Engel & Völkers

Reaching new heights for more than 45 years

Welcome to Engel & Völkers

Passionate about real estate

For more than 45 years, we have focused on high-end residential and commercial real estate, and we are proud to be positioned in the premium sector. It is mainly our real estate advisors that represent Engel & Völkers. More than 13,500 people work under the Engel & Völkers brand in over 30 countries on 5 continents and at more than 1,000 locations. Together they embody our values: competence, exclusivity, and passion.

  • Competence

    Every property acquisition and sale is unique and therefore deserves an individual approach. Our client requests have the upmost priority. We understand the real estate business and aim to provide the same quality of service worldwide.

  • Exclusivity

    As well our strong premium brand presence, our unique and expanding international network gives us access to an exclusive client base. We feel at home where the discerning feel comfortable.

  • Passion

    Real estate is our passion. We have a team of the very best agents, all of whom undergo comprehensive training and professional development at our in-house Engel & Völkers academy.


Engel & Völkers writes history


Foundation of the company Engel & Cie. The headquarters opens in a prime location along the boulevard Elbchaussee in Hamburg. The villa remains a crucial element of the corporate identity to this day.


Engel & Völkers founds the Grund Genug publishing house. The international “GG magazine” is published quarterly and contains reports, home stories, and travel tips, as well as exclusive properties.


Engel & Völkers Commercial is formed to focus on investment properties, office and retail space, and commercial and industrial sites.


Engel & Völkers opens the first office outside of Germany - in Port d’Andratx, Mallorca, which serves as an example of our global expansion.


Foundation of the Engel & Völkers Academy. This in-house training centre offers sound online and on-site training for all staff members in the network.


Engel & Völkers introduces the Shop system. The design of Engel & Völkers residential property shops is very distinctive with a clear and consistent brand identity.

From Hamburg to the world

In 2023, Engel & Völkers, consisting of both company-owned operations and franchise partners, generated an overall commission revenue of over 1.1 billion euros. We were able to achieve this positive business performance thanks to our high and consistent service quality offered by us and our franchise partners at all Engel & Völkers locations.

Founder and visionary

Christian Völkers is the founder of the Engel & Völkers Group. In 1977, he founded the business with his friend and business partner, Dirk Engel, and turned Engel & Völkers into a global brand in the premium sector. Christian Völkers put together the Engel & Völkers bible that became the foundation of the worldwide successful franchise system and the in-house real estate academy. In 1988, he founded the in-house publishing company, Grund Genug, and the architecture and lifestyle magazine of the same name. Christian Völkers, visionary and strategic thinker, continued to further develop an innovative range of real estate business concepts.

For over 45 years, it has been my top priority to strengthen Engel & Völkers on an international scale and to drive innovation in real estate services. We refine the position of Engel & Völkers as an industry pioneer in the luxury segment, and have established our company to be the leading platform for real estate agents.
Christian Völkers

Founder of Engel & Völkers

Jawed Barna - Group CEO

Jawed Barna has been Group CEO of Engel & Völkers since November 2023. His reputation as an exceptional and tenacious leader precedes him, with a strong track record in international organisations stretching back over 20 years. Now at the helm of Engel & Völkers, he is expertly steering the Group into the next phase of its global growth. He holds a degree in business administration and was responsible for driving sales and partnerships in his previous role as Executive Board Member and Deputy CEO at Zurich Insurance Group Germany. He has also served on several supervisory boards and helped a number of start-ups develop their business models.

I look forward to building on this tradition of success at Engel & Völkers. Supported by the sterling work of our global teams, we will take the Group to the next level. Driven by passion, a spirit of collaboration and the pursuit of excellence, we put our clients and partners at the heart of everything we do.
Jawed Barna

Group CEO Engel & Völkers

Our team in Spain

Get to know our team

Behind every successful company is a strong team. Meet our experts who work with passion and expertise for your property dreams.

Innovative. Modern. Digital.

Side by side with our real estate agents

Our success is based on a strong, local presence and the special qualifications of our real estate advisors. They play a decisive role by managing all sales processes transparently. Digitally, connected to our network, and with the help of innovative tools, they stay on top of market trends. Thanks to their individual training at our in-house academy, they have a trained eye for seeing properties and deriving values. In this way, they accompany the sensitive process of market value assessment at the highest level.

welcome to the team

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Contact us

Engel & Völkers Spain

Avenida Diagonal 640, 6B

08017 Barcelona, España

Tel: +34 900 747 281