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Engel & Völkers Opens First Real Estate Shop in Oak Bay, British Columbia

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 10:00am Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers Victoria Oak Bay to provide premium level real estate services and global reach to clients in the local market and from around the world

Oak Bay, B.C. – Engel & Völkers North America, the North American operations for the international, European-based premium real estate firm, launched its first Oak Bay shop in British Columbia, marking the occasion with a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony held at its location at 2249 Oak Bay Avenue. The Oak Bay shop provides the firm’s global standard of premium service as Engel & Völkers Victoria Oak Bay and is led by Scott Piercy and James LeBlanc, who are also owners of two additional Engel & Völkers shops in Victoria, and, along with co-owner Brian Danyliw, of Engel & Völkers Nanaimo.

The grand opening event was hosted by Piercy and LeBlanc and attended by Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen, Oak Bay Councillor Hazel Braithwaite, Vancouver License Partner Andrew Carros, and advisors Chris Burns and Brodie Young. Representatives of Engel & Völkers North America included Richard Brinkley, SVP Canada and Jack Gettles, VP Brokerage Services.

“The grand opening of Engel & Völkers Victoria Oak Bay means the introduction of a higher level of premium services and unmatched international reach for home buyers and sellers in the Oak Bay market,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO Engel & Völkers North America. “Scott and James and their advisors have the proven expertise in representing and delivering Engel & Völkers’ highest service standards known worldwide, and will no doubt achieve the same level of success with Engel & Völkers Victoria Oak Bay.”

The Engel & Völkers Victoria Oak Bay shop is situated on the main thoroughfare of Oak Bay Avenue, where businesses benefit from the high pedestrian traffic among visitors who are drawn to the village center’s world class shopping, art galleries, dining and entertainment. Oak Bay is a seaside community with a vibrant arts and cultural district, enjoyed by residents for its beaches, golf courses, outdoor lifestyle and for its private schools which are among the best in the nation.

“This market has quite a mix of retirees in search of the finest in golf community living, growing families who want to retain the modern amenities they may have left behind in the cities,” said Piercy.  “Oak Bay also home to the Uplands, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in North America.”

“This is a town that will benefit from having an Engel & Völkers here because it means premium level service at all price points with a true ability to market and sell prestigious homes to a local, national and international market,” said LeBlanc. “We’ve had great success in introducing our international services in three other markets, and we expect to redefine real estate services in this market as well.”

Close to downtown Victoria on Vancouver Island, the new shop will provide premium, international real estate services in Oak Bay, Saanich and Victoria.

With shops in Toronto, King City, Collingwood, Ottawa, Markham, Mont-Tremblant, Montreal, Bromont, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria; and, in the U.S. with San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Lake Tahoe, Houston, South Charlotte, Minneapolis and New York City; and in the Caribbean in the Cayman Islands, Engel & Völkers continues to strengthen its presence in premium real estate markets across North America. Additionally, Engel & Völkers continues to expand throughout Canada with planned openings in several new markets.


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