About Engel & Völkers

Working with Engel & Völkers

When considering the buying or selling of a property, it is essential to work with professionals who are experts in the markets they serve and who take the time to understand your unique real estate goals—characteristics that are evident among all Engel & Völkers real estate advisors. These individuals have been selected for their unparalleled professionalism and their dedication to providing high-quality, personal service.

Each advisor worldwide is devoted to our core values of competence, exclusivity and passion, as they represent a premium, global real estate brand with 40 years of experience. Engel & Völkers advisors are leaders in their local markets with knowledge and valued connections that help maintain our consistent leadership internationally.

We will do all we can to market your property in order to obtain the best outcome for you—the highest possible sale price and a stress-free transaction.


The Engel & Völkers Story

Engel & Völkers’ was founded in 1977. We began as a specialty boutique agency providing high-end real estate services to European investors in search of assistance from experts who were highly professional. We proved our competence and passion early on and quickly earned a reputation for our unparalleled level of service, highly valued network and strong market leadership.

Our successes led to greater demand for our specialized premium-level services. With a brand gaining in recognition and reputation, we established a system that allowed us to expand without sacrificing our higher standards of quality.

In 1990, we opened our first international shop in Majorca, Spain. It marked the beginning of our worldwide expansion throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, the United States, and Canada. In 2016, John King partnered with Engel & Völkers to bring our unparalleled level of real estate service to Ottawa.

Today, there are more than 10,000 real estate advisors in over 30 countries spanning 5 continents. Though Engel & Völkers has grown beyond a small boutique agency, you can still rely on us for the qualities that remain our keys to success—local market expertise, a highly valued network and an unmatched level of service quality.