Foundry Commercial Brokers, Offices Recognized in Four Key Markets with CoStar Power Broker™ Awards

Posted on April 20, 2020

Orlando, Fla. (April 20, 2020) – CoStar Group, Inc., an analytics leader in the commercial real estate industry, recently announced the recipients of its annual Power Broker Awards, recognizing professionals and firms who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial real estate deals and leads in their respective markets. The CoStar Power Broker Awards recognize professionals ranging from office leasing, retail leasing, industrial leasing, and sales. Nine Foundry Commercial brokers in four markets received the recognition this year. 

In Orlando, where the firm is headquartered, the office was named Top Leasing Firm. In addition, top office leasing brokers Gabriel De Jesus, John Pietkiewicz, Paul Reynolds, and Alex Rosario have been recognized as the most active local dealmakers with the prestigious industry award. In Charlotte, Foundry was recognized as the Top Leasing Firm, and Keely Hines was named a top broker in retail leasing in the market. In Jacksonville, also named Top Leasing Firm by CoStar, top office leasing brokers Brad Chrischilles and Andrew Hawkins were recognized as Power Brokers. And in Raleigh, brokers Alexis Lambeth and Jackson Rives were recognized with awards as top industrial leasing agents.  

“2019 was an incredible year for Foundry Commercial as we realized the results of years of hard work to close on projects ranging from creative office leasing deals to large industrial developments, from identifying and procuring key assets in which we predict rising demand to setting our company up for our partners to acquire majority ownership at the beginning of 2020,” said Gregg Ickes, President of Real Estate Services. “Without the individual and team efforts of these Power Brokers, we know we would not have experienced nearly the amount of success that they helped lead our company to last year. We’re grateful that CoStar also saw the tremendous impact they have on the industry and are recognizing them for all of their hard work and determination.” 


About Foundry Commercial  
Foundry Commercial is a full-service real estate services and investment company with over 350 employees and more than 58 million square feet of management and leasing across the Southeast and Texas. Since 2007, Foundry has provided leasing, brokerage, building management, corporate services, and project management services, and is the largest real estate service provider to religious and not-for-profit organizations in the country. Foundry also includes a development and investment platform that is fully integrated into its services business, leveraging its local market expertise to control more than one billion in advantaged investment opportunities with their JV partners. For more information, visit  

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. CoStar Group’s websites attracted an average of approximately 45 million unique monthly visitors in aggregate in the third quarter of 2019. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Canada with a staff of over 3,600 worldwide, including the industry’s largest professional research organization. For more information, visit            

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Director of Public Relations