Chariff Realty Group is Honored with 2011 CoStar Power Broker Award

Chariff Realty Group is Honored with 2011 CoStar Power Broker Award
Miami, FL, March 09, 2012 --( Commercial Real Estate’s Leading Independent Research Service Recognizes Top Leasing and Sales Firms in the Industry - Chariff Realty Group wins in The Miami Market.

Chariff Realty Group has been selected by CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP), commercial real estate’s leading independent research firm, to receive a CoStar Power Broker Award. This annual award recognizes the “best of the best” in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases for the entire year of 2011 in their respective markets.

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.

Chariff Realty Group qualified as one of the top commercial brokerage firms in Miami, Florida based on total Sales transactions closed during the year. In order to be selected for this honor, Chariff Realty Group was evaluated against other commercial real estate brokerage firms active in its region by CoStar Group, and subsequently ranked among the top firms in the market.

Chariff Realty Group's significant transactions that closed in 2011 included over 75 million dollars in sales in the Miami Design District.

“This is such a honor for both myself and my partner Mauricio Zapata. It’s hard to believe that our firm is on the same list as CBRE, Marcus & Millichap, Jones Lang LaSalle, Cushman & Wakefield, and HFF,” said Lyle Chariff.

“CoStar Group is very proud to recognize the preeminent brokerage firms and brokers who performed at the industry’s highest level by achieving remarkable sales and leasing success in 2011,” said CoStar Group Founder and CEO Andrew C. Florance. “These top performers truly represent the best of the best in the industry, and they deserve to be recognized for their proven deal-making abilities. We congratulate Chariff Realty Group on this impressive professional accomplishment.”

The complete list of 2011 CoStar Power Broker Awards winners can be found at

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

For More Information, Please Contact:

Lyle Chariff
President -Broker
Chariff Realty Group
4141 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 200-B
Miami, FL 33137

T: (305) 576-7474

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Chariff Realty Group
Lyle Chariff