, Chief Executive Officer
Anthony Hitt has served as Engel & Völkers North America’s Chief Executive Officer since January of 2014. Under Anthony’s leadership, the brand in North America has grown by 383% by shop locations, 398% in agent growth and 285% by sales volume. Engel & Völkers North America now operates in more than 150 markets with more than 2,500 real estate advisors representing the brand.
Anthony was a top-producing agent who was continually acknowledged for his business acumen and commitment to customer satisfaction by publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. Drawing from his experience—and from his success managing his own record-setting team of 12 real estate professionals under the Anthony Hitt banner—Anthony established a training course for other agents to raise the bar for superior performance in the industry.
Anthony pursued the same objectives upon joining Engel & Völkers, where his management and training initiatives provided an extraordinary level of support for the brand’s license partners and brokerages, allowing them to attract top agents to their teams and raising the interest of the most discerning real estate consumers.
Prior to joining Engel & Völkers, Anthony worked with Sotheby’s International Realty® in Los Angeles for eight years and closed approximately 400 real estate sales transactions amounting to nearly half a billion dollars. Los Angeles Magazine named Anthony one of the city's "Super Agents," and Los Angeles Business Journal awarded him as their first and only "Green Agent of the Year." Since becoming CEO, he has been ranked in the Swanepoel "Top 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate" in 2016 and 2017 and included in Inman’s "The Real Estate Influencers List" in 2017.
Anthony credits his business and real estate success to his philosophy of providing exceptionally personal customer service and constantly implementing the most up-to-date systems for efficiency and comprehensive service. He has authored several books to share his advice for success in business and in life with others, including Essentials of Personal Achievement, Taking Charge and Positive Impressions.
Where I’ve Lived:
Although Anthony hangs his hat in New York City, you can likely find him in the air traveling between Europe, the west coast of the U.S. and Hawaii, too. Anthony has a soft spot for sunny California after having spent countless hours there, first developing his budding real estate career largely in Santa Monica and Malibu. He also attributes his upbringing to Moberly where his life began, a modest town in central Missouri.