COSTAR GROUP SIGNS LEASE EXPANSION AT PHIPPS TOWER
ATLANTA — CoStar Group, a commercial real estate information provider, has expanded its lease at Phipps Tower, a 486,917-square-foot, Class A office tower in Atlanta’s Buckhead submarket. CoStar will expand its current 26,800-square-foot lease to occupy a total of 44,000 square feet. Kirk Diamond, April Hawkinson and Erin Smith of Cassidy Turley represented CoStar in the 10-year lease. John Bell and Sara Terry of Crescent Resources represented the owner, John Hancock Life Insurance, in the lease deal. CoStar plans to hire 90 additional employees as part of a plan to relocate the firm’s Southeast region research functions from its Washington, D.C., headquarters. The research firm plans to occupy the new space in the second quarter.