CoStar Group, Inc.

CoStar Group, Inc.

CoStar Group, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1999

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

4,752

Industries

Internet Software & Services
Computer Software
Advertising & Marketing
Investment Services & Portfolio Management
Real Estate
Investment Banking & Brokerage
Market & Policy Research
IT Consulting & Services

Company Description

CoStar Group, Inc. provides commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces to the commercial real estate and related business communities. The firm’s suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values and market conditions. Its brands include CoStar, which is the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; LoopNet, which is the most heavily trafficked mobile and online real estate marketplace; Apartments.com, which is the rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners; STR, which provides performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry; BizBuySell, which is the online marketplace for businesses-for-sales; and Lands of America, which is the operator of online marketplaces for rural real estate. The company was founded by Andrew C. Florance and Michael R. Klein in 1987 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Executives & Employees

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Human Resource Officer

General Manager, Costar Brokerage Applications

Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, Apartments

Senior Vice President, Global Analytics, Research & News

Senior Vice President, Sales & Customer Service

Senior Vice President, Costar Products

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Board of Directors

Co-Founder at CoStar Group, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer at CoStar Group, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at JHill Group LLC

Director at Loop Industries, Inc.

President at JBG/Fund VIII Trust

President & Director at Definitive Healthcare Corp.

Former Regulation Affairs & Public Policy Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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BAMCO principally manages long-only investment strategies for capital appreciation with production of income incidental to that objective. Each portfolio manager’s ability to choose appropriate investments for an account has a significant impact on their ability to achieve an account’s investment objective. The firm’s investment professionals are focused on fundamental analyses of businesses. Their primary objective is to understand the key drivers of growth and profitability of each company in which they invest. They analyze the following financial information: income statement, cash flow statement, balance sheet, turnover and ROE metrics, unit economics, and other company-specific data. This information is filtered through their valuation models, which they use to extrapolate long-term trends. They have meetings with the management which is a critical element of the firm’s research process.

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Baillie Gifford is an active, team-oriented, research-based manager which is completely focused on delivering long-term returns. The firm’s investment philosophy focuses on growth while their universe is global. They employ bottom-up conviction to portfolio construction. Their diversified strategies maximize investment opportunities, aiming to achieve steady returns. For equities, Baillie Gifford’s analysts conduct qualitative, fundamental analysis to identify the most competitive, innovative and efficient growth companies. For multi-asset strategy, the firm invests in various asset classes such as listed equities, property, high yield credit, commodities, emerging market government bonds and insurance linked securities. For fixed-income, Baillie Gifford invests in government bonds and currencies, emerging market bonds, investment grade and high yield.

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At Principal Global Investors, designing and delivering the investment solutions that our clients need, when they need them, is our singular and constant focus—and the diverse group of specialized investment boutiques that comprise our asset management business are an important factor in this endeavor. We offer investment strategies that support the growing demand for income and yield, and we leverage our quality-focused alpha and beta offerings in both developed and emerging markets. Our multi-boutique strategy is designed to provide comprehensive investment solutions for our clients. Our growing network of specialized investment boutiques and teams delivers focused areas of expertise in several areas: asset allocation, equities, fixed income, real estate, currency management, stable value, and other structured investment strategies.

Recent Transactions
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CoStar Group, Inc. purchases Dominion Enterprises /Homes Com from Dominion Enterprises

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CoStar Group, Inc. purchases Sawbuck Realty, Inc.

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CoStar Group, Inc. purchases Emporis GmbH from ICS Internet Consumer Services GmbH

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Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

Advised onCoStar Group, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Accountant

Advised onCoStar Group, Inc. purchases Comps.com, Inc.

Underwriter

Advised onCoStar Group, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onCoStar Group, Inc. purchases Ten-X LLC from Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, Stone Point Capital LLC, CapitalG

Professional

Advised onCoStar Group, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Associate

Advised onCoStar Group, Inc. purchases Sawbuck Realty, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Legal Advisor

Of Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at White & Case LLP

Clients

Deutsche Bank AG engages in the provision of corporate banking and investment services. It operates through the following segments: Corporate Bank, Investment Bank, Private Bank, Asset Management, Capital Release Unit, and Corporate and Other. The Corporate Bank segment includes the global transaction bank as well as the German commercial clients division. The Investment Bank segment consists of origination and advisory businesses as well as fixed income currency sales and trading. The Private Bank segment comprises the Private Bank Germany, private and commercial business international, and wealth management business units. The Asset Management segment provides investment solutions to individual investors and institutions through the DWS brand. The Capital Release Unit segment covers the equities sales and trading business. The Corporate and Other segment includes revenues, costs, and resources that are held centrally. The company was founded by Adelbert Delbrück on March 10, 1870 and is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.

Lambert Smith Hampton Group Ltd. provides commercial property consulting services. It offers a range of commercial property services and advice to both private and public sectors. Its services include acquisitions and disposals, investment, property management, building consultancy, valuation, and lease advisory. It serves the banking, finance, telecoms, retail, and transportation industries. The company was incorporated on July 12, 1990 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Mohr Partners, Inc. provides services in the real estate industry. Its services include strategic planning, operational structuring, change management and real estate assessment & cost analysis. The company is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$31.5B
Total Enterprise Value
$32.8B
Earnings Per Share
$0.59
Revenue
$1.66B
Net Profit
$227M
EBITDAMargin
26.07%
EBITDA
$432M
Debt TEV
0.03x
Enterprise Value / Sales
19.77x
TEVNet Income
144.38x
Total Equity
$5.38B
Total Debt
$1.12B
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
75.51x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
19.79%
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Rentlytics, Inc. provides applications for managing and analyzing real estate properties. The company was founded by Justin R. Alanis and Philip Plante in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Founder at Moderne Capital LLC

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Co-Founder at Resy Network, Inc.

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Author at Penguin Random House LLC

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