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MAY 2016

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34 May 2016 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE N o real estate company knows more about innovative growth than Engel & Völkers. The European- based premium real estate brand opened doors internationally in 1977, and over the past four decades, they've stretched far from that frst offce in Hamburg, Germany. After making big moves across Europe, they expanded to North America in 2007, where they rapidly climbed rank to become a top player in the U.S. and Canada. Today, the company operates a glob- al network of over 8,000 real estate advisors in more than 700 broker- ages spanning 37 countries and fve continents. In addition to residential and luxury real estate services, the company heads an aviation division, a yachting division and a real estate academy. So how does a company that has quite literally taken over the world keep themselves on top? Engel & Völkers' rich culture is hyper-focused on innovation, and staying true to their three core values: competence, exclusivity and passion. Meeting of the Minds These core values recently came to- gether to inspire 400 real estate pro- fessionals at the company's sold-out North American Exchange event. The three-day Exchange, held March 7-9 in Dallas, Texas, fostered camara- derie at all levels, from broker/own- ers to advisors and support staff. Attendees learned from the best in the industry, with both internal and external experts led by Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North Amer- ica, who presented the sharp vision and myriad accomplishments of the company. "Engel & Völkers as a brand is all about collaboration, whether through exchanging ideas, business or ener- gy," stated Hitt in his opening state- ment. "As our North American net- work continues to gain momentum, we pride ourselves in maintaining our brand standards of high-quality and passionate work by our advisors while never losing sight of our unique Engel & Völkers culture." Hitt recapped the milestones ac- complished by the North American team in 2015. Not only did the brand double its network to 84 shops and 1,518 advisors throughout the U.S. and Canada, the team also in- creased their total transaction vol- ume by a stunning 119 percent. In a market still working to right itself, this increase is a true testament to the company's unshakeable footing as an industry leader. Before leaving the stage, Hitt an- nounced some ambitious expansion Innovation and Inspiration Fuel the Future by Zoe Eisenberg Engel & Völkers Ramps up Momentum at Exchange Event Engel & Völkers license partners, brokers, advisors and staff from throughout the brand's North America network gather in Dallas for their annual Exchange event.

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