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Engel & Völkers North America

By the Engel & Völkers Team

The world is getting smaller, and with commerce as well as accessible travel and communications, borders seem more like blurred lines. This makes today’s real estate market more global than ever. The Chinese population in particular has been increasingly emigrating to North America for well over 20 years, and in recent years the desire to invest in North American real estate has been booming. Why? There are four motivations for Chinese buyers:

  1. Education
  2. Lifestyle
  3. Immigration
  4. Investment

Along with these factors, the upper middle class in China is growing significantly, and not simply in primary cities, but in second and third tier cities—and they are looking to invest.

On average, a Chinese student

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Opening marks the 5th Colorado location for the international real estate company 

Engel & Völkers today announced a new real estate shop location in the prime Beaver Creek market, strengthening its existing Colorado presence. The new brokerage is led by license partners Josh Lautenberg and Tyra Rudrud along with managing broker Kristina Bruce and Mike Seguin, both formerly of High Life Properties. Engel & Völkers Vail Beaver Creek will serve the markets of Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead, working in tandem with the Engel & Völkers Vail location to service the entirety of the Vail Valley.

“Buyer interest in the Vail Valley continues to grow, both from a domestic and international perspective, and this is a strong addition to the many

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Nothing says I love you, Dad more than buying a home, but while most people are probably short on change to cash in on an extra house, it never hurts to get some phenomenal inspiration in hopes of one day snagging an amazing house for all those awesome dads, just in time for Father’s Day. Because dads all around the world really are the best—at least for the weekend. (Shhh, don’t tell Mom.) 

Here are seven homes on the market that have something special for every type of dad.

For the Car Enthusiast

Whether he has two cars or ten, if your dad has a car he loves he deserves an equally beloved space to show them off. Give Dad that trophy room to display his prized possessions, right at home. You can even gift him some

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E&V News

The Week in Real Estate Industry Deals: June 5-9, 2017
Mergers, integrations, acquistions, partnerships and more

EXCLUSIVE: Seattle Power Couple Comes out of Retirement to Open First Engel & vöLkers Luxury Franchise in Washington
Puget Sound Business Journal 
The couple plan to open the office in the heart of downtown Seattle, specializing in mega-luxury residential real estate.


North America

Montreal Home Prices Keep Looking up, Analysts Say
Montreal Gazette
The resale price of houses in the Montreal area rose in May for the third straight month, matching a peak set last summer, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Most Trump Real Estate Now Sold to Secretive Buyers
USA Today
Since President Trump won the Republican

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and How It Plays Into Your Life

By the Engel & Völkers Team

For all you techies, TechCrunch is probably your holy grail. Always privy to the latest leaks and launches heard through the Silicon Valley grapevine, TechCrunch oozes juicy tech gossip (or bitcoins) from its ears. So what’s a consistently cool and interesting discussion among this media site and tech philosophers, alike? IoT.

Also known as the “Internet of Things,” IoT speaks to the idea of all physical objects, from the simple and mundane to homes and cars, having a digital identity. Even more so, this promise of IoT in the world is well under way. Gartner states that more than 20 billion connected things will be in use worldwide by 2020, which poses huge

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E&V News

How Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Are About to Change Your Real Estate Business 
It's time to break the barriers between generations; we're stronger together than we are apart.

Rising Savannah Rent Sparks More Home Sales 
Savannah Now 
Increasing rent prices in Savannah and surrounding areas are spurring millennials to seek affordable housing, bucking the national trend of the younger generation delaying home ownership.

Engel & Völkers Opens Its First Shop in New Mexico 
Sangre De Christo Chronicle 
International real estate company expands into Taos.

Engel & Völkers Opens Shop in Okanagan 
Engel & Völkers has announced its newest shop in Okanagan, which comes as a partnership with Lexterra Real Estate; this expands the

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International premium real estate company continues Canadian expansion; opens first brokerage in Okanagan

Engel & Völkers has announced its newest shop in Okanagan, which comes as a partnership with Lexterra Real Estate; this expands the company’s international network and exclusive level of service in British Columbia and across Canada. Led by Suzie Doratti, owner and broker-of-record, the new Engel & Völkers in Okanagan, will provide leading real estate services to homebuyers and sellers in the Okanagan Valley from Lake Country to Peachland.

“The real estate market in the Okanagan Valley is becoming increasingly popular as more homebuyers near and far discover this emerging international destination for its natural beauty, warm weather climate and

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E&V News

How VR is Changing the Real Estate Industry
Shawn Blander, sales representative at Engel & Völkers, is joined by BNN's Greg Bonnell for a look at how virtual reality technology is allowing more foreign buyers to look at properties in Canada without stepping foot in the country.

5 Virtual Reality Best Practices
Since integrating virtual reality into Engel & Völkers shops throughout North America, here are a few best practices we’ve learned so far.

Top 10 Urban Properties with the Best Views
Be it a penthouse in a Manhattan high-rise or a sprawling estate built into the Hollywood Hills, one of the most sought after aspects for any luxury metropolitan home is the view to go with it. 

Amsterdam's Canal Ring District Has

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By Jill DeSilva, SVP, Marketing & Platform Development, Engel & Völkers North America


If you’ve started reading this article, congratulations! You are at least one step ahead of approximately 90 percent of your peers by simply implementing some sort of virtual tour element into your listings. With 70 percent of home sellers expecting a virtual tour to represent their property, and less than 9 percent of agents actually doing so, according to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), why not continue your gain in the marketplace by taking virtual tours to the next level with virtual reality? Since integrating virtual reality into Engel & Völkers shops throughout North America, here are a few best practices we’ve learned so far.

1. Own it.

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By the Engel & Völkers Team

Four Neighborhoods You Should Know About

Everything from its Mediterranean climate, culinary achievements and its beautiful beaches make Barcelona one of the hottest international destinations for travellers worldwide. Now, with real estate activity on the rise, it isn’t just travellers setting their sights on The City of Gaudi, but homebuyers and international investors as well. “Barcelona is a region with a healthy economy and a very good infrastructure, which offers a high quality of life,” said Oriol Canal, Managing Director of the Engel & Völkers Market Center Barcelona.The neighborhoods of Barcelona offer a variety in culture, history, architecture and amenities. Here are four you should know about, right now.

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