Commercial Real Estate’s Leading Independent Research Service Recognizes Top Leasing and Sales Brokers in the Industry

Mobile, AL – March 26, 2014 – Merrill P. Thomas Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that Merrill P. Thomas Co., Inc. has been named a 2013 CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP), commercial real estate’s leading independent research firm. This annual award recognizes distinguished professionals in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the achievements of the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases for the entire year of 2013 in their respective markets. This is the second year Merrill P. Thomas Co., Inc. has won this prestigious award. The first win was 2011.

As the largest professional research organization serving the commercial real estate industry, CoStar is uniquely positioned to identify the top firms and brokers in each market throughout the U.S. All awards are based on transaction data maintained in CoStar’s commercial real estate database, which is the largest independently researched database of commercial real estate property information available online. Merrill P. Thomas Co., Inc. qualified as one of the top commercial brokers in Mobile/Baldwin County market based on the total leasing transactions closed during the year. In order to be selected for this honor, Merrill P. Thomas Co., Inc. was evaluated against other commercial real estate brokers active in the region by CoStar Group, and subsequently ranked among the top brokers in the market. “CoStar Group is very proud to acknowledge the outstanding brokers who performed at the industry’s highest level to achieve remarkable sales and leasing success in 2013,” said CoStar Group Founder and CEO Andrew C. Florance. “These top performers truly represent the best of the best in commercial real estate, and they deserve to be recognized for their proven deal-making abilities. We congratulate Merrill P. Thomas Co., Inc. on their impressive professional accomplishment.”

The complete list of 2013 CoStar Power Broker Awards winners can be found at www.CoStarPowerBrokers.com.

About CoStar Group, Inc.

CoStar Group (Nasdaq: CSGP) is commercial real estate’s leading provider of information and analytic services. 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. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe with a staff of approximately 1,500 worldwide, including the industry’s largest professional research organization. For more information, visit www.costar.com.

About Merrill P. Thomas Co., Inc.
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