E&V at a glance

Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service companies specialised in the brokerage of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft. Based in over 800 locations in total, Engel & Völkers offers both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of services. Consultancy, sales and leasing form the core competences of the staff of more than 10,000 employees. The Company is currently operating in over 30 countries on four continents. Intensive training schemes in its in-house real estate Academy and the high level of quality assurance governing its systematically structured service provision are key factors that account for the Company’s success.



General Information

  • founded in 1977
  • licensor since 1998
  • operational in over 30 countries on four continents
  • More than 10,000 employees worldwide
  • More than 800 Shops


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Management Board 

Christian Völkers
CEO, Founder



Sven Odia


Kai Enders
Member of the Board – Franchise


Thilo von Trotha
Member of the Board – Finance


Christian Evers
Member of the Board – Operations


Corporate History

1977       Founding of the company Engel & Cie by Dirk C. Engel. Sale of American real estate to German investors in cooperation with Previews Inc.
1981   Christian Völkers becomes Managing Partner of Engel & Cie
1987   Renaming of the company from Engel & Cie to Engel & Völkers GmbH
1988   Founding of the Grund Genug publishing house and first publication of the architecture and lifestyle magazine “Grund Genug” (GG)
Expansion of the Residential division begins Founding of Engel & Völkers Gewerbe Immobilien GmbH
Founding of “Engels & Völkers Gewerbe Immobilien GmbH”
1990   Opening of the first Engel & Völkers office outside of Germany in Palma/Majorca
1996   Founding of the real estate academy
1998   Establishment of the Licence Partner model
1999   Founding of Engel & Völkers AG
2002   Introduction of the master licence concept
2004   Founding of the new “Projektmarketing International” division (now known as “Resorts”)
2006   Large-scale expansion of the Commercial business division

Founding of the consultancy company Engel & Völkers Advisory GmbH
Opening of the 300th office worldwide
Founding of the Private Office in London

Founding of the new division Yachting

2008   Foundation of Engel & Völkers Charity
Start of the international expansion of the Commercial division: Opening of international commercial offices in Prague, Lisbon and Doha
2009   Opening of the 400th office worldwide
Founding of the Engel & Völkers Capital AG
Engel & Völkers wins first place in the “Maklerranking” of the “immobilien manager” magazine
Founding of the Engel & Völkers Development GmbH
2010   Opening of first shops in Uruguay and Sweden
Engel & Völkers again wins first place in the “Maklerranking” of the “immobilien manager”

The European Society for Real Estate Brand Observation (EUGIMB) names Engel & Völkers as Germany’s most valuable property brand in the category “Property broker”.
Opening of the 500th office worldwide

Founding of the new business segment „Castles and Manor Houses“


Establishment of the Market Center concept
Opening of the first Market Center in Barcelona


E&V Board Member Kai Enders is appointed Member of the Board of the German Franchise Association (Deutscher Franchise-Verband)

2015    Engel & Völkers receives certificate as one of “Germany’s Best Employers” from the current affairs magazine Focus for the second time 
    Founding of the new division Aviation 

Member of the Board Kai Enders is appointed as the new President of the German Franchising Association (Deutscher Franchise-Verband)

2017   Opening of the 800th office worldwide

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