HOWARD PROPERTIES, LTD. NAMED ONE OF WESTCHESTER/FAIRFIELD’S TOP LEASING FIRMS
(White Plains, New York, April 10, 2012) Howard Properties, Ltd. is pleased to announce that CoStar Group (Nasdaq:CSGP) has selected Howard E. Greenberg, SIOR a CoStar Power Broker Award winner, for being the “best of the best” in commercial real estate brokerage. The annual recognition program, now in its tenth year, spotlights the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales and leases during the 2011 calendar year. His firm was also selected as a Top Leasing Firm. All awards are based on transaction data in CoStar’s commercial real estate information database.
As the largest professional research organization serving the commercial real estate industry, CoStar is in a unique position to identify the top firms and brokers in each market. Every year, CoStar tallies the commercial real estate sales and lease transactions that closed during the previous year and presents CoStar Power Broker Awards to the select few who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales and leases that year. Mr. Greenberg was measured against all the commercial real estate brokers active in the Westchester/Fairfield market and ranked based on overall leasing transaction volume for 2011 as reported by CoStar.
Howard E. Greenberg, President of Howard Properties, Ltd. said “This is a very special award in this particular year, when general leasing velocity was so low. As a small boutique firm specializing in tenant representation, we had an excellent year helping our clients to leverage today’s market conditions to their advantage.”
“The Power Broker Awards are a true testament to the success of the ‘best of the best’ in commercial real estate,” said CEO Andrew C. Florance. “We are proud to recognize and congratulate all the award winners for their remarkable sales and leasing success.”
Mr. Greenberg’s most significant transaction in 2011 was the largest office lease in Westchester County, in which he represented the law firm of Wilson Elser in a lease of 125,000 SF at 1133 Westchester Ave. in White Plains.
Among Mr. Greenberg’s other noteworthy transactions in 2011 were: a 28,007 SF lease expansion and extension for Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP in Hawthorne, NY; a 10,309 SF lease expansion and extension for Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP in Garden City, NY; a 9,626 SF relocation and expansion for TMPG, Inc. in White Plains, NY; and a 9,514 SF lease expansion and extension for Knuckles, Komosinski & Elliott, LLP in Elmsford, NY.
Howard Properties, Ltd., which is headquartered in White Plains, NY, specializes in tenant representation and real estate consulting. Founded by veteran commercial broker Howard Greenberg in 1998, Howard Properties has completed space acquisitions, dispositions, lease renegotiations and consulting assignments in 20 states. The firm is an affiliate member of CORFAC International, an association of independent real estate brokerage firms represented in more than 150 markets in The Americas and Internationally.
About CoStar Group, Inc.
CoStar Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSGP) is the number one provider of information, marketing and analytic services to commercial real estate professionals in the United States as well as the United Kingdom. CoStar’s suite of services offers customers access via the Internet to the most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information throughout the U.S. as well as in the United Kingdom and France. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, CoStar has approximately 1,400 people working for the Firm Name worldwide, including the largest professional research organization in the industry. For more information, visit http://www.costar.com.