Navigating New Horizons: The CoStar and Matterport Merger Explained

Apr 23, 2024By Delanore Troupe


Hello Clients and Friends,

On April 22nd, 2024, we received pivotal news about the merger between CoStar Group and Matterport. This development marks a significant transformation in the landscape of digital real estate technology. Here are the essential details and potential impacts this merger holds for our industry and your business.

Merger Details:

CoStar Group will acquire all outstanding shares of Matterport in a cash and stock transaction valued at $5.50 per share. This represents an equity value of approximately $2.1 billion and an enterprise value of $1.6 billion. Matterport shareholders will receive $2.75 in cash and $2.75 in shares of CoStar Group common stock for each share they hold. This strategic move merges Matterport’s sophisticated 3D technology with CoStar’s robust analytics capabilities, aiming to redefine how properties are marketed, sold, and managed worldwide.

Industry Reactions and Potential Impacts
The news has sparked a variety of reactions from professionals within our field:

Paul Grasshoff noted that Matterport is expected to operate largely as it has, focusing on enhancing its core products under the broader umbrella of CoStar.

Norbert Gasser remarked on the potential for improved support and a more accessible pricing model, which could democratize 3D technology for broader use.

Florian Wagner highlighted opportunities for geographic and market segment expansion, particularly in leveraging data across the property lifecycle.

Bryce Perez and Hayley Davidson expressed concerns about the direct competition and the potential narrowing focus of technological advancements toward real estate marketing, potentially sidelining other innovative applications.

Balancing Benefits and Challenges


Enhanced Property Visualization and Marketing: Integrating Matterport’s 3D digital twins into CoStar’s platforms like enhances virtual property experiences, potentially speeding up transaction times.
Advanced Analytics: The merger promises deeper insights into market dynamics and consumer behaviors, aiding more strategic decision-making.
Operational Efficiency: Streamlining processes like inspections and appraisals through integrated 3D models could reduce costs and improve efficiency.


Integration Complexity: Merging technologies and platforms may present initial obstacles that could affect service continuity and user experience.
Market Monopoly Concerns: CoStar's expanded market control might lead to regulatory scrutiny and concerns over data privacy and competitive fairness.

Technology Adoption: The transition to enhanced digital tools may require adjustments for clients accustomed to traditional methods.

Looking Forward

As we navigate this new territory, our focus remains steadfast on ensuring that these changes benefit our community. We are committed to keeping you informed and prepared for how these developments might affect your operations and opportunities.

We understand that changes of this magnitude may bring uncertainty. Please remember that we are here for all your needs in the digital twin space. If you have any questions or need further clarification on how this might directly impact you, do not hesitate to reach out.

For any further information or to discuss how this merger might specifically benefit you, please contact me:

Delanore Troupe
Director of Client Success, As-Build 3D
Phone: 313.425.6346
Email: [email protected]

Together, let's embrace these new opportunities and tackle the challenges head-on, ensuring a prosperous future in the ever-evolving landscape of digital real estate.

Warm regards,

Delanore Troupe
As-Build 3D