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Engel & Völkers Arrives in Quebec with First Shop in Montreal

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 3:01pm Engel & Völkers


International luxury real estate firm announces partnership with McGill Immobilier

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, today announced the opening of its first shop in Montreal, bringing the firm’s global network and renowned level of service to residents looking for premier real estate opportunities. The opening is the result of a union between the historic international brokerage, McGill Immobilier, which is owned by Patrice Groleau and Debby Doktorczyk. “Engel & Völkers reputation as a provider of premium offerings and unique services is well-regarded internationally, so it is critical that our first partnership in Montreal aligns with a team who shares the same philosophy for exceptional client service,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “McGill’s reputation for providing toptier service in the Montreal marketplace is unmatched, and we are confident that the team’s knowledge and expertise will combine seamlessly with our global network to elevate the area’s comprehensive real estate needs.” The shop will bring a new level of real estate experience to Montreal buyers and sellers and further solidify the firm’s presence in the North American marketplace. Engel & Völkers Montreal will bring 42 real estate advisors to the brand with premium, international expertise in Montreal’s most desirable neighborhoods. “I was struck by the similarities between the Engel & Völkers brand both in the design and its commitment to quality service and premium properties,” said Groleau. “As McGill, we have always been selective in the agents we approached and understand the importance and value of the selectivity so well known in the Engel & Völkers approach in expanding its network.” Montreal was named second in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s list of Best Places to Live in 2015 and is one of only three cities to be named a City of Design by UNESCO. Montreal is also consistently ranked highly as an international convention destination and as a location for university students. “Montreal is the Paris of North America,” explained Doktorczyk. “The city has a legacy of interesting architecture and a bilingual culture and is a major hub of modern commerce and industry. It offers a variety of new housing, a diverse population and a vibrant nightlife,” she added, “Many Europeans are flocking to Montreal a new, dynamic place to live.” The shop opens on the heels of other notable Engel & Völkers locations including Austin, Dallas, Beverly Hills, and Concord in the United States, and Victoria, Calgary, Toronto and York shops in Canada. With each shop launch, Engel & Völkers continues to strengthen its presence in the premium real estate market across North America and plans upcoming openings over the next several months.

About Engel & Völkers

Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property and yachts. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 5,900 real estate advisors in more than 560 residential brokerages and 65 commercial offices spanning 39 countries across six continents, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. It established its North America corporate headquarters in 2007 and opened its first brokerage in the same year. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data.

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For further information please contact:

Charles Kim Engel & Völkers North America 212-234-3100 ext. 9809

Bérengère Thériault Engel & Völkers Montreal 514-999-6493


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