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Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Austin

Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 2:33pm Engel & Völkers


International luxury real estate firm expands Texas presence through partnership with leading Austin brokerage

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced today the opening of its first Austin shop, enhancing the level of service and global real estate reach available to real estate consumers in the vibrant area. The opening comes with the union between the storied international brokerage and Turnquist Partners REALTORS®, a longstanding luxury real estate firm serving Austin and the surrounding area for decades and owned by Steve and Michele Turnquist. The partnership will bring 75 agents from Turnquist Partners to the new Engel & Völkers Austin, further solidifying the firm’s presence in the Texas marketplace. “Following Engel & Völkers’ launch in Dallas this past November, having Turnquist Partners joining our network provides the ideal opportunity to expand our Texas footprint in a truly dynamic city such as Austin,” said CEO of Engel & Völkers North America, Anthony Hitt. “Turnquist Partners’ deep knowledge of the local Austin marketplace will combine seamlessly with Engel & Völkers’ connected global network to best serve the comprehensive real estate needs of Austin’s buyers and sellers.” Engel & Völkers Austin, the head office, is centrally located at 3700 Bee Caves Road, will provide leading services for buyers and sellers of premier properties in Austin and its surrounding neighborhoods. With the ongoing strength in the job market, particularly in the tech sector, and second home buyers continuing to flock to the area, Austin is emerging as a key residential destination for both local and international buyers. “As a native Austinite with deep roots in this magnificent city, it has been my privilege to see Austin blossom into a truly global community over the past number of years,” said Michele Turnquist who, along with Steve Turnquist, owns Engel & Völkers Austin. “Turnquist Partners has served Austin for the past two decades with a dedicated, handson approach, and our partnership with Engel & Völkers provides the leverage necessary to continue thriving in today’s global marketplace, while maintaining our core philosophies as a family run business.” “This strategic partnership will ensure that we continually provide clients with industry leading tools and support,” added Steve Turnquist, co-owner of Engel & Völkers Austin. “In today’s ever-evolving market, Engel & Völkers offers an exceptional platform that brings our brand to the next level.” With the opening of Austin’s Westlake and Lakeway shops and the recent opening of the Beverly Hills and Canada brokerages, Engel & Völkers continues to strengthen its presence in the premium real estate market across North America. Additionally, Engel & Völkers continues to expand throughout the United States with the opening of new shops in Vienna, Virginia; Concord, Massachusetts; and Houston, Texas.

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

Maggie (Hawryluk) Meluzio Quinn 212-868-1900 ext. 266


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