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Our History

“Quality product offerings, premium service and innovative thinking, never seem to go out of style.” – Christian Völkers

Engel & Völkers has been redefining real estate service internationally for more than three decades. Our rapid growth and unique luxury brand has placed us as a leader in the sale of residential and commercial real estate. See how our history forms our future.

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2017 Engel & Völkers opens its first shop in The Bahamas, its third shop in the Caribbean
2017 "Making Virtual a Reality" initiative arms every shop in the Americas with VR technology
2016 Engel & Völkers announces 8,000th real estate advisor worldwide
2016 900 North America advisors complete Engel & Völkers Academy’s Certification Program (EVCP)
2015 Engel & Völkers announces 7,000th real estate advisor in its worldwide network of over 700 shops spanning 37 countries across 5 continents
2015 Engel & Völkers announces entry into Canada with new shops in Toronto, Montreal, Mont Tremblant, Collingwood, King City, Calgary and Vancouver
2015 Engel & Völkers announces new Aviation Division
2014 Engel & Völkers expands in the U.S. with new shops in New Jersey, Nevada, Georgia, Texas and Vermont
2014 Engel & Völkers establishes New York City market center on Park Avenue
2014 Anthony Hitt becomes CEO of Engel & Völkers North America, targeting growth in the U.S., Canada, Central America and the Caribbean
2013 Engel & Völkers opens its first metropolitan market center in Barcelona
2012 Founding of the Engel & Völkers “Castles and Manor Houses” business division
2012 Engel & Völkers opens 500th shop worldwide
2010 Engel & Völkers opens in Massachusetts
2009 Engel & Völkers opens additional shops in California
2008 Engel & Völkers opens first U.S. shops in Florida and New York
2007 Engel & Völkers announces new Yachting Division
2007 Private Office opens in London
1995 Official launch of the shop concept and opening of the first property shops as part of the Engel & Völkers group
1995 Engel & Völkers establishes Real Estate Academy
1990 First Engel & Völkers shop outside of Germany opens in Mallorca, Spain
1988 Founding of the GG magazine publishing house
1987 Engel & Cie. officially becomes Engel & Völkers
1981 Christian Völkers becomes Managing Partner
1977 Founding of Engel & Cie., later Engel & Völkers, in Hamburg, Germany

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