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This is us


We are Engel & Völkers

Like every client and every real estate advisor, we too have a unique story. It's one steeped in iconic heritage that drives our resolve to change the way consumers experience the properties, neighborhoods and the overall process of buying and selling a home.

Our story began in Hamburg, Germany in 1977 with the founding of the privately owned Engel & Völkers franchise by Christian Völkers who remains at the head of our global operations. The world of Engel & Völkers was created and continues to grow around the mission to possess the highest levels of competency and client service. Through unrivaled brand consistency, sophisticated systems and innovations, we've done what no other European luxury real estate franchise has been able to do—successfully establish itself in the Americas.

Quality product offerings, premium service and innovative thinking never seem to go out of style.

― Christian Völkers

Christian Volkers Signature

In 2014 an acute focus was made on expanding Engel & Völkers throughout the U.S., Canada and Caribbean. With full Manhattan-based operations, Engel & Völkers continues to grow with select market leaders dedicated to helping today's savvy consumer claim their own piece of luxury with local specialization and global scale. To carry out this vision, we live by our four cornerstones that make up each and every part of our brand identity: the enjoyment of the best in life, handcrafted attention to detail, an ethos of leadership and our global presence and reach.

Whether you are a real estate professional or looking to buy or sell a home, come visit us at one of our iconic shop locations to experience the Engel & Völkers difference.

You can bet there's more to our story.