Engel & Voelkers Announces Opening in Collingwood
COLLINGWOOD (July 30, 2015) –European-based international real estate firm, Engel & Volkers, today announced the opening of its newest shop in Collingwood, Ontario, to provide a global network of distinguished real estate services to the popular and growing community. Longtime Collingwood real estate provider, Max Hahne, is the owner of the new Engel & Voelkers Collingwood brokerage.
Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Voelkers North America, welcomed Hahne to the Engel & Voelkers’ brand, saying, “As we introduce ourselves and our renowned capabilities to Collingwood, we believe a partnership is critical with someone who will best represent our name and shares our philosophy for exceptional client service. We know we have found that in Max Hahne.”
“Engel & Voelkers has a truly-connected global network and sophisticated processes and tools that are unmatched by any other in the market,” responded Hahne. “It is clear to me that Engel & Voelkers has developed its successful name internationally through its quality, consistency and dependability – and I look forward to all that we will be able to provide for our clients here in Collingwood as a result.”
The launch of Engel & Voelkers Collingwood adds to the firm’s growing presence across Canada, solidifying its position in the North American marketplace and offering superior expertise in the Georgian Triangle real estate market. Located in the Shipyards District, the shop will provide unique services to the local community and will bring incomparable opportunities to international real estate customers seeking luxury properties or second homes in the area.
Collingwood has enticed large numbers of recreational visitors with year-round possibilities including fishing, hiking, yachting, and sailing in summer months as well as snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing through the winter. At the same time, an increasing number of people are choosing Collingwood for permanent residence, with data indicating that its census agglomeration is the fastest growing of comparable locations in Canada east of Manitoba.
“In recent years, Collingwood has grown as a desirable retirement location with a flourishing arts culture, appealing outdoor activities and convenient proximity to Toronto and Barrie,” explained Hahne. “In addition, a strong trend of young professionals moving to the area is also on the rise and with it comes a more worldly element to our overall demographic.”
Hitt added, “Max and his team have a clear understanding of Engel & Voelkers' reputation for select offerings and high caliber service. We are confident that they will truly raise the bar in real estate expectations throughout the Collingwood community.”
The shop opens on the heels of other notable Engel & Voelkers locations including Austin, Houston, Beverly Hills, and Long Island, New York in the United States, and Montreal, Victoria, Calgary, Toronto and York in Canada. Engel & Voelkers continues to strengthen its presence in the premium real estate market across North America and plans upcoming openings over the next several months.
About Engel & Voelkers
Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Voelkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property and yachts. Engel & Voelkers currently operates a global network of over 5,900 real estate advisors in more than 560 residential brokerages and 65 commercial offices spanning 39 countries across six continents, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. It established its North America corporate headquarters in 2007 and opened its first brokerage in the same year. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Voelkers supports