 5 days per year
  • Free Flu Shots
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Wellness Program


  • 401(k) Plan — CoStar provides 50 cents for every dollar contributed up to 6% of compensation
  • Company-Paid Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Company-Paid Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Company-Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan


  • Extensive Basic Training for Research and Sales Associates
  • Advanced Training Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Mentor Program
  • Service Awards
  • Business Casual Dress

Employee Paid

  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance Coverage
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Pre-Paid Legal Membership

CoStar reserves the right to modify benefits at any time without notice.

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Corporate Responsibility

How we're doing our part

At CoStar Group, we’re always working to make a difference and bring value to the communities we serve. Through our philanthropic activities, environmental partnerships and small steps taken every day, we’re working to make a difference in our community.

CoStar Builds

Combining environmental awareness with community rehabilitation is where we believe we can have true impact. Through CoStar Builds, we provide support for causes such as these through civic engagement and financial commitment, and are always looking to expand that effort beyond our local markets.

The best use of square footage we've ever seen

Kids should be able to go outside, no matter how sick they are. With long hospital stays, some lasting months, many kids at Children’s National need the outdoors as part of their healing process. But today, there¹s no outdoor space for them or their families to enjoy.

CoStar is helping to raise the funds necessary to turn 7,200 square feet of gravel rooftop into a much-needed Healing Garden - one that will accommodate children of varying degrees of illness, even those who are near end of life. It is our most important square footage ever and so far we have raised close to $1 million!

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