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About Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service companies specialised in the sale and rental of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft. The successful concept developed by Christian Völkers, Founder and CEO of Engel & Völkers AG, involves the company’s sensibility for its clients’ lifestyle needs and aspirations, coupled with a highly professional system for service provision. The Engel & Völkers headquarters is based in Hamburg, Germany. 

​Tradition based on success

The first Engel & Völkers office opened in Hamburg’s Elbe suburbs in 1977. The company now operates in over 800 locations in more than 30 countries spanning four continents. Consultancy, sales, leasing and valuations for both private and institutional clients form the core competences of the staff of more than 12,800 people operating under the Engel & Völkers brand. Due to its unique, continuously growing network and its strong brand, Engel & Völkers has access to a broad and exclusive client base. Its successful expansion is based above all on its licence partner system introduced in 1998. In 1996, Engel & Völkers became one of the first real estate companies in Germany to found its own in-house real estate academy in which people operating under the Engel & Völkers brand are trained in the fundamentals of the property business. In 1988, Engel & Völkers founded the “Grund Genug Verlag” publishing house, which produces the quarterly architecture and lifestyle magazine “GG”. This publication has evolved into an internationally distributed magazine featuring editorial articles, home stories and exclusive properties around the globe.   

Engel & Völkers Residential 

The Engel & Völkers residential property shops have an unmistakeable design and communicate a clear and consistent corporate identity. They are now firmly established not only in Germany but worldwide. Engel & Völkers opened its first office outside of Germany in 1990, on the Balearic island of Majorca. Today the company is represented in all the most important European property hotspots. Its core markets include Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France and Belgium. Strong expansion in North America since 2004 means that the USA and Canada now also rank among the focus countries of Engel & Völkers. In South America, the brand is also represented through bases in Chile, Uruguay and Colombia. Engel & Völkers is also a well-known brand throughout the whole of South Africa. In addition, the company is operational on the Arabian Peninsula, with property shops located in Qatar and Oman. At the end of 2009 the first location in Hong Kong opened its doors.

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- Engel & Völkers Residential

Engel & Völkers Commercial 

The focus of Engel & Völkers Commercial lies in consultancy and brokerage services relating to all kinds of commercial real estate. Some 750 experts are currently operating in more than 80 commercial offices worldwide in segments dedicated to residential and commercial properties, investment, office, industry and retail spaces, as well as hotel investments. The network Company Profile encompasses Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Spain and Malta, and as far as Chile, Dubai and South Africa.

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- Engel & Völkers Commercial

Engel & Völkers Yachting

In addition to the brokerage of high-end yachts, the services offered by the Yachting division also include chartering, the management of new builds and refits, and professional consultancy in yacht management. Business activities focus on the brokerage of yachts upwards of 25 metres in length, as well as models with high-end facilities.

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- Engel & Völkers Yachting

Engel & Völkers Aviation

Engel & Völkers Aviation is specialised in the brokerage of aircraft sales and acquisitions, and personally tailored charter flights around the world. The portfolio ranges from small propeller aircraft through to large super jets for transatlantic flights. The business division’s services also include expert legal and fiscal consultancy, aircraft management, financing tools, and insurance consultancy.

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- Engel & Völkers Avitation

Special business segments 

Since 2007 the service portfolio offered by Engel & Völkers has also included the “Private Office”. This business segment offers highly discrete and individual consultancy to an extremely affluent clientele looking to buy or sell a property at the very top end of the global property market. In 2012, Engel & Völkers founded the business segment “Castles & Manor Houses”. It provides a specialised service to owners and buyers on issues relating to the valuation and international brokerage of prime historic real estate. In 2014, this segment was complemented by the introduction of the “Agriculture & Forestry” segment. It deals with the brokerage of exclusive vineyards, hunting estates, forest estates, farmland and pastureland.

Engel & Völkers Digital

Engel & Völkers is constantly developing digital tools and IT products to maximize service efficiency. The company sets new standards in the implementation of digital solutions for real estate market. Personal real estate counseling from experienced market experts will continue to be a central part of Engel & Völkers' mediation activities using digital technologies.

Market Center Concept 

In 2013, Engel & Völkers introduced the Market Center (MC) concept in addition to its already successfully established Licence Partner system. With the MC concept the company is pursuing a strategy aimed at faster growth in important international property markets and a greater gain of market share. The region for a Market Center covers a greater geographical area and its transaction volume is equivalent to that of between ten and 20 traditional Engel & Völkers shops. The first Market Center opened in Barcelona. Engel & Völkers now has more than ten MCs operating in cities around the globe. 

 Engel & Völkers Charity e.V. 

Christian Völkers’ attention was drawn by a relative to a school project in Togo, Africa. His first private donation triggered further considerations with regard to corporate social responsibility at Engel & Völkers and laid the foundation stone for bringing the Engel & Völkers Charity e.V. to life in 2008.

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- Engel & Völkers Charity
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