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Engel & Völkers is a leader in the sale and lease of residential and commercial real estate, yachts and private jets to an international client base. Founded by Christian Völkers in 1977 as a real estate boutique delivering high-end services to an exclusive clientele, today we are a luxury brand recognized around the world for our culture of exclusivity, competence and passion. These core values are shared by dedicated Engel & Völkers professionals in 32 countries and are the driving force behind the growth and success of our unique brand.

Still privately owned and operated by our founder and co-CEO Christian Völkers, Engel & Völkers is represented in 35 countries through more than 8,000 advisors and employees. Our story is truly unique and reflects the vision and mission of a singular leader, from a focus on unparalleled service to a passion for polo.

To follow our growth from a single real estate shop to global lifestyle brand, click to visit our timeline.


Engel & Völkers is unique in the real estate world. While known for decades of transactional experience and market insight, we are often thought of primarily as a lifestyle brand. This may be explained by divisions like yachting and aviation, by the extraordinary service we provide, or by GG (Global Guide) magazine, enjoyed by over 250,000 readers in six languages.

GG magazine defines our culture and showcases why we’re different.

GG Magazine

Translated into six languages and published quarterly, GG covers international travel, personalities, design and luxury living along with some of the world's finest real estate.
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