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Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Minneapolis

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 3:51pm Engel & Völkers


International luxury real estate firm expands presence to Midwest with new shop in emerging Minnesota city

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced today the opening of its first Minnesota shop in Minneapolis, bringing the firm’s global network and exclusive level of service to residents of the evolving area. The shop will bring 8 agents to the new Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown, solidifying the firm’s presence in the dynamic Midwest marketplace. Led by Geoff Bray and Lindsay Bacigalupo, the team brings over 25 years of experience to the new shop. Both are experts in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community having sold nearly $100 million in residential real estate over just the past three years. “With its rich professional sports atmosphere, nationally recognized natural attractions, notable universities and thriving arts center, Minneapolis is the ideal city to launch Engel & Völkers’ Midwest footprint,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “As the city is poised to become a key power player in the national marketplace, Geoff and Lindsay will provide the experience and local expertise necessary to best serve the needs of buyers and sellers drawn to the area.” Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown, ideally situated in on Hennepin Avenue in Downtown Minneapolis will provide leading services for buyers and sellers of premier properties in Minneapolis, St. Paul and its surrounding areas. As large corporations such as Target, United Healthcare and General Mills continue to headquarter in the area, Minneapolis is emerging as a key residential destination for both domestic and international buyers. “Minneapolis offers an unparalleled quality of life, with nationally recognized public parks and bike trails as well as numerous cultural offerings, which consistently draws in a wide range of buyers,” said Geoff Bray, License Partner of Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown. “As the area continues to grow in popularity, especially with millennials, Engel & Völkers will provide the tools and services necessary to best serve the comprehensive needs of our diverse range of clientele.” “Engel & Völkers is synonymous with consistent, quality service,” said Lindsay Bacigalupo, License Partner at Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown. “The connected global network and renowned services available through Engel & Völkers will allow Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown to fill the market gap for reliable customer service for buyers and sellers of premiere properties.” With recent openings in Atlanta, Dallas, Beverly Hills, and in Canada, Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto, 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 planned openings in several new markets.

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, yachts and private aviation. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 6,000 real estate advisors in more than 650 brokerages 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

Kathryn Pleiss Quinn 212-868-1900 ext. 391


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