CoStar Group Moving Headquarters to Arlington

ARLINGTON, VA – The CoStar Group plans to move its global headquarters from DC to Rosslyn with the purchase of 1201 Wilson Boulevard, a 560,000-square-foot office building known as Central Place Tower, and will move into the location in late 2024. CoStar Group will occupy 150,000 square feet of commercial office space and employ 650 workers in Arlington. CoStar Group, whose stock is part of the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100, employs over 6,200 globally and is comprised of notable industry products and online marketplaces covering all aspects of real estate, including CoStar, LoopNet,, and STR.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin approved a $1.25 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Arlington County with this project. The Governor also approved $3.5 million in funds from the Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grant. CoStar will receive about $7 million in incentives to move to Rosslyn.

“Virginia’s a great choice for a new corporate headquarters location, and we are excited that CoStar Group, a leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the property markets, sees the economic advantage in moving to the Commonwealth,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “As states compete for business and jobs, the Commonwealth’s diverse, world-class talent, exceptional quality of life and stable business climate continues to stand out. We are proud that CoStar has chosen Virginia as its home.”

“The financially strategic acquisition of this building will provide the perfect home for the more than 500 employees at our current headquarters. We’re incredibly thankful for our 14 years calling Washington, D.C. home, and we will continue to be a part of this community even as we move across the river to Arlington County,” said Andy Florance, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CoStar Group.

“CoStar Group’s move to Arlington is a huge win and a testament to our high quality of life, dynamic urban centers, unparalleled talent pool and business-friendly environment,” said Ryan Touhill, Director, Arlington Economic Development. “CoStar Group’s outright purchase of the building also signifies confidence in our commercial real estate market, which is key to our ongoing efforts to reduce office vacancies.”

1201 Wilson Boulevard is located directly above the Rosslyn Metro offering excellent access to Ronald Reagan National Airport and transportation, including five major road networks, from around the greater Washington D.C. area. The move to Rosslyn will offer employees access to extensive retail and dining amenities, a network of biking and jogging trails and the waterfront in a highly desirable, vibrant, and safe environment.

CoStar Group will pay $13,951,900 to Arlington County to obtain sole use of the Observation Deck at 1201 Wilson Boulevard. With this payment, the County Manager will ask that the County Board act on CoStar’s land use applications and allow them exclusive use of the Observation Deck. In addition, the County Manager will propose that these funds be allocated towards the reconstruction of Rosslyn’s Gateway Park as part of the upcoming Capital Improvement Plan. The extra funding will allow for the entire Rosslyn neighborhood’s prized public space to be completed nearly a decade sooner than planned. The almost $14 million in funding from CoStar Group will pay a significant portion of the design and construction of the park’s west end — a benefit for Arlington County and its residents. Once approved, Gateway Park’s east and west sides will be designed and constructed as one project informed by an upcoming community engagement process. Once the company submits the required land use applications and works through the public process, the County will take the necessary actions to vacate the Observation Deck easement.

CoStar Group joins additional businesses with headquarters of note in Arlington, including AES, Amazon, Boeing, Nestlé and RTX.