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The Howard Morrel Team Joins Engel & Völkers NYC

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 2:39pm Engel & Völkers

Contact: Megan Kivlehan, Quinn,, 212.868.1900 x264

Team Looks to Leverage International Firm’s Extensive Network to Expand Business

European-based global real estate firm, Engel & Völkers announced today that the Howard Morrel Team has joined its New York City brokerage office. Led by Howard Morrel and Leslie Hirsch, the Morrel Team joins the firm having previously been one of the top performing teams at Brown Harris Stevens. Consistently ranked among the top one percent of real estate professionals in the country, Morrel was recently recognized in the “The Thousand” published by The Wall Street Journal and REALTrends in June. The prestigious ranking placed him as the 11th top-producing agent in New York City, and 111th in the nation based on transaction volume.

“We are so pleased to welcome Howard and his team to our growing organization,” said Stuart Siegel, president and CEO of Engel & Völkers NYC. “Howard is an ideal fit with our team of top producers around the country and the world.”

Upon joining, Morrel was selected to become a part of the company’s ultra-exclusive Private Office Network; he is among only 24 of the company’s 4,700 advisors worldwide who were invited to join the group.

Morrel, with his team, has sold over $1 billion of real estate in New York City, including coops, condos, new developments and investment properties. Most recently, the team completed the sale of a $15 million cooperative on Central Park South, and an $18.45 million multi-family building on West 11th Street.

“The real estate market in New York is increasingly driven and influenced by international buyers,” said Morrel. “It reached the point where we felt that we would be selling ourselves short if we didn’t find a meaningful way to expand internationally and really tap into that business. The Engel & Völkers platform is unrivaled in that we have seamless access to real estate advisors and clients all over the world.”

Added Hirsch, “This gives us the opportunity to truly be full-service agents and take our business to another level. It’s a wonderful way to extend our reach and influence in support of our clients.”

Morrel has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Prior to his career in real estate, Morrel was a successful music producer who worked with well-known artists including Yoko Ono, Miles Davis, Linda Ronstadt and Natalie Cole. He continues to work with his extensive network of high-profile contacts who value his team’s expertise, integrity and discretion. He is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, and received a Juris Doctor from New York Law School.

Joining Morrel and Hirsch is a diverse and talented group that includes Kiono Thomas, Alina Pogorelova, Radna Tsagadinova and Rebecca Kilborne.

For more information about the Howard Morrel Team and Engel & Völkers NYC, call 212-616-7600.

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 4,700 real estate advisors in more than 500 residential brokerages and 50 commercial offices spanning 38 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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