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Engel & Völkers Inducts Top Real Estate Agents Into Highly Exclusive Private Office Network at New York City’s “21” Club

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 3:49pm Engel & Völkers


North American advisors join international real estate’s elite agents to provide high-end services to top clients

Seven of Engel & Völkers’ top North American real estate advisors were invited to the world famous “21” Club restaurant in New York City on January 21, 2014 to be officially inducted to the brand’s ultra-exclusive Private Office network. Out of the 4,500 Engel & Völkers Advisors worldwide, there are now 21 who currently hold this designation. The agents are Lourdes Alatriste from Engel & Völkers Miami; Cheryl Davis from Engel & Völkers Las Vegas; Sandra Miller from Engel & Völkers Santa Monica; Carol Sollak from Engel & Völkers Wellington; and Babbi Gabel, Angela Phillips and Sandra Wilken from Engel & Völkers Scottsdale. They join the 14 other Private Office Advisors based in the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland and Germany. In order to join Private Office, advisors within the Engel & Völkers network must be nominated by their brokers and are selected based on their consistent, year-after-year production numbers, market expertise, notably high quality service and passion as real estate professionals. Clients are also asked to comment on their service experience as part of this process. Nominees are then submitted to a North American selection committee who decide which candidates meet all requirements for final submission to the head of Private Office in Hamburg, Germany. As Private Office Advisors, the group gains access to marketing tools and opportunities developed specifically to work with the luxury brand’s highest net-worth clients. They also work together as the preferred contacts for international referrals that require the highest levels of service and market expertise. “For clients who rely on impeccable service and the utmost discretion in their real estate transactions, we offer Private Office, our highest level of service represented by our most talented and passionate representatives,” said Christoph von Schenck, who is head of Private Office at its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. “We are happy to have representatives in North America where so many of our international clients are interested in buying prime property.” “No other brand in real estate offers the level of service that Private Office does,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “Engel & Völkers attracts the best agents in each market we serve and these advisors represent the very best among them. As we continue to expand into new markets, we expect our Private Office membership to grow.” The evening in the “21” Club’s secret wine cellar room, made famous for its use as a hidden storage room for illegal liquor during the Prohibition Era included a private guided tour of the cellar and seven course tasting menu with wine pairing. The selection committee decided on the “21” Club as the site for the event because of its reputation, exclusivity and high quality service, all features that match the prestige of Private Office.

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 4,500 real estate advisors in 500 residential brokerages and 43 commercial offices spanning 38 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. Engel & Völkers is an active supporter of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated.

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For further information please contact:

Charles Kim 212-234-3100


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