about us

Our Story

Like every client and every real estate advisor, we too have a unique story. It's one steeped in iconic heritage that drives our resolve to change the way consumers experience the properties, neighborhoods and the overall process of buying and selling a home.

Our story began in Hamburg, Germany in 1977 with the founding of the privately owned Engel & Völkers franchise by Christian Völkers who remains at the head of our global operations. The world of Engel & Völkers was created and continues to grow around the mission to possess the highest levels of competency and client service. Through unrivaled brand consistency, sophisticated systems and innovations, we've done what no other European luxury real estate franchise has been able to do — successfully establish itself in the Americas.

“Quality product offerings, premium service and innovative thinking never seem to go out of style.”

Christian Völkers


Like the air we breathe, technology is inherent in every move we make to help our advisors and our clients navigate through a sometimes challenging world. We'll never claim to be a technology company, but we'll promise we'll use our sophisticated technologies and data for good. Leading with the best people supported by the best tools and intelligence keeps Engel & Völkers a step ahead in providing bespoke experiences for our clients every step of the way.


GG Magazine

GG is your global guide to style and design.

An award-winning, luxury lifestyle magazine, GG blends the worlds of architecture, lifestyle, design, and travel with the finest real estate represented by Engel & Völkers.

As one of our most powerful marketing tools, this seasonal publication is available on newsstands throughout Europe and delivered directly to our top clients and local shop locations worldwide. Through GG, Engel & Völkers unlocks exclusive access to some of the most fascinating personalities and stunning geographies while uniquely showcasing our clients' finest listings to a curated audience of global clientele with an appreciation for the best in life.


This season’s edition of GG is known as the “The Water Issue” – dedicated to one of our most essential elements. In this edition, we introduce you to several impressive individuals who have dedicated themselves to saving the oceans and providing clean drinking water, both more urgent necessities than ever.

Meet former footballer Benjamin Adrion, who has already provided three million people access to clean drinking water through his organization Viva con Agua and is now launching several new projects in South Africa.

Be amazed by the tireless dedication of the 85-year-old marine biologist Sylvia Earle who has been fighting to preserve the ocean for decades. And finally, join us as we visit the luxury resort The Nautilus in the Maldives and set sail aboard the state-of-the-art ketch known as Rox Star.

Join us in immersing yourself in the “Water Issue”. Visit one of our Engel & Völkers shops closest to you for a complimentary copy, or click below to access the digital issue. Enjoy your read.

Past Issues

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A global online platform

Engaging prime visitors each day

The Engel & Völkers global platform is at the center of our integrated online marketing strategy. Inclusive of our local, national, and international sites designed to introduce and engage highly qualified potential buyers from nearby towns, the Americas, and from countries around the world, our online presence receives 3.2+ million unique visitors every month. With industry leading design, tools and functionality, the Engel & Völkers global platform enhances engagement and generates leads to support the sale of your property. As part of an overall digital strategy, our shop-level websites concentrate on listing exposure for local and regional homebuyers, while potential buyers can discover our listings located throughout the nation from our Engel & Völkers Americas site. International buyers visiting any of our other Engel & Völkers websites are also linked into our pages for maximum exposure.

Smart marketing. Extensive exposure

Giving you the EDGE.

Global reach with boutique style is what you can expect when working with an Engel & Völkers advisorhere and around the world. Providing unprecedented & Völkers offers the exclusive EDGE (Extensive Domestic reach of your property, Engel Domestic & GlobalExposure) platform designed to maximize online exposure of your listing to qualified buyers worldwide via a suite of highly trusted and strategic online and mobile marketing partners. But we don’t stop there. With a global network of more than 11,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries, we not only reach millions of consumers, but are able to collaborate with our fellow Engel & Völkers advisors to strategically handpick and refer buyers for the specific properties they seek … like yours. 

Let us provide the EDGE you need to sell your home and begin your next adventure.

Global reach for local listings

Real international exposure

The world searches for homes online. Our philosophy is that smart digital distribution helps sell properties faster and for higher prices by bringing a greater number of buyers to the table.  In the U.S. for example, example, international buyers account for $77.9 billion in dollar volume in residential purchases, with a median home sale price of $280,600* To ensure you have thestrongest global online exposure for your home, we have established relationships with over 100 trusted international websites around the globe, offering an expansive marketing reach into 65+ countries. As part of our comprehensive digital marketing strategy, all Engel & Völkers listings, complete with property information and photos, appear on these premier consumer websites with key coverage in Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

*Source: The National Association of REALTORS® 2019 Profile of International Home Buying Activity

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