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Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 3:31pm Engel & Völkers


International premium real estate firm extends Southern presence with its first location in vibrant area

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced today the opening of its first shop in Richmond, VA bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the region. The opening comes with the union between the storied international brokerage and Select Properties of Virginia, a leading luxury real estate firm serving Richmond and the surrounding area. Douglas C. Dorsey, who brings over three decades of experience working in the market, is the owner of the new shop in Richmond. The new shop will bring 27 agents to Engel & Völkers Richmond, further solidifying the firm’s presence in the growing Virginia marketplace. “Following the launch of Engel & Völkers shops in Tysons and Lansdowne earlier this year, Richmond, with its natural beauty, rich historical and cultural offerings, and dynamic job market, presented itself as the ideal location to further our Southern footprint” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “The firm’s experience, expertise and inherent knowledge of the Virginia marketplace will seamlessly combine with Engel & Völkers’ global network to best serve the comprehensive real estate needs of the greater Richmond area.” Engel & Völkers Richmond will provide leading services for buyers and sellers of premier properties in Richmond and its surrounding counties. Richmond is emerging as a key residential destination for global buyers, who are attracted to the region’s abundance of green space and the James River, historical Monument Avenue, thriving arts community and low cost of living. The area’s large law firms and Fortune 500 companies such as Dominion Resources, CarMax, Genworth Financial and Altria Group are also bringing new buyers to the area. “As the Richmond real estate market continues to evolve at a rapid pace, we anticipate a growing demand for top-tier service from local and foreign buyers drawn to the area,” said Mr. Dorsey, Engel & Völkers Richmond. “Engel & Völkers will provide a key counterpart to our diverse clientele with its renowned level of service, experienced global network of real estate advisors and cutting-edge systems and resources.” With the opening of shops in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Beverly Hills, St. George, Long Beach, LA – South Bay, Minneapolis and Concord and, in Canada, Victoria, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver Island, Toronto and York, 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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