There was a high-profile visitor at the official opening of E&V Buckhead Atlanta: the mayor of the southern US city, Kasim Reed, symbolically cut through the ribbon at a ceremony held in front of the shop. In his subsequent speech he announced that he would be using the services of Engel & Völkers the next time he was searching for a new home. 400 guests responded to the invitation sent out by Managing Director Shirley Gary. They included Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America, and Princess Wittgenstein, Head of Global Corporate Communication, who had travelled from Hamburg to attend. “Shirley Gary showed a great deal of personal dedication in the organisation of the event and her attention to detail was incredible. She presented the Engel & Völkers brand perfectly – from the ‘branded’ petit fours right through to the GG magazines with their own E&V Atlanta Buckhead cover sleeves,” said Princess Wittgenstein.
The team of E&V Buckhead Atlanta had set up elaborately decorated displays for the opening featuring exclusive properties from the E&V network, arranged according to the categories “Asia”, “Europe”, “North America”, “South America”, “Africa” and “Castles & Yachts”. Ms. Gary commented as follows: “Our clients are very international and hold the global network of Engel & Völkers in particularly high esteem. So the guests at the party were impressed to see E&V top properties from around the world on display – for example in Thailand, South Africa and France.”
“Buckhead is the most exclusive area in Atlanta. The E&V shop lies in the heart of a newly built district with many luxury stores and businesses. For Atlanta, the location is comparable to Fifth Avenue in New York or Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills,” said Shirley Gary. “The people who shop in the exclusive boutiques in this area are most definitely part of our target group.” Anthony Hitt added: “We chose Atlanta, and specifically the Buckhead community, as the location for Engel & Völkers as many international buyers are drawn here. Shirley Gary has 20 years of experience working in the residential real estate market in Atlanta and employed a highly qualified team even before she became a part of the Engel & Völkers family. This whole team has now joined E&V together.”
For further information please contact: Shirley.Gary@engelvoelkers.com
You can find the video of the official opening here: