Press Release
The Gilbert Group and Five Team Members Honored with CoStar Power Broker Award
COLUMBUS, OHIO, April 16, 2018  - Each year commercial real estate agents and firms all over the country are spotlighted to show the "best of the best" based on those who have closed the highest transaction volumes in property sales or leases within their respective markets. 

The Gilbert Group of Columbus, Ohio and its team members, have been selected by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), to receive the CoStar Power Broker and CoStar Top Firm Awards. 
For seven consecutive years, The Gilbert Group qualified as the only retail-specific commercial brokerage firms in Columbus, Ohio based on overall leasing transactions closed throughout the past year. In order to be selected for this honor, the comprehensive transaction volumes were evaluated by CoStar against other commercial real estate brokerage firms active in its region, and subsequently ranked among the top firms in the market.
In addition to the top firm award, five of the ten individuals recognized in the retail Top Broker category were members of our team. The following Gilbert Group agents were honored:
Michael Nolan | 2009 - 2017
Morey Rotfus | 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 - 2017
Emily Waterman | 2013 - 2017
Carlton Dargusch | 2006 - 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
Andrew White | 2017
"It is an honor for our team to, once again, be named a CoStar Top Firm Award recipient," - Aaron Gilbert, Managing Principal of the Gilbert Group. "This is a tribute to the diligent effort that each broker has put forth throughout the year. In addition to generating some of the highest retail volumes in the industry, I am even more proud of the solutions we have provided our clients. I am lucky to be associated with a team that wakes up each morning and works toward achieving their goals."
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CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. LoopNet is the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with over 5 million monthly unique visitors per month.,,,, Westside Rentals,,, and form the premier online apartment resource for renters seeking great apartment homes and provide property managers and owners a proven platform for marketing their properties. CoStar Group's websites attracted an average of approximately 34 million unique monthly visitors in aggregate throughout 2017. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Canada with a staff of over 3,700 worldwide, including the industry's largest professional research organization.   

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The Gilbert Group is a full-service commercial real estate firm that has provided solutions in retail real estate brokerage, management, investment and development since 1977. They market and/or manage over 131 commercial properties totaling over 6.4 million square feet around Ohio. They also represent many national retailers as they expand throughout the Midwest. The Gilbert Group continues to be one of the premier real estate firms in Ohio that specializes in retail properties. They are a nine-time recipient of the Consumer Choice Award for their property management services. The firm has also been recognized by CoStar in 2010-2017 as a "Top Firm" based upon transaction volume and square feet leased.
The Gilbert Group is the representative firm of  ChainLinks Retail Advisors  in Columbus, Ohio. ChainLinks Retail Advisors have an extensive national presence having offices in the top 53 major markets across North America with 750 local market retail broker specialists. Each office is independently owned and operated and are considered to be the "best-of-the-best" within their respective markets. Combining the representation of the various member firms, ChainLinks exclusively represents over 1,500 retailers and over 200 million square feet of retail space. ChainLinks member firms completed more than 5,700 transactions totaling approximately 57million square feet of retail space and a consideration amount of $9.5 billion nationwide in 2017. 

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