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Today, CoStar’s suite of Internet-based marketing and information services serves tens of thousands of commercial real estate professionals worldwide. Why do professional players from so many local, regional, national and international organizations trust CoStar to find, market and analyze commercial properties? What sets CoStar apart? Read what these professionals say about CoStar …

 

Within a month of starting my SHOWCASE subscription I started getting calls, many coming from out of state. In fact, I now have a big deal in the works off a SHOWCASE lead in New Jersey. The broker saw my listing on SHOWCASE, called, talked and made a proposal. I depend on SHOWCASE to get the word out to the public on my listings. I don’t do newspapers ads or Craigslist. I rely on my email contact list and SHOWCASE. Now my email signature even has a SHOWCASE link. When prospects look at my listings, SHOWCASE not only keeps track of the number of views, but also the names of the companies viewing them. Who viewed my listings? Maybe it was a company or broker I’m familiar with. That’s good to know.

I’m very pleased with SHOWCASE. Doing one deal pays for the service tenfold. That’s what I call payback.

Dana Beecher
Managing Broker
Mattone Group, LLC

 

SHOWCASE is a good product. In this tight economy, SHOWCASE allows us to market our properties to the average consumer … it’s another avenue to get our properties in front of the public. I like how SHOWCASE represents us in a very professional manner. Take the mapping feature, for example. SHOWCASE does a great job of displaying our properties on a map and makes it easy for prospects to view our listing. Aerial graphics are very good, too. Prospects want to see exactly where the property is and SHOWCASE aerials do a fine job of doing that.



Robert Tack
Chief Executive Officer
Capital Retail Group

 

I’ve tried all the online listing services at one time or another, including our own website. I’m tickled to death with SHOWCASE. It’s so simple and direct. Now all our listings are up to date and easy to find on Google and Yahoo. We get calls from all over the U.S. My clients are especially impressed by the number of hits their listings receive. We’ve renewed listing contracts by presenting SHOWCASE activity reports. One renewal led to a deal I would have lost if it wasn’t for SHOWCASE. Listing on SHOWCASE helps us close deals.



Terry Caniford
Commercial Realtor
Christopher Real Estate Company

 

I am a Century 21 Centurion agent specializing in Commercial brokerage, representing 40 to 70 properties in the Houston metro area. SHOWCASE is perfect for me. For just $50 a month, the general public can see all my listings. Plus, it gives me access to everything for sale nationally.

In the last 60 days, my properties have been viewed over 13,400 times on SHOWCASE. I get good leads from SHOWCASE and it’s a key part of what I do to promote my properties. The SHOWCASE link is even part of my email signature. You are missing the boat if you’re not using SHOWCASE.



Dwayne Morris
Senior Commercial Agent
CENTURY 21 Paramount /KEY

 

CoStar Tenant helps me prospect for tenants by providing me with the names, the buildings they’re in, a contact person and in some cases the expiration dates of their leases.

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Chuck Langdon
McEnearney Commercial
 

 

I recently leased an office to a publicly-traded company from a SHOWCASE lead. We’re a small shop, so a deal like that not only builds our credibility, but may also mean quality referrals from the tenant I placed. In my experience other online marketing services, include a lot of expired or misrepresented listings. SHOWCASE verifies data. I would not have come in contact with a company like this without SHOWCASE.

I also use SHOWCASE to pitch landlords for exclusives. SHOWCASE is a broker-only tool, so I can offer landlords marketing exposure they can’t get on their own. The reports SHOWCASE provides about all the prospects that view my listings help in the presentation and require no work on my part. SHOWCASE pays for itself with just one deal a year. To me, a subscription to SHOWCASE is a no-brainer.

Eli Someck
Director Commercial Leasing & Sales
Living Real Estate Group

 

Subscribing to CoStar is critical in a fast-moving market. It allows the appraiser to get rapid and accurate sales and rental information, which is critical to getting those reports out.

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Bill Moroney, MAI
President
Moroney & Associates, Inc.
 

 

I believe we were one of the first in the Denver area to subscribe to SHOWCASE. I knew right away that SHOWCASE would be a quick way to differentiate ourselves in a crowded market. The fact SHOWCASE comes from CoStar plays very well with many of the owners I represent. They respect the CoStar name, so there’s a definite “wow factor” when I present SHOWCASE in pitches for exclusives.

In the last 30 days, I’ve received several quality leads and a deal is brewing from a SHOWCASE lead. Just as important, though, is the way SHOWCASE sets our brand apart from competitors. SHOWCASE is a powerful edge in winning new business and keeping the business I have. I routinely show SHOWCASE performance reports to clients. They like to see how many hits their property is generating.

It’s our goal to be the top retail property brokerage in Denver. SHOWCASE is helping make it happen.

William K. Jenkins, CPM
Principal
The Laramie Company

 

You have been a very big asset to our success in keeping our agents trained and "in the know". You have covered every area from retail, office and industrial in our webinar conferences and have personally given attention to those who I have let fall between the cracks.

Pete Glover is one of our best agents in land and investments. He had an opportunity to work on a deal in retail in which he did not have any prior education in that field. He told Charlie Louis, our senior vice president and me that you "came to his rescue" and he made the deal.

Dotene E. Stephens
Director, Commercial & Investments
Prudential Commercial-Corporate

 

SHOWCASE is such a logical, cost-effective concept. Take the performance reports. In this economy, it’s more important than ever for owners to know about the number of views their listing generates.

I especially like how listings on SHOWCASE are continuously updated by CoStar researchers. Not long ago, I got a call from a broker at a top national firm asking about a space listing in their database. 'I closed that deal years ago.' That won’t happen with SHOWCASE. I trust the information. That saves me time and trouble. SHOWCASE is phenomenal!

Steven Pressler
Senior Managing Director
Promenade Real Estate Corp.

 

I’m on my way now to give a tour of a space the tenant found through our SHOWCASE listings on Google. It’s a physician looking at 5,000 sq. ft. at $28 a sq. ft. NRA. It’s a great lead, typical of SHOWCASE. It’s safe to say 90% of our leads come from CoStar. We’ve seen our commissions triple since we signed on with CoStar four years ago. They’re a life saver.

SHOWCASE means a lot as we expand into new markets across the state. With SHOWCASE, we know investors nationwide see our for-sale listings. Owners like the idea their properties have high visibility on Google and Yahoo. SHOWCASE gives our shop the same marketing clout as the big boys.

Peggy Rougeou
Director of Commercial Leasing
Tarantino Properties

 

Put simply, SHOWCASE works.  We recently sold a high profile retail parcel in Southern California through a lead generated by CoStar.  I'd strongly recommend this product to any broker or owner with commercial property to sell.

Jim Menton
RE/MAX Commercial Brokerage
Manhattan, Beach

 


CoStar COMPS allows us to pinpoint some markets and look very carefully at what the vacancies and trends are in those specific submarkets.

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Tom Shields, MAI
Vice President/Distric Manager
Joseph J. Blake & Associates, Inc.

 

With CoStar, we can identify comparables before we leave the office, which saves us a lot of time, aggravation and money. I would strongly recommend to any serious appraiser.

Richard Shorter, SRA, SCGREA
Chief Appraisal Officer
Columbia Bank

 


About two weeks before our SHOWCASE demo, a national financial institution called us about a 25,000 sq. ft. space listing we had on CoStar. That sold us right there. If this kind of quality prospect searches CoStar, why not cast an even bigger net with SHOWCASE?

David Kramer, CCIM, LEED AP
Vice President 
Grady Pridgen, Inc.

 

We were an early SHOWCASE adopter. Within days of listing, we received a great lead from an office tenant. Within 30 days of that, we had a signed deal. We really like how SHOWCASE gives our listings priority placement on GoogleTM.

The owners and retailers I represent want Google exposure. SHOWCASE delivers!

Tim McNutt
Commercial Leasing
Bright Realty, Ltd.

 


Our SHOWCASE subscription paid for itself in days with a lead that we turned into a deal on a seemingly unleasable basement suite.  Plus, we're landing new assignments and retaining current ones by letting owners know of the huge Internet exposure their properties have on SHOWCASE.

William K. Montrose
Principal
AMR Commercial, LLC

 

CoStar gives you the competitive advantage with the huge amount of data...I consider them an extended staff member.

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George Livingston
President, Managing Principal
NAI Realvest


Having a tool like CoStar and the ability to tap into the current information quickly [is] the key to success.

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Pat Duffy
President
Colliers Arnold

 

I populate every one of my listings with all the floor plans, site plans and photographs, so that brokers see everything they need to know before they even call me.

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Dave Wills
Vice President
NAI Michaels Companies, Inc.

 

Every one of our brokers has CoStar up every minute that they're in the office.end quote

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Mike Hetchkop
CFO
Ezra Company

 

CoStar services are a very good value and, quite frankly, an invaluable tool.end quote

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Richard J. McBride, Jr.
President
McBride Real Estate Services, Inc.

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