Global real estate brand continues Americas expansion with entrance into Northwest Arkansas, ranked among the top five places to live in the U.S.
Engel & Völkers today announced its newest real estate shop locations opening in Bentonville and Springdale, AR in partnership with Michelle Dearing, principal broker, and Francis Ace Rouse, executive broker. Dearing is a top producing area real estate professional who has sold over $100 million in residential real estate in Northwest Arkansas in the three years since founding her brokerage, Midtown Associates, which will now do business as Engel & Völkers NWA. Under Dearing and Rouse’s leadership, the Bentonville and Springdale shop locations will service home buyers and sellers in Bentonville, Bella Vista, Rogers, Springdale, Fayetteville, Siloam Springs, and the surrounding areas.
“Perhaps best known as the headquarters and home to Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, Bentonville draws employees and associated companies from all over the world,” said Anthony Hitt, president and CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas. “The area has developed into a place that people want to live, work and play. Bentonville is known for its arts, culture, culinary scene, opportunities for adventure and outdoor recreation. As a global brand, it makes sense for us to have a presence in such a thriving and diverse metropolis. Michelle’s impressive track record of success along with her infectious enthusiasm for the Northwest Arkansas community as well as a passion for client service made it clear that she is the ideal leader for our growth here.”
Engel & Völkers NWA is comprised of two shop locations. One located in the heart of downtown Bentonville, surrounded by the history of the Bentonville Square, and the other located in the burgeoning Downtown Springdale District, directly off of the Razorback Greenway and overlooking the beautiful waterway of Turnbow Park.
Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Northwest Arkansas is the fifth fastest-growing metro area in the nation and is ranked fourth on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best places to live. The area has long been home to Fortune 500 companies, and it is also now ranked among the nation’s top ten rising technology hubs. Averaging 30+ new residents every day, the area’s reputation as an ideal place to live, work and play continues to grow. With urban and suburban housing inventory encompassing everything from tiny homes to historic homes, gated communities to recreational land, and everything in between, there is truly a home to suit the needs of every resident.
“Real estate is more than just selling property, it’s about connecting clients to the community,” said Dearing. “Bringing Engel & Völkers to our market, along with the tools, marketing materials and global recognition that the brand offers will boost our capabilities to do this even more effectively. We are at the same time global and local, and as individual real estate professionals, we strive to provide the very best client experience each and every time. The presence of Engel & Völkers in Northwest Arkansas will elevate the area’s entire real estate market; clients here deserve the highest level of service, excellence, and luxury on a global scale, and Engel & Völkers is uniquely qualified to deliver this.”
Engel & Völkers operates a global network of over 11,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit nwa.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.