Mission: 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 ...
We’re CoStar Group. For over 30 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 Richmond, Atlanta, Boston and our headquarters in Washington, DC. Join us!
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.
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.
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.
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):
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:
Richmond, Virgnia Research Headquarters
Discover opportunities that power million dollar decisions every day. We’re looking for smart and talented people to join our research operations team in Richmond, Virginia. Our new Richmond research headquarters office offers you a chance to make your mark while enjoying compensation and benefits reflective of the value that our research and software development teams deliver to our clients. Explore Richmond opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Tenant, or Field Research path. Each of these paths offer growth within itself and to other paths (see links). Or you may explore opportunities in:
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.
I have been working at CoStar Group full-time (Less than a year)
Ive been working for CoStar for about 8 months now, and I so blessed to a part of this company. CoStar is willing to grant so many people the opportunity to begin a new journey in the world of Commercial Real Estate. Having zero experience in this industry is perfectly fine. The trainers here have been some of the best teachers I've ever had, and they do such a great job breaking down the basic fundamentals of commercial real estate. I honestly don't think of this as a job, but an opportunity. An opportunity to absorb as much knowledge as I can, to benefit me in the future in this industry. The people in the Richmond office are so friendly and I've established amazing relationships with SO many people. If your having difficulty with what kind of career you want to pursue, give CoStar a strong consideration. You will not find another company that is willing to give these kind of opportunities.
The cons to this job is that it is a competitive environment. The research positions are metric driven but the goals are very obtainable if you can prove that you work hard. ITS THAT SIMPLE. WORK HARD. Express your work ethic and the knowledge in the industry and how to work with CoStar's software with follow.
Advice to Management
My advice to management is to understand the value of each employee. Its important to find balance with people who prove themselves more effective from a qualitative standpoint VS. quantitative.
I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Irvine, CA) in September 2018.
The recruiter I’m connected with here is absolutely professional, and is a big reason why I’m leaving such a positive review. She has been very quick to respond and openly transparent during every step of the process. She definitely put in the time, and did her job.
Even when the company didn’t have any active openings, she still remained in close contact with me. Typically, recruiters would just avoid picking up the phone under those circumstances. But she understands the importance of networking and paying forward the time.
The senior level decision maker that I spoke with here was also a very good communicator, and showed me a great deal of respect, which goes a LONG way. People are the single most important thing to me in my search for my next company to work with, and this company has a lot to offer.