“Quality product offerings, premium service and innovative thinking never seem to go out of style”
Not many people in Quebec had heard of Engel & Völkers before they opened their first Canadian offices in 2015. The luxury real estate giant, which operates on a franchise system, has slipp ed into the niche previously occupied by Christie’s International Real Estate and Sotheby’s Realty International. Here’s a little background on an agency with much to offer.
Dirk Engel founded the company in Hamburg, Germany in 1977. Four years later, he was joined by partner, Christian Völkers. After the name Engel & Völkers became official in 1987, expansion happened quickly: they opened offices outside Germany, established a real estate academy, introduced franchising, and, by 2009, had 400 offices worldwide. Over the last ten years, sales have risen from €123M to over €400M. Today, E&V has 8,000 advisors in 32 countries on four continents.
E&V operations revolve around buying and selling houses, luxury apartments and castles. The company’s success is based on extremely well-trained advisors who are continually upgrading their skills, as well as the transfer of knowledge within the company. Discretion is a point of honour for E&V, as is an uncompromised concern for the client’s interests. These are the values on which the brand is built, along with innovation, cooperation, professionalism and reliability.
E&V experts keep a constant eye on world markets, giving clients a head start right out of the gate. With a presence virtually everywhere, they speak their clients’ language—literally and figuratively—and offer 24/7 service online, globalization oblige.
Much of the company’s success is due to its competent personnel and concierge-type customer service. With national and international markets constantly evolving, anticipating changes, recognizing potential and seizing opportunities are of the utmost importance. E&V established a training program––Engel & Völkers Academy––for this exact purpose.
Housing is just one area of E&V expertise. The company also has yachting and aviation divisions, which handle the sale, charter and management of luxury yachts and aircraft. Services include independent brokerage and charter, management of new construction and refits, and, of course, sales and leasing.
When it comes to the brokerage of real estate and movable assets, Engel & Völkers is there to pave the way, and ensure the living is easy.
We are a global company and lifestyle brand providing high quality services for those seeking to buy and sell real estate properties. We distinguish ourselves by providing our clients with exceptional service and support. Since 1977, we have been the select provider of high-end premium real estate service throughout Europe, Asia and North America. We use the latest technologies, manage an extensive network of exclusive listings and potential buyers, partner with influential media outlets, and employ the highest-caliber agents who strive to represent our distinguished brand. Our style of doing business originates from our early success as a luxury property agency. We maintain the same standards of quality and service in everything we do.
Engel & Völkers is there to pave the way, and ensure the living is easy.