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CoStar Group – Why Work For Us?

 We’re CoStar Group. For 25 years we’ve made it a priority to help our employees achieve their best. From accounting and research, to marketing and product development, we know our success is reflected in in the success of the people that make CoStar tick. We are constantly reinventing the way commercial real estate professionals access and use data and want you to play a part in our continued innovation and growth. As you consider your career options, please keep us on your short list. You’ll find we have a great story to tell, and we’re eager to hear yours.

 Since 1987, CoStar has specialized in conducting intensive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Our suite of digital services enables our clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities.

 We are actively recruiting entry level and seasoned professionals across all of our offices, including locations in Southern California, Atlanta, Boston and our headquarters in Washington, DC. Join us!

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At CoStar we believe in working hard and playing hard. Our culture attracts and encourages the best and brightest in a broad range of disciplines. While we take our work seriously, we make plenty of time for fun. We support our employees’ professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement and our inter-office exchange program. We also kick back with happy hours, rooting for local sports teams and events on the deck at our headquarters.

 

Working at CoStar is about more than having a job – it’s about having a career. CoStar employees regularly enjoy long tenures here, advancing to more senior positions within specific departments or taking advantage of opportunities to sample roles in widely different areas of the company. Additionally, about 5% of our current employees are rehires; CoStar alumni who have returned after leaving the company for a period of time.


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.

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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.


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At CoStar we strive to provide our people with happy careers, and it starts with the right combination of great benefits and an even greater atmosphere. Working for CoStar means being rewarded with a variety of health and lifestyle benefits designed to give you the resources to build a stronger, healthier future.

 CoStar Benefits (most benefits are subsidized or paid for by the company):

  • Health Coverage -- Medical/Prescription Drug/Dental/Vision
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a matching contribution
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Leave, Holidays, Parental Leave, Wedding Leave)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Generous Commuter Benefits program

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We strive to create a healthy and fun environment packed with enough amenities and extras to keep you working strong. We believe in the health and vitality of our employees and will support you in the following ways:

  • Business Casual Dress
  • Fitness Center/Fitness Center Discounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh fruit, yogurt and granola bars!

Research

 

We are the No. 1 provider of information and marketing services to commercial real estate professionals in the United States and the United Kingdom and our suite of services offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive database of commercial real estate information throughout the U.S. and abroad.

 

Clients depend on us for the most accurate commercial real estate information available, and in turn, we depend on our teams to deliver. Our experienced research group is the largest in the industry, divided into two groups: field researchers and research associates.

 

Field Research

 

Our field researchers are out on the streets verifying, photographing, measuring and monitoring available space, deliveries, new construction, dispositions, tenant changes and all other applicable property activities.

 

Research Associates

 

Our team of associates manages our databases as well as interview brokers, owners, property managers and others who are instrumental in making commercial property deals. Our specialist’s track conditions and monitor market health like cap rate, absorption, vacancies and rental rates.

 

Sales


Our sales team thrives by providing information and marketing support to solve solutions for our clients while increasing sales. CoStar’s sales division is responsible for growing revenue through the sales of our marketing and informational products to subscribers and non-subscribers within a specific geographic territory and by managing an existing book of business. Each Account Executive is provided with the in-depth training, tools and support they need to help them grow the business.

 

Technology

 

Our technology group runs the systems that make us the leader in the industry. We are responsible for one of the most comprehensive and accurate databases of commercial properties in the U.S. and U.K. This provides us with unmatched clarity and insight into the market as our advanced systems are constantly updated, changing and adapting to industry needs.

 

We are continually developing and releasing enhancements to our products to ensure our clients have the best possible experience. CoStar’s technology group is always innovating to develop the next application.

More than one path to a great career

 

Each employee’s career is an individual adventure. What’s so fantastic about a CoStar career is that you can set your own pace for personal advancement thanks to our promote-from-within philosophy.

 

If you’re interested in a Research position, your career starts on the Portfolio or Field Research path. Each of these paths offer growth within itself and to other paths (see links). Or you may explore opportunities in:

  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Facilities
  • Legal
  • Product/Development Systems

No matter what your aspirations, CoStar knows smart career development recognizes not all individuals want to be people managers. Success here comes in many different forms, whether you seek enrichment in your present assignment or at a managerial level. If you have a proven customer service attitude, self motivation and the ability to think on your feet, your future is bright at CoStar.

CoStar Group Reviews

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  • This company believes in it's employees. They expect a lot but they give you all the tools to do the job!

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    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Consultant
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    I have been working at CoStar Group

    Pros

    the Culture is we are the best at what we do and no other company can give our clients what we have.

    Cons

    Working very hard and usually takes more than 40 hours if you are in sales and want to win.

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    Very glad there is growth and advancement opportunities with all of the CoStar companies.

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CoStar Group Interviews

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015

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    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied online – interviewed at CoStar Group.

    Interview Details

    I felt as if the phone screen was weird and I was being asked irrelevant repetitive questions. I was communicating with the recruiter through email and she decided to schedule a phone interview. Most recruiters would want to know your background and how it relates to the job. You know, things such as how many years of experience do you have? and the skill sets that you have. She didn't ask me anything like that. She kept asking me, "What are you looking for?" I would answer it in a way something like, "To contribute my established experience as an Analyst to this position". She was like, "What is that?......like contribute what?". This was the golden opportunity to explain everything about my background and how it relates to the position. Instead I was not able to continue for she kept asking me questions like, "What are your goals?" "What are you trying to accomplish?" I wanted to say, "My goal is to get this job! I would like to accomplish getting hired" lol, but at this point I was getting quite annoyed. She did not provide any information about the position and I felt as if I was being rushed the whole time. I could hear it in her voice that she was not interested. Even with the questions that I was asking, she had an annoyed tone in her voice when answering them. I asked maybe 1 or 2 questions when she asked me if I had any questions. I could have asked more, but when a person shows me that they are not interested, I feel like it's a waste of time to even continue. I thanked her for her time and I didn't hear from her ever again. What's funny is I meet all of the expectations of this position, but was not even able to talk about it because of her peculiar way of asking questions. Oh well! Their lost. On to the next one! I deleted all of her emails and kept it moving.

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CoStar Group Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
The Post 200, Washington Post, 2011
Social Media Newcomer of the Year, Tenant Advisor/CRE Geek, 2011
Workplace Excellence Award, Alliance for Workplace Excellence, 2012
Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award, Alliance for Workplace Excellence, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.costar.com
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Public (CSGP)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

As the leader of commercial real estate information, marketing and analytic solutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France, CoStar Group’s dynamic team is compelled to deliver results for our clients. We are headquartered in Washington, DC, with a staff of approximately 2,300 worldwide and the industry's largest professional research organization.From accounting, research and sales to marketing and product development, we empower our people to learn the industry and excel in their careers.

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