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Our Model​

Operating as a centrally controlled licensing system, Engel & Völkers is ideal for expanding into new national and international markets - establishing the foundation for market dominance with cutting edge IT systems, unmatched marketing strategies and the strength of our unique shop concept. This success owes much to our tried-and-tested franchise system, which has proven its worth on the global stage and is continually optimised to ensure our partners can enter the market quickly and enjoy a high rate of return. So it’s not surprising that we are already represented in over 800 locations in around 30 countries – and we’re constantly growing.


Owning a real estate franchise in South Africa

In 2003 the Engel & Völkers brand saw the opening of the first licence outside of Europe, in South Africa with the approved roll-out of 30 licences. 16 years on, and we managed to meet and exceed our initial target. We managed to establish our systems & customise the brand to meet the South African property market.


We have the signed off to commence with phase 2 of the SA footprint roll-out. This has opened up the entire South Africa for us to expand into – claim your spot on our map today. Discover the brand and advantages as a franchisee! By opening your own franchise with us, we will guide you step by step to make your real estate business a success. Distinguish yourself from your competition and elevate your services to the next level.


Download a copy of our Franchise Brochure or enquire about our available areas​


Contact Details:
E-mail: SouthAfrica@engelvoelkers.com
CEO: Craig Hutchison | 083 630 8683 | Craig.Hutchison@engelvoelkers.com


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Engel & Völkers
Licence Partner South Africa
  • 1st Floor, Needwood House, Broadacres Shopping Centre, Cedar Avenue, Fourways, Johannesburg
    2055 South Africa
    South Africa

Signature Property Shop

Our unique property shops are visibly placed in the best locations worldwide and are designed to reflect the company's commitment to superior service and unmatched sophistication.

As a franchise partner with your own property shop, you will benefit from our strong brand recognition - a globally consistent look and feel ensures brand recognition and brings to mind the expectation of high-end service and exceptional real estate wherever you are in the world.

Your clients will associate you with a brand based on many decades of sound experience, setting you up for long-term franchise success against competing local companies. After all, our exclusive brand attracts premium clients on the market for a new home, a fact that will helps your franchise grow quickly and profitably.

White façades and large windows showcase beautiful exposés showcasing properties locally and around the world, draw visitors in as they dream of a new home. Whether in Johannesburg, Potchefstroom, Hoedspruit, Cape Town or Port Elizabeth, our shops are an expression of our passion for real estate and our shared commitment to supporting our advisors in delivering bespoke experiences.

The sleek design features an open concept encouraging collaboration among advisors and allowing each shop to serve as a venue for hosting community events. Meticulous details such as a black, windowed door, large address numbers, red banister knobs and exterior lighting create a warm atmosphere where clients feel at home. Coffers prominently exhibit GG branding, highlighting our proprietary lifestyle magazine featuring global trends, personalities and the finest properties.

Dedicated Territory

An important factor for your success as a franchise partner is our unique farming concept, which will enable you to systematically exploit the market potential of your exclusive licence regions. Your region is subdivided into several sub-markets, or farming areas, each of which are allocated to real estate agents under your management. Thanks to targeted training and the latest tools, all of your agents will be ideally equipped to acquire customers and properties with maximum efficiency. This comprehensive market penetration will enable you to quickly become the market leader in your region.

Engel & Völkers provides you brand cachet that is respected around the world and the exclusive affiliation with the Engel & Völkers name within a geographic market. That means network collaboration, rather than competition, the opportunity to obtain to top-tier listings and unstoppable potential.

International Network

Engel & Völkers has gone from strength to strength since it was founded in 1977 and today the company delivers record level sales growth. Thanks to our unique and constantly expanding network, evidenced by the continued growth of our real estate franchises in every corner of the globe. We provide a global network so that you can enjoy a truly collaborative and global referral network that works with you.

The concept of our real estate franchise system is to share the work and strive toward success as a collection of independently operated companies. The benefits of this franchise approach are manifold, as attested to by the numerous franchisees with whom we collaborate.

A world of expertise

Step into the big leagues as an owner with an investment in an Engel & Völkers real estate franchise. Leverage renowned leadership and support from every level of the brand from our corporate team to our collaborative network leaders. Enjoy being your own boss while reaping the benefits of association!  Once you take on one of our franchises, we provide you with franchise support in the form of our corporate design. Develop with hands-on coaching and guidance through each step of the journey. From your franchise's façade to the letterhead you use in your franchise's correspondence, you have access to our recognizable brand and our network of franchises. This, in turn, will greatly contribute to the success of your franchise from the moment you open for business. What's more, your marketing employees and sales agents also have access to our experience and expertise, ensuring the people who work for you are well trained and equipped with the tools they need to propel you to great heights.

Advanced systems & tools

Our business is your business: peruse our online merchandising shop to ascertain which of our brand services and products are best suited to fulfil your requirements, both for your team and for your franchise. Multiply your reach with best-in-class marketing materials, tools & access the technology and systems to help you establish and expand your business.

You also receive a premium gift with Engel & Völkers branding, the ideal way of establishing a lasting business connection with each of your clients.

Our web-based printing shop facilitates the process of developing your own marketing tools just as quickly as you can generate ideas and marketing campaigns. In short, with our online services, we are true pioneers in the real estate business.

Our People

We have over 10 000 employees, each of which are business individuals who apply property IQ and corporate acumen at every level of the buying and selling process, cultivating an ethos of uncompromised quality and service.

Real Estate is a people business. Successful owners understand that attracting, recruiting, training, and retaining top talent is one of the biggest success factors. With our focus on brand building and continuous targeted communications, we are able to attract and retain top agents. We strive to make our staff feel totally at home, which is why our employees believe in our brand with true passion.