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About

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 people. 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 people worldwide
  • More than 800 Shops

Brand revenues

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Management Board

Christian Völkers founded Engel & Völkers AG in Hamburg some 40 years ago and developed the company into an international brand. Chairmanship of the Management Board is shared by Christian Völkers and Sven Odia. Together they have overall responsibility for the management of the entire company. 

The other Members of the Board are Kai Enders, Thilo von Trotha und Christian Evers.

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Corporate History


1977

Founding of the company Engel & Cie by Dirk C. Engel in Hamburg, Germany


1980

Relocation to office premises on Elbchaussee no. 414 (the façade of the building forms part of today’s brand logo) 


1981 

Christian Völkers becomes Managing Partner of Engel & Cie


1986

Death of Dirk C. Engel; Christian Völkers takes over management of the company


1987

Renaming of the company to Engel & Völkers GmbH with activities focused on the sale of premium residential property (today: Residential division)


1988 

Founding of the Grund Genug publishing house and first publication of the architecture and lifestyle magazine Grund Genug (GG)
Founding of Engel & Völkers Gewerbe Immobilien GmbH (today: Commercial division)


1990 

Opening of the first Engel & Völkers location outside of Germany in Palma, Majorca


1995 

Founding of the company’s in-house real estate academy


1998 

Establishment of the franchise system (assignment of Residential and Commercial licences to independent entrepreneurs)


1999 

Founding of Engel & Völkers AG


2004 

Founding of the Projektmarketing International division (today: Engel & Völkers Resorts)


2005

Opening of the 100th location worldwide


2006 

Opening of the 200th location worldwide


2007 

Opening of the 300th location worldwide
Founding of the Private Office business segment

Founding of the Yachting division


2008 

Founding of the Engel & Völkers Charity


2009 

Opening of the 400th location worldwide
Founding of Engel & Völkers Capital AG
Founding of Engel & Völkers Development GmbH


2012 

Opening of the 500th location worldwide

Founding of the Castles & Manor Houses business segment


2013 

Opening of the first Market Center in Barcelona


2014

Chairmanship of the Management Board of Engel & Völkers AG is shared by Christian Völkers and Sven Odia

Founding of the Engel & Völkers + Land Rover Polo School


2015 

Founding of the Aviation division


2017 

Opening of the 800th location worldwide


2018

Relocation to new headquarters in Hamburg's HafenCity district

Contact

Engel & Völkers

Hübenerstraße 2 | 20457 Hamburg
Germany
Fax
+49(0) 40 36 13 10

Engel & Völkers

Hübenerstraße 2 | 20457 Hamburg
Germany
Phone
+49(0) 40 36 13 10
Fax
+49(0) 40 36 13 10

Public relations



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