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Zeynep "Z" Ekemen Named CoStar Power Broker for a Second Year


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Alexandra Lagranskaya / 201.867.1110 / ext. 101




FORT LEE, NJ (MARCH 31, 2015) – Zeynep “Z” Ekemen has been selected for the second time by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), commercial real estate’s leading internet provider of information, analytics and marketing services, to receive the prestigious CoStar Power Broker Award. This annual award recognizes the “Best of the Best” in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting those professionals who perform at the highest levels in commercial real estate brokerage.

Zeynep “Z” Ekemen received the award as one of the only woman Top Brokers in Northern New Jersey based on the total transactions for the year of 2014. She was also the only woman who has also won this award previously in 2012 for her accomplishments. In order to be selected for this honor, Ekemen was evaluated against other commercial brokers active in her region by CoStar Group, and subsequently ranked among the top brokers in the market.

Z Realty Group sets itself a part for numerous reasons, however, Ekemen prides herself most amongst her many accolades on her keen interest in developing women in what may appear to be a largely male dominated industry.  Ekemen realized quickly through her career and in growing her business that the industry lacked women mentors she was looking for and in networking with other women within the industry, found this to be a resounding theme.  Ekemen took it upon herself to break down stereo types about the fierce competition we often hear about between women in the workplace, instead her firm consists of associate, more than 90 percent of which are comprised of women in an attempt to support, mentor and encourage. “As women become more prominent players in the commercial real estate industry, perhaps it’s time that society shed this idea that women can only be either stay at home moms or career-focused ambitious women, with no in-between.” said Ekemen. “I’m not afraid to break down barriers, or been intimidated by the so called boys-club”, Zeynep states. “Ever.”

With 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. Every year, CoStar’s research team verifies and records the commercial real estate sales and lease transactions that closed during the previous year. From that information, CoStar presents the CoStar Power Broker Awards to a select number of brokerage firms and individual brokers that closed the highest overall transaction volumes in commercial property sales and leases in each market.

“Every year we are honored to recognize those individual brokers and firms who have outperformed their peers,” said CoStar Group founder and CEO Andrew C. Florance. “These industry leaders have demonstrated exceptional sales and leasing success, and we congratulate them on their achievement.”

About Z Realty Group:

Z Realty Group, New Jersey’s only woman-owned full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm specializes in Investment Sales, Real Estate Development, Industrial Properties, Retail Leasing, Owner Representation and Built-to-Suit Leases and Sales. The firm provides a relationship-driven approach to structuring and marketing properties.

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