Engel & Völkers, the European-based premium real estate brand, recently celebrated the grand opening of the new Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta Property Shop in Oliver McMillan’s sophisticated BuckheadAtlanta mixed-use commercial and residential development. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The elegant event hosted in both Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta’s luxurious storefront facing Pharr Road as well as in a private area of BuckheadAtlanta was attended by more than 300 city officials, top clients and industry notables.
“As part of Engel & Völkers’ global network, we are able to offer our Atlanta clients access to a true global audience. Our in-depth knowledge of the local market and proven expertise in residential and luxury real estate, including our outstanding new homes division, benefits not only our Atlanta clientele, but also the growing number of international clients moving to the area,” said Shirley Gary, owner of Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta.
Since it was established in 1977, German-based Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading real estate companies with more than 600 shops and offices spanning six continents. A new concept for Atlanta real estate firms, Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta’s Property Shop with its stunning 35 foot glass façade showcases available real estate properties from around the world. Its distinct European-style design is shared by Engel & Völkers shops worldwide and is a standard that is maintained to establish the brand’s reputation for quality client services and global reach.
Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America, noted in his congratulatory remarks: “We chose Atlanta because of its vibrant communities, beautiful properties, exceptional neighborhoods and the growing interest in this region among international investors. We are proud to have Shirley Gary and her team of top professionals with Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta as part of our network.”
Princess Bettina Wittgenstein, Head of Global Corporate Communications with Engel & Völkers AG, spoke on behalf of the company’s founder and CEO Christian Völkers at the grand opening. She remarked: “With a 12.9% increase in residential property sales from last year, the Atlanta Buckhead market continues to shine as a destination for those looking to move to the city. Atlanta is an important marketplace for us with regard to our North American expansion plans, and Shirley is the perfect partner to implement our concept successfully.”
Currently, Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta employs more than 40 professional full-time sales advisors throughout metro Atlanta, and continues to expand its residential real estate and new homes divisions.