About Engel & Völkers

This Is Us

We Are Engel & Völkers

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

Christian Volkers Signature

A Team Driven by Leadership

Engel & Völkers was founded by two friends whose mission has always been to deliver professional real estate services to clients all over the world. We believe that with the right people, business success is inevitable. Our team is consistently competing against ourselves, delivering exceptional client service and embodying a culture of leadership. Everyone collaborates and supports one another to reach personal and professional goals. This bond is what drives our success.

Every member of our team, regardless of level and location, has this leadership mindset. All decisions are made with our people in mind. Our global force is strong.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Technology plays an integral role in helping both advisors and clients navigate the challenges of buying and selling real estate. Our sophisticated technology and market data support the efforts of our team to provide personal experiences for clients throughout the entire process.