The Stanton Group and its Brokers Selected by Commercial Real Estate’s Largest Research Organization as One of the Top Leasing and Sales Firms and Top Leasing Brokers in the Nashville Market

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The Stanton Group is pleased to announce that The Stanton Group, Inc. (SGI) has been selected by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, to receive a CoStar Power BrokerTM Award.

Both President Debra C. Viol and Vice President Sharon Emersyn-Greaves were also named a 2015 CoStar Power BrokerTM by CoStar Group, Inc.

Debra Viol


This annual industry award recognizes distinguished professionals in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the achievements of the firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2015 within their respective markets.

Top Nashville Commercial Real Estate Leasing Brokers

The Stanton Group qualified in the Nashville market as one of the top commercial brokerage firms based on total leasing transactions closed during the year. Viol qualified as one of the top commercial brokers based on the total office leasing transactions she closed during the year, and Greaves qualified as one of the top commercial brokers based on the total retail leasing transactions she closed during the year.

The Stanton Group qualified in the Nashville market as one of the top commercial brokerage firms. @TheStantonGroup Click To Tweet

In order to be selected for this honor, SGI’s overall transaction volumes were evaluated by CoStar against other commercial real estate brokerage firms active in its region and ranked among the top firms in the market. Viol and Greaves’ overall transaction volumes were evaluated against other commercial real estate brokers active in the region and subsequently ranked among the top brokers in the market.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for hard work and both of these ladies definitely deserve the recognition” said Rhonda Bogard, the Stanton Group’s Marketing and Broker Assistant.

“With such an active year in commercial real estate, CoStar is proud to honor the firms and brokers who perform at the industry’s highest level,” said CoStar Group founder and CEO Andrew C. Florance. “These industry leaders deserve to be recognized for their hard work, expertise and superior deal-making abilities. We extend our congratulations to this year’s winners on their hard earned achievement.”

The complete list of 2015 CoStar Power Broker Awards winners can be found at

About CoStar Group, Inc. CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. 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. Through LoopNet, the Company operates the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with more than 9 million registered members. is a premier online apartment resource for renters that matches apartment seekers with great apartment homes and provides property managers and owners a proven platform for marketing their properties. CoStar operates websites that have over 19 million unique monthly visitors in aggregate during January 2015. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S., in Europe and in Toronto, Canada with a staff of over 2,400 worldwide, including the industry’s largest professional research organization. For more information, visit

About The Stanton Group, Inc. This year celebrates its 30th anniversary of building relationships. Since its founding in 1986 by President Debra Viol, The Stanton Group has become one of the most prestigious real estate firms in the Greater Nashville area. Conceived as a full-service real estate firm providing property and asset management, brokerage, and consulting services, SGI now manages a portfolio of over one million square feet. From office, retail, medical, and warehouse properties, to ground-up development, leasing, sales and management, SGI has built a reputation on the understanding that every property and each client is unique and there is a principal at the helm of every deal, every negotiation and every transaction. We are large enough to have authority, yet intimate enough to ensure personal attention. As specialists in the Greater Nashville Commercial Real Estate market, SGI’s comprehensive knowledge and meticulous attention to detail, we provide a wide range of benefits; this is evidenced by the many long-term relationships we have with our clients. It’s not always about numbers; it’s about building relationships. For more information, visit

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