Seven Advisors Awarded Engel & Völkers Private Office Designation for Exemplary Real Estate Service and Production
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Seven Advisors Awarded Engel & Völkers Private Office Designation for Exemplary Real Estate Service and Production

As we continue to expand our brand throughout Florida, we will be looking for the caliber of professionals who conduct business on this level

NAPLES, FLA. (PRWEB) October 22, 2019 - Engel & Völkers Florida today announced that seven of its advisors have been officially inducted into the luxury real estate company’s Private Office network, successfully passing the company’s ultra-competitive vetting and nomination process for inclusion. The new inductees include George L Ballou, II, Engel & Völkers Jacksonville; Leisa Erickson, Engel & Völkers St. Pete; Leanna Fruin, Engel & Völkers Delray Beach; Francisco Garcia, Engel & Völkers Fort Lauderdale; David Gruninger, Engel & Völkers Olde Naples; Travis Laas, Engel & Völkers Wellington and Sandy Miller, Engel & Völkers Jacksonville.

“Engel & Völkers attracts the best agents in each market we serve, so as a member of Private Office, each advisor represents true exceptionality,” said Anthony Hitt, President & CEO of Engel & Völkers Americas. “Our Private Office Advisors are not just top producers—they unfailingly offer an incomparable experience for their clients.”

The seven individuals are among an elite group of Engel & Völkers advisors worldwide to be awarded with this distinction, which recognizes extraordinary business results supported by competency and providing the highest level of client service. Out of more than 11,000 real estate professionals who represent the Engel & Völkers brand in over 30 countries worldwide, Ballou, Erickson, Fruin, Garcia, Gruninger, Lass and Miller are among less than 100 advisors selected to carry the title Private Office Advisor in the Americas.

“We are exceedingly proud of the representation we have through the 18 members of Engel & Völkers Florida who are a part of Private Office,” said Timo Khammash, Managing Partner of Engel & Völkers Florida, the company’s regional franchisor. “As we continue to expand our brand throughout Florida, we will be looking for the caliber of professionals who conduct business on this level.”

Ballou, Erickson, Fruin, Garcia, Gruninger, Laas and Miller have joined 11 of their Engel & Völkers Florida colleagues who are already members of the prestigious group: Lourdes Alatriste, Engel & Völkers Miami Coral Gables; Beau Blankenship, Engel & Völkers 30A Beaches; Ryan Chiodo, Engel & Völkers Olde Naples/Bonita-Estero; Lenny Felberbaum; Engel & Völkers Delray Beach; Niliana Garcia, Engel & Völkers Fort Lauderdale; Magnus Jennemyr, Engel & Völkers Miami Coral Gables; Matt Johnson, Engel & Völkers Wellington; Michael Ledwitz, Engel & Völkers Boca Raton; Thomas Ostrander, Engel & Völkers Olde Naples; Irving Padron, Engel & Völkers Miami Coral Gables and Carol Sollak, Engel & Völkers Palm Beach & Wellington.

The seven advisors were inducted at the invitation-only Private Office Fall Summit event in Beverly Hills on October 17, celebrating Private Office Advisors with an evening of networking, a formal ceremony and reception.

As Private Office Advisors, Ballou, Erickson, Fruin, Garcia, Gruninger, Laas and Miller gain access to Private Office-specific marketing assets, choice opportunities catering to the brand’s global ultra-high net worth clients and is the preferred contact in their market for international referrals.

To qualify for Private Office, advisors within the Engel & Völkers network must be nominated by their broker, meet baseline criteria for transaction volume and show consistency in their high year-over-year production numbers. To assess their market expertise and notable service quality as real estate professionals, clients are also asked to comment on their service experience. Lastly, nominees are submitted to a selection committee in the Americas that decides which candidates meet all requirements for final submission to the head of Private Office in Hamburg, Germany.

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 175 shop locations with more than 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

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, Leesburg, 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

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