NEW YORK, NY - Engel & Völkers North America, the North American operations for the European based, premium real estate firm, announced the addition of two new members to its exclusive Private Office network. Rachelle Starnes of Engel & Völkers Calgary and John King of Engel & Völkers Ottawa Central were inducted at a ceremony held at the firm’s Park Avenue offices in New York City.
“As we continue to grow in key Canadian markets, we discover great new talents among top producers who exceed our highest standards of service quality, which gives us the opportunity to build our Private Office network and strengthen our international reach,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America.
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.
“Private Office represents our highest level of service and is reserved for our clients who expect expertise, experience and the utmost discretion in their real estate transactions,” said Constantin von Dalwigk, Head of Private Office at its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. “We are proud to have a growing number of representatives in Canada where so many of our international clients are interested in buying premier properties.”