Engel & Völkers Enters Kansas City

November 25, 2019

Kansas City real estate team, Ripley Associates, partners with the global real estate brand to bring a new level of service and marketing reach to clients in the “City of Fountains”

Engel & Völkers today announced the brand’s first real estate shop opening in Kansas City as the result of a partnership with Ripley Associates, led by owner and license partner Angie Ripley. Ripley Associates consists of an award-winning group of real estate professionals, industry leaders and market experts, and will now do business as Engel & Völkers Kansas City. 

Ripley built her business with a client-focused mentality and continues to grow her team with local real estate experts who are dedicated to delivering unparalleled marketing and premier real estate services throughout the Greater Kansas City area.

“Among the top ten largest cities in the Midwest, Kansas City continues to attract residents from near and far,” said Anthony Hitt, president and CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas. “With the downtown area in the midst of a massive revitalization effort featuring new condos and apartments, restaurants, shopping and entertainment, and Forbes ranking six area companies among the best large American employers, it’s an exciting time for real estate in this market. There’s truly something for every buyer in the market; and Angie and her team are the right professionals to represent Engel & Völkers and provide clients the best real estate services in the area.”

Engel & Völkers’ first Kansas City location will be located in Leawood’s Park Place, at 5255 W. 116th Place, offering Main Street charm with one-of-a-kind boutiques and the best in local and regional restaurant, shopping and entertainment venues. Spanning two states, Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City is famous for its eponymous barbecue style, a vibrant blues and jazz music scene, the famous Country Club Plaza and professional sports teams with a devoted fan base.  Kansas City is known as the “City of Fountains” because it is second only to Rome in its number of water features, as well as the “Paris of the Plains” because it is second only to Paris in its number of boulevards.

“Engel & Völkers stands for professionalism, expertise and quality — values that distinctly align with our own,” said Ripley. “Neighborhood-level knowledge is becoming increasingly important to clients in our market. As part of the Engel & Völkers network, buyers and sellers in the Kansas City area will now have a single, go-to resource for finding a professional advisor that has unparalleled local market expertise to help them navigate their own specific real estate journey, with the backing and support of a global network and world renowned brand. We are excited to be setting a new standard for real estate professionalism and expertise here in Kansas City.”

Engel & Völkers operates a global network of over 11,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.kansascity.evrealestate.com.


About Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers is a global luxury real estate brand. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1977, Engel & Völkers draws on its rich European history to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate in the Americas with a focus on creating a bespoke, white-glove concierge client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process for today’s savvy homeowner.

Engel & Völkers currently operates approximately 195 shop locations with more than 3,700 real estate advisors in the Americas, contributing to the brand’s global network of over 11,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services, including real estate, yachting and aviation. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and platforms; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. For more information, visit  www.evrealestate.com.

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