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Engel & Völkers AG
joint-stock company Edit this on Wikidata
IndustryReal Estate, Yachting, Aviation
FoundedHamburg, Germany (1977)
HeadquartersHamburg, Germany
Number of locations
38 countries
Key people
Christian Völkers
Revenue€ 668 million. (in 2017 in Euro)[1]
Websiteengelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers AG is a privately owned German company that, via a series of franchised offices, provides services related to real estate transactions.[2][3]

Engel & Völkers was founded under the name Engel & Cie in 1977 in Hamburg, Germany.[1] The company has expanded primarily through a franchise system.

The firm has around 520 residential property offices and 49 commercial offices brokering retail, office and industrial space, investment properties, multi-purpose apartment and office blocks and property portfolios.[1]

History

Typical Engel & Völkers property shop
  • 1977 - Founding of the company Engel & Cie by Dirk C. Engel.[4]
  • 1981 - Christian Völkers becomes Managing Partner of Engel & Cie
  • 1987 - Renaming of the company from Engel & Cie to Engel & Völkers GmbH
  • 1988 - Expansion of the residential division begins
  • 1990 - Opening of the first Engel & Völkers office outside of Germany in Palma/Mallorca
  • 1996 - Founding of the real estate academy
  • 1999 - Founding of Engel & Völkers AG
  • 2002 - Introduction of the master licence concept
  • 2008 - Founding of the new division Yachting
  • 2009 - Opening of the 400th office worldwide
  • 2011 - Three franchises sue Engel & Voelkers in US
  • 2012 - Now represented with 500 shops and offices worldwide
  • 2014 - Expansion into Canada
  • 2015 - Aviation Division Founded [5]

Present

Engel & Völkers shop in Lima, Peru

Engel & Völkers operates in 30 countries on 4 continents, with a workforce of approximately 11,000 people across 800 luxury real estate brokerages and 49 commercial offices brokering retail, office and industrial space, investment properties, multi-purpose apartment and office blocks and property portfolios offer both private and institutional clients.[6][7][8] The company's headquarters is situated in Hamburg, Germany and regional headquarters are located in New York City and Hong Kong.[9]

The Engel & Völkers Private Office specialises in serving private clients. From its headquarters in London, it provides personal support for clients interested in buying or selling luxury property worldwide.[10]

In recent years, the company has expanded into the world of yachting.[11]

In 2013, the company established the first of their in-house brand of Metropolitan Market Centers in Barcelona, Spain. The licence for an MMC covers the entire geographical region of a metropolis, resulting in a larger transaction volume than a traditional Engel & Völkers office.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c "About - Engel & Völkers". Engel & Völkers. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  2. ^ "Franchisetoown". Franchisetoown.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  3. ^ "Private office - Engel & Völkers". Engel & Völkers.
  4. ^ [1] Archived December 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Engel & Völkers adds private jets to its portfolio". Engel & Völkers. 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  6. ^ [2] Archived July 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Engel & Volkers Makes Great Strides in the US". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  8. ^ "About". Engel & Völkers. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  9. ^ "The Most Remarkable Shop Image & Design Property Agent Award - ENGEL & VÖLKERS, Mid Levels - Square Foot". Squarefoot.com.hk. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  10. ^ "Private office - Engel & Völkers". Engel & Völkers. Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  11. ^ "Engel & Volkers Yachting Germany & Equisea Yacht Management Monaco form partnership". Charterworld.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  12. ^ "Engel & Völkers opens Metropolitan Market Center in Barcelona - Engel & Völkers". Engel & Völkers. Retrieved 2015-06-13.

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