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CoStar Wins National News Award

June 27, 2012

The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) announced the winners of its 62nd Annual Journalism Awards on Friday, June 22, at its annual conference held this year in Denver. CoStar's news service received one of the top awards under the "Best Commercial Real Estate Report" category.

NAREE's Journalism Awards recognize excellence in reporting, writing and editing stories about residential and commercial real estate, with prizes totaling $8,000 in 25 categories with three overall winners.

A panel of judges from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University reviewed all the submissions and selected the winners.

CoStar News Director Tim Trainor was recognized for his reporting on the far-reaching impact of shifting demographics and advances in technology on future office demand, which was awarded second place in the category.

In addition to winners in the 25 news categories, the top three overall winners included Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Felix Gillette, who won the Best Overall Entry by an Individual Award for his story, "The King of All Vegas Real Estate Scams," detailing how ordinary people stood up to lawyers and contractors in cahoots to expose a complex criminal conspiracy. Kenneth Harney of the Washington Post Writers Group and Inman News won the Best Freelance Collection Award for his series exposing the extensive errors made by the IRS in administering housing tax credits, and Daniel Miller of The Hollywood Reporter won the Best Entry by a Young Journalist Award his reporting on the Church of Scientology buying up key properties throughout Hollywood.

The full list of NAREE journalism awards winners can be found here.

CoStar Group has served as a primary news and information source for the CRE industry for more than two decades. CoStar's news operations are led by a team of journalists with a combined 65 years of experience covering the business of commercial real estate. CoStar is also one of the largest sources of industry news, publishing more than 8,000 news reports each year. Last year, CoStar expanded its news operations by launching a CRE news service in the U.K.

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