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August 2014

Found 6 blog entries for August 2014.

In the latest issue of Real Estate Magazine, Stuart Siegel, head of Engel & Völkers New York City, defines what it truly means to be an international brokerage. It’s not just about having as many “pins on a map” as possible, or having only affiliated firms or marketing partners in exotic locations. Instead, the entire brand, structure and its agents must be able to operate and interact on one seamless platform, regardless of geographic location.

  1. The brand – must be universally cohesive in all aspects. Everything ranging from signage to light fixtures.
  2. The structure – must be solid. Whether that means operating on one global intranet or being able to receive the same training across offices worldwide.
  3. The agents – must think and work globally.
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The turquoise sea rustles in the distance underneath a rugged, warm mountain range. The breeze pushes itself through the narrow streets as sounds of laughter and pleasant conversation join clopping hooves and the thwack of polo mallets against wooden balls. Welcome to the sixth annual Engel & Völkers Polo Cup where one walks and dances to the beats of this exceptional island location, feeling sun-kissed and immersed in the exchange of aromas between salty air and smoky barbeque.

Völkers, founder and president of Engel & Völkers, hosted Majorca's social-sporting event of the year at his private Spanish finca, "Son Coll." More than 600 international guests consisting of the Engel & Völkers network, political figures, business leaders, media

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A new Element Brand Hotel by Westin is coming to Basalt, Colorado, harbored within the resort towns of Aspen and Snowmass. Coming second to Denver, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. serves as the owner, operator and franchisor of multiple other world-renowned hotels and resorts such as the St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Westin, La Meridien, Sheraton and Four Points. The operation is a joint venture on behalf of Silverwest Hotel partners, a Denver-based hotel investment company, and Mariner Real Estate Management, a Kansas City-based real estate private equity firm. Element in Basalt will be held to the standards all of Starwood Hotels and Resorts are subject to, including mandating that “all properties pursue U.S. Green Building

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• CEO Christian Völkers extended an invitation to gather for the occasion at his private finca estate

Hamburg/ Majorca. The Engel & Völkers Polo Cup took place on 1 August on Christian Völkers’ private finca estate “Son Coll” for the sixth time this year. More than 600 employees, business partners, friends and international guests from the worlds of politics, media, culture, business and sport accepted the invitation to the event, extended by the CEO and Founder of Engel & Völkers AG. Famous names on the guest list included Janine White, the artist Ingeborg Princess zu Schleswig-Holstein and her husband Nikolaus Broschek, Oliver and Dina von Boch, Maximilian Count and Nesrin Countess zu Königsegg, the Spanish super model Nieves Álvarez and Simoneta

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• Prices rises of up to 15 percent for holiday properties in the Fethiye region

• 7 million euros for premium residences in Bodrum

Hamburg/ Turkey. The market for holiday properties and second homes in Turkey remains on an upward trend. In the coastal regions around Bodrum and Fethiye, the Engel & Völkers Shops are registering an increase in the level of demand. Accordingly, prices for residential property in good and very good locations also rose significantly over 2013 in the first half-year of 2014.

In Fethiye and the surrounding area, prices for high-end properties have risen by 8 to 10 percent over the previous year. The upper price bracket for villas in very good locations has increased from 950,000 euros in 2013 to 1.1 million euros. On

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Aspen Real Estate Firm, Portfolio Aspen Properties, Lists Top Five Home Renovation Projects to Complete before Putting a Home Up for Sale

There are many things that sellers can do to make sure their property shows well to get the highest price, but Portfolio Aspen Properties recommends five things in particular to set a property apart.  Before putting a home up on the market, most sellers need to put some work into making the property as appealing to potential buyers as possible. We recommend these five simple renovations that do the most to increase a home’s value.

Paint. In terms of the best return on investment, giving your house a fresh coat of paint is more than worth the time and trouble. Like many real estate professionals, Portfolio Aspen

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