THE LIVING NAMESAKE BEHIND THE GLOBAL BRAND
*First published in Ocean Blue Magazine’s 2017 Summer Issue
Operating in the real estate business for over 35 years with great passion, Christian Völkers, CEO/ Founder of Engel & Völkers AG, has only one definition for success: achieving your goals. The company opened its first office in Hamburg, Germany, in the 1970s and focused on the brokerage of premium properties. It has always been Christian Völkers´ vision to create a luxury real estate brand driven by professionally tailored and unique services. Nowadays, Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service companies specialized in the sale and rental of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft. More than 8,500 people work for the brand in over 700 locations worldwide. Christian Völkers is actively at the helm in many exciting ways, including the hosting of an annual Polo Cup at his private estate in Majorca. This prestigious event is designed to provide opportunities for license partners, real estate advisors and clients to come together and enjoy the sport of polo and the lifestyle it entails.
With a view to boosting market position in the most charming regions of the world, new Engel & Völkers shops continue to open at an astounding rate. Christian Völkers´ philosophy behind this: we are where our clients are. The addition of Los Cabos, Mexico, to the brand´s global network concurs with this strategy as the location is becoming more and more desirable amongst international luxury travelers, developers and paradise seekers. Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate is honored to be part of the Engel & Völkers family, further solidifying their leading position as the top-selling, luxury real estate brokerage in Los Cabos. From a quiet fishing village in the 1980s to a world class luxury destination, Los Cabos residents truly cherish their most important purchase criteria: golf, mountain, and beautiful ocean views of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean.
Undoubtedly, having cornered the market on differentiation, the clear forerunner in the luxury real estate industry is Engel & Völkers, and the insightful man behind it all is there every step of the way.
¨To do things properly means to do things with great passion.¨ – Christian Völkers
¨The profile of our buyers are very family oriented, coming abroad from the U.S., Canada and mainland Mexico with growing interest from locations including Europe, Asia and Russia.¨ – Vanessa Fukunaga, Owner, President | CEO Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate