Leader of luxury real estate firm’s North American operations listed among top 200 most powerful people in residential real estate
NEW YORK, New York (January 25, 2016) – Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced today that the firm’s North America CEO, Anthony Hitt, has been included in the Swanepoel POWER 200, a ranking of the top 200 most powerful people in residential real estate by the Swanepoel T3 Group, one of the nation’s leading research firms.
The annual list identifies 200 leaders from the United States and Canada that have the most power and influence to impact the residential real estate brokerage industry. This year over 1,000 industry leaders were considered for the list.
“Anthony has been the driving force behind Engel & Völkers’ strong expansion across North America, which has resulted in new shops in dynamic markets in both United States and Canada,” said Christian Völkers, CEO of Engel & Völkers Group, the parent company based in Hamurg. “We are honored to have Engel & Völkers recognized as a leading real estate firm in North America, and anticipate the firm’s continued success and growth under Anthony’s leadership.”
Since joining Engel & Völkers, Hitt has increased the brand’s footprint in the North American market by 300% and has more than quadrupled its agent count. Engel & Völkers Group recently reported record results for 2015 worldwide citing a 133% increase in revenues in North America. The network of North American shops continues to grow at a rapid rate.
The Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) annually ranks the top “Power Players” in the residential real estate industry and publishes nine lists covering Corporate Executives, Power Brokers, Technology Executives, Women Leaders, Association/MLS Executives, Outsider Powers, Trendsetters, Social Influencers, and the overall POWER 200. The effort behind the SP200 exceeds 400 hours of focused research, face-to-face meetings with most people on the list, an analysis of all companies, and a 20-hour T3 Team deliberation.
All nine SP200 lists, including the overall POWER 200, can be viewed in detail and by category, at sp200.com.
About Swanepoel T3 Group
The Swanepoel | T3 Group has been one of the nation's leading research firms since 1998 and is responsible for the publishing of the annual Swanepoel Trends Report, the annual Swanepoel Power 200, the T3 Tech Guide, and a number of national studies such as the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report (Definitive Analysis of Negative Game Changers Emerging in Real Estate). The group also hosts the annual T3 Summit (USA) and T3 Summit (Canada), the real estate industry's two foremost leadership summits.
About Engel & Völkers
Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property, yachts and private aviation. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 7,000 real estate advisors in more than 700 brokerages spanning 37 countries across five 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 & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Engel & Völkers is an active supporter of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated.
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For further information please contact:
Engel & Völkers North America
212-234-3100 ext. 9809