The global real estate brand enters the exclusive Rocky Mountain enclave, Northeast Idaho’s resort destination for luxury homeowners from around the world
Engel & Völkers today announced the opening of its newest real estate shop location in Coeur D’Alene, ID. Alex Ganea, an existing license partner with Engel & Völkers Spokane, will also serve as a license partner for the Coeur d’Alene shop. Ganea is an accomplished real estate professional with more than 17 years of experience, maintaining a position in the top 3% of producers in the area’s MLS for the past 12 years. Benjamin Baker will also serve as a license partner alongside Ganea. Baker has served as Ganea’s director of operations for five years, and in addition to being a top-producing broker, is heavily involved in the community, having served on the Spokane City Council and led economic development for the city. Under Ganea and Baker’s leadership, the newly established Engel & Völkers Coeur D’Alene will service home buyers and sellers in Coeur D’Alene, Hayden, Post Falls, St. Mary’s, Sandpoint and Rathdrum.
“The Coeur D’Alene real estate market is strong, with both home sales and prices continuing to climb,” said Anthony Hitt, president and CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas. “Lake Coeur D’Alene is the main attraction for the area that has made it a highly-coveted resort market, drawing in luxury home buyers from around the world. Given Alex and Benjamin’s extensive knowledge and deep familiarity with the local community and the nuances of its distinct real estate market and high-end clientele, they are the ideal leaders to expand our presence in establishing a dedicated Coeur D’Alene location. I am thrilled with our continued growth in the region.”
The newly built Engel & Völkers Coeur D’Alene shop will be located in the center of Riverstone Village. Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Coeur d’Alene is primarily characterized by luxury buyers from around the U.S. and Western Europe and is largely a second residence vacation market. It is also home to multiple ski resorts and state parks, while the heart of the city is very modern and boasts an active nightlife scene.
“Known around the world as a leader in luxury, Engel & Völkers will deliver a level of real estate service for which Coeur d’Alene is primed,” said Ganea. “The area attracts a plethora of high-end clientele, many of whom are already familiar with the Engel & Völkers brand. Our shop will introduce a new standard for real estate that is grounded in a long-standing history of luxury, personalization, client care and expertise. Buyers, sellers and agents here are looking for an alternative to business as usual, and as part of Engel & Völkers we are bringing a fresh, modern and elevated approach to real estate.”
Engel & Völkers operates a global network of over 12,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.coeurdalene.evrealestate.com.