It’s been a busy year for Engel & Völkers as they continue their Canadian expansion! After their first office opened in Montreal in the summer of 2015, the Hamburg-based international real estate giant has since opened shops in Toronto (Toronto Uptown and Toronto Don Mills), Markham, Ottawa (Ottawa Central), King City (York), Mont-Tremblant, Collingwood, Victoria, Vancouver, and Calgary.
Engel & Völkers was founded by Dirk Engel and Christian Völkers in 1977 as a boutique shop delivering high-end services to an exclusive clientele, Engel & Völkers is now known as is a luxury brand recognized around the world.
Led by Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America, the company attracts top producing agents who want to deliver boutique service and sell luxe listings that include residential and commercial real estate, resorts, yachts, and private jets in the premium segment.
Anthony Hitt: “We are very selective of the locations where we open our shops: We choose markets where there are robust national and international opportunities. We choose markets where there are exceptional properties. And, of course, we choose markets where we know our clients are and want to be.”
While Engel & Völkers has a worldwide reputation for high-end luxury properties and celebrity listings, the brand is also known for its market expertise, international network, and delivering a high level of service at price points across the board.
To celebrate the ongoing expansion of Engel & Völkers, we’ve selected a list of five very impressive listings held by their Canadian shops right now:
1. Views from the 6ix – Trump Residences Suite
Engel & Völkers Toronto Uptown
Engel & Völkers Collingwood Muskoka
The First Certified Organic Commercial Haskap orchard in the world and the largest certified organic specialty fruit orchard in North America. Located in Sudbury, Ontario, the Boreal Winery encompasses 160 acres in the Boreal Forest Region of Northern Ontario Canada. The only cold climate winery of its kind.
3.Picture Perfect in Tremblant
Engel & Völkers Tremblant
Majestic property located on the Géant golf course in proximity to Tremblant ski resort. This magnificent residence has 6 bedrooms on 3 floors and large open rooms making it ideal to host family and friends year round.
4.Quality is Job One – The Ford Family’s sprawling 242 Acre Estate
Engel & Völkers Calgary
Once owned by the infamous Ford family of Henry Ford heritage, this sprawling 242 Acre estate features 2 high-caliber houses, amazing mountain views, pristinely natural landscape, one of Alberta’s only covered bridges, horse barn, pasture, paddocks, storage & riding areas, outbuildings & several large lakes.
5. “Sweet Pea” Mansion – Oak Bay Waterfront
Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island
This elite Oak Bay home stands on 1000 feet of unobstructed ocean frontage. 15,000 sqft of lavish living space offers a seamless fusion of state of the art amenities with masterful architecture, designed to capture the eye with an artistic salute to the striking beauty of the West Coast.
(Featured in National Post here)
Bonus Round! Notable International listings
1. The Great One’s Southern California Estate
Engel & Völkers Westlake Village
Price: $6,950,000 USD
Built in 2008 for hockey great Wayne Gretzky, this ranch-style estate in Westlake Village, California, is situated behind the exclusive gates of Sherwood Country Club & between the majestic Santa Monica Mountains.
2. A villa fit for a “Prince”
Engel & Völkers Marbella West
Price: $4,990,000 EUR
Known as one of the most privileged residences in Marbella, the Villa bursts with charm and character and is unquestionably unique not only in terms of the architectural style and location but also its history, with the added value of being a former celebrity home, Prince. The late star bought the villa in 1998 as a wedding gift for his then wife, the dancer Mayte Garcia, sold it in 2006.
3. An architectural gem in New York City
Engel & Volkers New York: The Howard Morrel Team
Price: $28,000,000 USD
Designed by famed architect Paul Rudolph (former Dean of the Yale School of Architecture) wyho turned this 19th century carriage house into a slick, modern townhouse. It was once owned by fashion designer Halston whose lavish celeb-filled parties were attended by the likes of Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, and more.
*all prices in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted