NEW YORK, Jan. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALM’s Real Estate Forum magazine has released its first-ever ranking of the commercial real estate industry’s Fastest Growing Companies, a comprehensive list highlighting the companies and teams that are outpacing their competition.

Dozens of Companies entered, and 28 companies made the inaugural list, which is broken into four categories based on companies’ average annual revenue. The winners were calculated based on the following methodology: Each firm received a score for two fields—revenue growth and headcount growth—over a three-year period. The sum of those scores determined the final ranking of the company.

The Companies in the top spots are as follows:

Heavy Hitters (over $1 billion in average annual revenue):

  • The Related Group, Miami (300% revenue growth, 98% headcount growth)

Large Companies ($101M to $999M in average annual revenue):

  • Avison Young, Toronto (75.51% revenue growth, 47% headcount growth)

Mid-Sized Companies ($11M to $100M in average annual revenue)

  • Prime Property Investors Ltd., Northbrook, IL (274.83% revenue growth, 150% headcount growth)

Small Companies (Up to $10M in annual average revenue): TIE

  • Sandlapper Capital Investments LLC, Greenville, SC (790.95% revenue growth, 233% headcount growth)
  • Rosano Partners, Los Angeles (356.10% revenue growth, 333% headcount growth)

These are the commercial real estate companies that have seen dramatic growth over the past three years. These quickly growing firms all too often fly under the radar,” says Michael G. Desiato, Vice President & Group Publisher of ALM’s Real Estate Media Group. “This new recognition category—Commercial Real Estate’s Fastest Growing—is aimed squarely at these up-and-comers. We want to bring these fast-growing organizations to the forefront. These companies are the future, and they deserve to be noticed.”

Real Estate Forum’s list of Commercial Real Estate’s Fastest Growing Companies was featured as the cover story in the December 2015 issue.

For additional information about the award, please contact Sule Aygoren, Editor-in-Chief-Real Estate Media, at 212-457-9659 or

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