Welcome to Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers aims to help you turn your real estate dreams into a reality. We know that property dealings are far more than mere business transactions. After all, our homes are where we choose to live and where precious memories are made for a lifetime. That is why nothing is more important to us than the needs and aspirations of our private and institutional clients.

A global network with local market experts

For over 40 years now, we have been specialised in the brokerage of premium residential property and commercial real estate. As a leading global service company, we currently operate in over 1,000 locations in more than 30 countries spanning five continents. Consultancy, sales and leaseholds are among the core competencies of more than 15,000 people working under the Engel & Völkers brand worldwide, who serve their clients as experts in their respective market.

Experience the brand

Competence, exclusivity and passion are the core company values at the heart of everything we do. They constitute a promise of quality to our clients – that they will experience the same first-class and comprehensive service with the Engel & Völkers brand wherever they are in the world. Intensive training schemes in our in-house real estate Academy and the high level of quality assurance governing our systematically structured service provision are key factors that account for the Engel & Völkers Group’s success.

The story behind the brand

Engel & Völkers looks back on a long history that has its origins in Hamburg, Germany. The company foundations were laid when Dirk C. Engel established Engel & Cie in December 1977. As the exclusive representative of a US brokerage firm, he sold real estate to German investors from downtown Hamburg. Several years later, Dirk C. Engel and Christian Völkers decided to open a brokerage office in Hamburg’s Elbe suburbs. The first business premises were a villa on the historic “Elbchaussee” boulevard, whose façade still features as an integral part of the brand’s iconic logo. The two founders went on to develop a property business that would change the industry from the ground up. By introducing the franchise system, implementing innovative marketing concepts and continually expanding into internationally sought-after first and second home markets, Engel & Völkers left brokerage practices that were previously standard behind it and grew into a globally successful luxury brand. Engel & Völkers now delivers innovative solutions to the traditional real estate sector. With its digital tools and IT products, the company is setting new standards in the realisation of smart solutions for property brokerage, and the provision of excellent services relating to all aspect of real estate. 

Here is a brief summary of milestones in the history of Engel & Völkers: 

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Financial performance & revenue growth

The positive development of our financial results is due to the consistently high standard of services we provide to our clients in all Engel & Völkers shops and offices worldwide. In 2021, Engel & Völkers, consisting of company-owned operations and franchise partners, generated total commission revenues of 1.27 billion euros.

Our Locations

​Engel & Völkers has a unique global network, with more than 1,000 locations (company-owned operations and franchise partners) spanning five continents. Our local real estate agents have in-depth expertise and market knowledge, and will support you in the sale of your property and/or your search for a new property. Find and contact a shop near you, or in a region of your choice.

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Engel & Völkers
  • Vancouverstraße 2a
    20457 Hamburg
  • Fax: +49(0) 40 36 13 10

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