In The News

October 22, 2022

From Chicago to Alberta, Canada, Engel & Völkers continues to make headlines with some of the most distinctive listings in the industry.

Engel & Völkers attracts media attention locally, across the Americas, and around the globe through our award-winning public relations and marketing strategies. We position our network members, leaders, and premium listings in front of millions of consumers every month.


A Jewel in the Woods of Québec for $1.6 Million: House Hunting in Canada

The Laurentians region of Québec (known as Laurentides to French speakers) is home to the Laurentian mountain range. Popular with second-home buyers, the real estate market has been “on fire” since the onset of the pandemic, said Steven Lafave, Managing Director of Engel & Völkers Tremblant.

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Upscale Waterloo Home Fetches Asking Price in Less Than a Week

This luxurious house on a 99 by 162-foot lot sits in an exclusive area of Waterloo, close to the Westmount Golf and Country Club. “It’s not a neighbourhood where you see a lot of homes come on the market,” said advisor Dennis Mehravar. “When they do, if they’re done right, they go fast.”

Listed by Dennis Mehravar and Nik Poulimenos of Engel & Volkers Waterloo Region.

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Engel & Völkers Americas Promotes NYC Leader as Chief Strategy Officer

Engel & Völkers Americas has promoted Stuart Siegel, one of the brokerage’s leaders in New York City and across the brand globally, to chief strategy officer (CSO). Siegel will identify and manage new areas of growth opportunity and keep existing roles as a leader at Engel & Völkers New York City and as global head of Private Office and Development Services.

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High-Rises Have Replaced the Historic Lakefront Townhouses on Chicago’s North Shore Drive—Here’s One Exception

This renovated 1895 home offers six levels, a rooftop deck with unobstructed Lake Michigan views, a separate apartment, four kitchens, and an elevator. The six-level townhouse in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is part of a row of four rare single-family homes on North Lake Shore Drive.

Listed by Jennifer Ames of Engel & Völkers Chicago.

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This $18 Million Ranch in Canada Comes With the Fictional Town From an Oscar-Winning Movie

While Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning film, Unforgiven, was supposed to be set in the Old West, it was actually shot in Alberta, Canada. Now, the ranch where Eastwood and his castmates stayed during filming is up for grabs, along with the movie’s fictional town of “Big Whiskey.” 

Listed by Chris Burns and Greg Carros of Engel & Völkers Vancouver.

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Lakefront Vineyard Seller Casts a Wide Net for Buyer

The house was expected to take a couple of years to sell, considering the niche market for exclusive properties. However, even amid interest rate hikes and inflation, it sold almost exactly a year from the date it was listed.

Sold by Richard Deacon of Engel & Völkers Okanagan.

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Six Tasteful Homes in Vancouver, British Columbia

Sunset Beach Park and the Granville Island ferry are five minutes from this two-bedroom apartment in a new luxury high-rise. The open-plan home features a 26-foot kitchen with an eat-in island; a living room with a gas fireplace, built-in sound system, and high ceilings; and a wraparound balcony with city views and room for a dining table.

Listed by Sherry Chen and of Engel & Völkers Vancouver.

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Deals Will Hinge on Negotiations This Fall. Here’s How Buyers’ Agents Win.

Dawn Maddux of Engel & Völkers Western Frontier explains why homebuyers shouldn’t feel rushed to make decisions before they’ve done all their due diligence on a property, and how buyers’ agents should actively encourage this to avoid regret later.

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The Cayman Islands Offer Retirees More Than a Tax Haven

The Cayman Islands, which offer a piece of paradise, generous tax incentives, and excellent healthcare, are a major lure for ultra-high-net-worth retirees. Heidi Kiss of Engel & Völkers Cayman Islands discusses the factors that draw them to spend their golden years in this picture-perfect setting.

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Luxury Market Maintains a Steady Pace

Anthony Hitt, president and CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas discusses the Canadian real estate market’s transition to a steadier pace after an unprecedented growth period. While some buyers are continuing to monitor the market and the Bank of Canada’s interest rates, this provides an opportunity for eager buyers to negotiate deal terms and property prices, unlike in recent years.

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Home of the Week: This Regal 1930s Mansion Is a ‘Downton Abbey’ Fantasy—Just Outside of Chicago

Chicago may be the city that invented the skyscraper, but its surrounding towns and hamlets are home to some of the most spectacular traditionally designed estates in all of the nation. And few are more spectacular than Suffield House, a 1930s-era mansion in the affluent community of Lake Forest just north of the city on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Listed by Jennifer Ames of Engel & Völkers Chicago.

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Let’s Tok About It: Creating Fun, Engaging Content for Your Real Estate Business

Five years and 1 billion active monthly users later, TikTok has established itself as an app like no other. Embracing TikTok is embracing a living, breathing platform, where the full spectrum of personalities, opinions, and characters are what gives air to its lungs.

Katelyn Castellano, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Engel & Völkers Americas, shares her thoughts on the powerful platform here.


Engel & Völkers Opens Shop in Gulf Shores, Rebrands Local Real Estate Agency

Engel & Völkers has recently opened a new real estate shop in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The branch will be led by the company’s license partner, Brian Harris, a Savannah, Georgia-based real estate agent and the founder and CEO of Harris Vacation Rentals. The rental agency provides services in property management, vacation rentals, and real estate.

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“Selling a Lifestyle”: Former NY Yankee-Turned-Realtor on Working With Pro Athlete Clients

What do professional athletes really want? The fast-paced, geographically untethered life of a professional athlete is not one many can fully understand. Especially with respect to the headline-making set of athletic superstars, unique considerations need to be granted. With that in mind, Engel & Völkers has scired major points in the professional athlete circle with the recent launch of its Professional Athlete Advisory Group

Former NY Yankee and current real estate advisor, Jim Bruske of Engel & Völkers Scottsdale Waterfront discusses how he caters to these unique clients here.


Steeped in Culture and History, Cannes Offers an Active Retirement on the Beautiful French Riviera

The compact seaside city of Cannes has been one of the Cote d’Azur’s most glamorous and exclusive resorts for over a century. Pénélope Gréco de Beauharnais, team leader at the Engel & Völkers Market Center in Cannes explains the appeal of this iconic location and why it’s been attracting retirees in search of cultural amenities and recreational activities.


Top Bay Area agent Tracy McLaughlin Leaves The Agency for Engel & Völkers

Tracy McLaughlin, one of the top real estate agents in the U.S., has left The Agency for Engel & Völkers. McLaughlin was ranked the No. 24 agent in the U.S. and the No. 8 agent in California by sales volume by RealTrends in 2021 and has been the top agent in Marin County, California, consistently since 2005. She now joins Engel & Völkers Marin County, under the leadership of Paul Benson.

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