Photo: Sven Odia, CEO Engel & Völkers AG
About Engel & Völkers
Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers is a world leader in luxury real estate, specialising in sales and rentals of premium residential properties, commercial real estate, yachts, private jets and executive aircraft. Founded in 1977, the brand is present in 32 countries on four continents, with more than 700 locations. Engel & Völkers offers a range of personalised services to private and institutional customers.
It has more than 9,000 employees who specialise in all types of real estate deals, leasing, sales, consulting and valuations. Engel & Völkers Academy, where intensive training programmes are delivered to ensure a high level of quality in customer service, is among the main factor that contributes to the success of the firm.
Engel & Völkers in Portugal
Engel & Völkers is a network of real estate agencies focused on the luxury market. It has been present in Portugal since 2006. It currently has 12 branches - Aveiro, Albufeira, Parque das Nações (Lisbon), Restelo ( Lisbon), Cascais, Comporta, Estoril, Sintra, Quinta do Lago, Lagos, Vilamoura and Portimão.
The company has a special plan in progress that foresees the expansion of the network throughout the country by 2018.
The range of property offers for sale in Portugal currently amounts to more than a thousand.Because of the authenticity of the country, being able to play elite sports, in particular golf, its climate, and easy access to the rest of Europe, the main buyers of properties in Portugal are Norwegians, French, British, Belgians, Swiss and Germans.