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Discover the history and gradual development of our property shop in Ganduxer with Meri Blanco

We keep growing!

To offer customers a better service, the Engel & Völkers Barcelona team will move its property shop from No. 30 Ganduxer Street, to its new and modern facilities located on the ground floor, No. 640 Avenida Diagonal.

Meri Blanco, the current Head of Recruitment & Onboarding was the person who originally opened the Ganduxer property shop. 

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The Beginnings

I started working for the brand 12 years ago as a franchisee of 2 shops in Barcelona. A few ​​years later the company created the Market Centre business model and I joined it by working for several years in the Operations part of the company developing the new model in several countries. After a few years of travelling, I focused once again on Iberia to develop the departments I currently manage: Recruitment and Onboarding.

The beginnings of the brand in Barcelona, the franchise system was based on the opening of small shops that served a specific area. In my case, I decided to open one of the shops in Barcelona on Ganduxer Street, because it seemed like an excellent location to serve the upper area of the city (zona alta). This is a vibrant area and full of shops, as well as wonderful properties that fit perfectly with our brand.

- Meri blanco

The First Moments

The opening of the property shop coincided with the peak moment of the real estate crisis, so it was a time when we had to try even harder to keep business going. Fortunately, the brand and the strategy created by Mr. Völkers more than 40 years ago helped the Ganduxer shop become one of the top ranking property shops in Spain in the midst of an economic crisis. 

With its continuous growth, the Ganduxer shop symbolises part of the brand's history in Barcelona.

- Meri Blanco

The Company's Development

The company has grown a lot since I opened my shop back in 2007. Now we are able to serve a wide range of clients and in order to carry it out effectively, we need to continue growing at the infrastructure level.

That is why we already have 3 office floors in the Alta Diagonal building where we can manage a better team, offer better facilities, and meet the needs of our customers.

In short, and given the great demand we have in other areas, we will also open a shop in Granollers and another one in Gavà, where our team will continue to give its best on a daily basis.

Currently, the Engel & Völkers Barcelona team can provide 360º coverage with more than 400 real estate agents and more than 4,000 properties in the portfolio, both for rent, sale and commercial purposes. In addition, the brand is located in more than four offices around the city of Barcelona and its surroundings.

With the transfer of Ganduxer we closed a small chapter in the history of the brand in Barcelona to open a new one in which to keep growing and innovating.

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