About Engel & Völkers

Local Agents With The International Connection

Since 1977.

We are a global company and lifestyle brand providing high quality services for those seeking to buy and sell real estate properties. We distinguish ourselves by providing our clients with exceptional service and support.

Since 1977, we have been the select provider of high-end premium real estate service throughout Europe, Asia and North America. We use the latest technologies, manage an extensive network of exclusive listings and potential buyers, partner with influential media outlets, and employ the highest-caliber agents who strive to represent our distinguished brand.

Our style of doing business originates from our early success as a luxury property agency. We maintain the same standards of quality and service in everything we do.

E&V at a glance

Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service companies specialised in the brokerage of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft. Based in over 800 locations in total, Engel & Völkers offers both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of services. Consultancy, sales and leasing form the core competences of the staff of more than 10,000 people. The Company is currently operating in over 30 countries on four continents. Intensive training schemes in its in-house real estate Academy and the high level of quality assurance governing its systematically structured service provision are key factors that account for the Company’s success.

General Information

  • founded in 1977
  • licensor since 1998
  • operational in over 30 countries on four continents
  • More than 10,000 people worldwide
  • More than 800 Shops

We are a globally operational service provision company specialised in the brokerage of premium residential property, commercial real estate and yachts. The continuous expansion of our network and the renowned reputation of our brand give us access to an exclusive client base. We feel fully at home within the social and professional circles of discerning and sophisticated individuals. The E&V network lives out the spirit of our brand with enthusiasm and conviction.

Engel & Völkers is now an established brand in Germany, as well as in most European countries and in Asia, America and South Africa. We are operational worldwide with a total of more than 650 residential property shops and over 80 commercial offices – based in 33 countries spanning four continents.

Founded in Hamburg in 1977, Engel & Völkers is now one of the leading companies in the industry. Approximately 10,000 highly qualified people working under the Engel & Völkers brand. Our proven licence partner system forms the basis for our continuous growth, ensuring international presence and specialisation in sub-markets. The shop concept was introduced in the mid-1990s to facilitate our rapid and consistent expansion strategy. Located in prime positions and conceived in the Company’s standard corporate design, the residential property shops create a clear profile and familiarity in the mindsets of our clients and potential clients.

In 1996, we were one of the first property companies in Germany to found our own training centre – the in-house real estate academy – where everyone within the E&V network receives comprehensive professional training.

Christian Völkers, the company founder and CEO, has a successful concept that unites his intuitive understanding of our clients’ way of life and aspirations with a highly professional service provision system.

  • The Residential property division includes more than 650 shops worldwide, each specialised in the sale and leasehold of real estate such as art nouveau apartments, grand townhouses, lofts, penthouses, etc.
  • The Commercial property division is specialised in the brokerage of investment real estate, property portfolios and office, retail and industrial space.
  • Founded in December 2007, the Yachting division brokers exclusive motor and sailing yachts.