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 12,000 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 12,000 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 and Paloma Pérez Bravo.

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Corporate History


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


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


Christian Völkers becomes Managing Partner of Engel & Cie


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


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


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)


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


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


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


Founding of Engel & Völkers AG


Opening of the 100th location worldwide


Opening of the 200th location worldwide


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

Founding of the Yachting division


Founding of the Engel & Völkers Charity


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


Opening of the 500th location worldwide

Founding of the Castles & Manor Houses business segment


Opening of the first Market Center in Barcelona


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


Founding of the Aviation division


Opening of the 800th location worldwide


Relocation to new headquarters in Hamburg's HafenCity district

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Engel & Völkers
  • Vancouverstraße 2a
    20457 Hamburg
  • Fax: +49(0) 40 36 13 10