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Engel & Völkers Newport Branch Expands Leadership

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 2:55pm Engel & Völkers


Engel & Völkers Newport Branch Expands Leadership with Addition of New Partners, Dougan Jones and Paul Benson, and Office Sales Manager Gary Longobardo

Engel & Völkers Newport Beach today announced additions to its leadership with Dougan Jones and Paul Benson as License Partners and Gary Longobardo as Office Sales Manager. “The strength of the Engel & Völkers’ presence in California has its roots in our activity in the Newport Beach Market,” said Mathias Bode, CEO of Engel & Völkers California. “With the selection of Dougan and Paul as license partners and the support provided by Gary, in California, I expect that we will accelerate the rollout of the Engel & Völkers brand throughout the state of California.” “The Engel & Völkers shop in Newport Beach at 3636 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, has had great success and there are even greater opportunities for growth,” said Jones. “I am looking forward to working with this highly talented team and extending this truly international brand into this extraordinary market.” Jones has been an owner and operator of many companies throughout the U.S. Benson has been a top-producing agent and has appeared on the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends annual rankings as the 45th Top Individual U.S. Agents in 2013 and has been among the top 100 agents in the same rankings for the last three years. “There is a high level of interconnectivity between luxury markets and Southern California ,” said Benson. “Dougan and I hope to leverage our combined experience, expertise and network to develop business internationally and bring buyers to Newport Beach.” Longobardo joins the team with 15 years of professional experience, which includes high-level positions with Tarbell Realtors in Santa Ana and as president and COO of Realty World. As Sales Office Manager, he will be in responsible for developing the business footprint of the shop and recruiting and coaching new agents. “Engel & Völkers offers a truly unique set of systems and tools in the luxury market supported by an unmatched international network of real estate professionals representing the brand,” said Longobardo. Jones, Benson and Longobardo join Mark Adams in the growth of Engel & Völkers Newport Beach. Jones and Benson have been granted licenses to open additional Engel & Völkers shops in San Francisco, Marin County, Napa, and Sonoma, and the state of Utah.

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 5,500 real estate advisors in 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. 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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