NAPLES, FLA. (STL.News) – Engel & Völkers Florida hosted their ninth annual Leadership Summit on Thursday, September 26 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. Over 100 members of the Engel & Völkers Florida network, which is comprised of 31 franchise-brokerages were joined by their colleagues from regions all around the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The team gathered for a day-long conference to review year-to-date growth, discuss industry-related best practices, network with colleagues, strategize tactics for the year to come, and honor award winners.
“This event provides an opportunity to reflect on all the accomplishments our network has achieved over the past year and strategize for the year to come,” said Timo Khammash, Managing Partner of Engel & Völkers Florida, the global luxury brand’s Master License Partner.
Engel & Völkers Americas Vice President of Brokerage Services, Denise Williams was in attendance as a guest speaker to report company-wide year-to-date growth in the Americas. With 192 boutique real estate shops nationwide, the company has raised the average sales price to $620,000, compared to the national average of $230,000. Stuart Siegel, President and CEO of Engel & Völkers New York City MMC also presented, discussing the company’s new Development Services Division.
“For nearly a decade I have watched this event become more amazing each year as the Florida division continues to grow, something that our entire team is very proud of,” said Oliver Tonn, Co-Owner of Engel & Völkers Florida.
Another notable attendee and presenter was newly-hired Engel & Völkers Florida team member, Peter Giese. Giese will serve as Engel & Völkers Florida’s Chief Growth Officer to assist in amplifying profits for Engel & Völkers Florida shops.
Guests at Engel & Völkers Florida’s Leadership Summit were offered panel discussions including “Leveraging the Network”, “Maximizing the Brand”, and “Recruiting and Retention”. The panels were compromised of top-performing individuals, including Stuart Siegel, Engel & Völker New York City MMC; Linda M. Wheeler, Engel & Völkers Oakville; Jennifer Ames, Engel & Völkers Chicago; Irving Padron, Engel & Völkers Miami; Karen Hanson, Engel & Völkers By the Sea; Christina Alexander, Engel & Völkers Jacksonville; Heidi Kiss, Engel & Völkers Cayman Islands; Marty Brantley, Engel & Völkers New Orleans; Christa Huffstickler, Engel & Völkers Atlanta; Corey Hasting, Engel & Völkers Jacksonville; Brooks Ballard, Engel & Völkers Houston and Yuriy Vaynshteyn, Engel & Völkers Charlotte.
When business concluded for the day, attendees were invited to a cocktail hour, followed by an awards ceremony and reception to honor the top-performing shops in Florida in 2018 based on various production categories as well as those who exemplified each of the three core values; Competence, Exclusivity and Passion, of the Engel & Völkers brand.
The winners were:
#1 Shop: Most Transactions – Engel & Völkers Clermont
#1 Shop: Highest Gross Commission Income – Engel & Völkers Wellington
#1 Shop: Highest % GCI Increase – Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach
#1 Shop: Highest Average Sales Price – Engel & Völkers Wellington
#1 Shop: Recruiting – Engel & Völkers Jacksonville Beach
Core Values: Competence – Engel & Völkers 30A Beaches
Core Values: Exclusivity – Engel & Völkers Fort Lauderdale
Core Values: Passion – Engel & Völkers St. Pete
#1 Shop: Special Olympics Champion – Engel & Völkers Stuart
#1 Shop: Most Earned Media Contributions – Engel & Völkers Miami Coral Gables
The event was sponsored by strategic industry-related partners including Team Title Services, Abstrakt Marketing, OHM Agency, eCommission, Dotloop, Lucidpress and Esvitale GmbH. Organizations also in attendance included GACC, AREAA and Special Olympics Florida.
Engel & Völkers Florida is continuing its expansion across the state, in terms of both entering new markets and growing its current locations.
About Engel & Völkers:
Engel & Völkers is a global luxury real estate brand. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1977, Engel & Völkers draws on its rich European history to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate in the Americas with a focus on creating a bespoke, white-glove concierge client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process for today’s savvy homeowner. Engel & Völkers currently operates approximately 150 shop locations with over 3,000 real estate advisors in the Americas, contributing to the brand’s global network of over 11,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services, including real estate, yachting and aviation. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and platforms; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. For more information, visit http://www.evusa.com.
About Engel & Völkers Florida:
Engel & Völkers Florida is the Master License Partner of the global luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers in the state of Florida. Recognized for uniquely recruiting, training and equipping some of the top professionals in the real estate industry, Engel & Völkers Florida’s exclusive franchise model positions its license partners at the top of the premium market to gain market share and support their bottom line. The company represents franchise locations in: 30A Beaches, Belleair, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs-Estero, Cape Coral, Clermont, Delray Beach, Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers Downtown, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Jupiter, Madeira Beach, Marco Island, Melbourne Downtown, Melbourne Central, Miami-Coral Gables, Olde Naples, Orlando-Winter Park, Palm Beach, South Tampa, St. Pete, Stuart, Wellington, and Windermere.
Engel & Völkers Florida is continuing to strategically strengthen and expand its presence in premium real estate markets across the state of Florida. If you would like to know more about the Engel & Völkers brand or how to join its global network, which is known for demonstrating competence, exclusivity and passion, feel free to call our corporate office, located at 633 Tamiami Trl N, Suite 201, Naples, FL 34102 USA. Tel: +1 239-348-9000.
For more information about franchise opportunities with Engel & Völkers Florida, please visit evfranchise.com