International premium real estate firm opens Gloucester St. brokerage and second location in South Boston/Seaport through partnership with boutique Boston real estate firm
BOSTON, MA (January 21, 2016) – Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced the opening of its two newest brokerages in Boston with Engel & Völkers Boston’s main office located on Gloucester Street and a second location in South Boston/Seaport. The expansion comes with the union between the storied international brokerage and Meridian Realty Group, a boutique, full-service sales, rental and property management firm serving Boston and the surrounding areas.
“As Boston’s real estate marketplace continues to experience exponential growth, Meridian Realty Group presented itself as the ideal partner to help grow Engel & Völkers’ presence in this dynamic northeast city,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “Keith and Valerie’s strong leadership, local know-how and high-level of attention to client needs will complement Engel & Völkers’ renowned level of exclusivity, service and international network to serve the growing number of global buyers drawn to Boston.”
Keith Shirley and Valerie Post are the new owners of Engel & Völkers Boston, and will introduce a new shop in South Boston/Seaport. The team brings more than 200 years of combined real estate experience in the market and has averaged $150 million a year for the past 3 years. The partnership brings over 40 agents to the brand further solidifying the firm’s presence in the Boston marketplace.
“Boston has always attracted buyers drawn to its historic offerings, dynamic cultural activities and appealing blend of modern and old-world architecture that give it a unique European feel,” said Keith Shirley, co-owner of Engel & Völkers Boston. “Engel & Völkers presents the tools and services necessary to cater to the diverse needs of both international and local buyers and sellers.”
Engel & Völkers Boston, with a main office now situated in the heart of Back Bay at 46 Gloucester St. and the new South Boston/Seaport shop located at 493 E. Broadway, will provide leading services for buyers and sellers of premier properties in Boston and its surrounding communities. As a key center of finance, healthcare, technology and universities for the Northeast, Boston has continued to attract growing interest from both local and international buyers and sellers.
“With Boston’s growing significance as an international destination, Engel & Völkers’ renowned network will aid in elevating the presence of this vibrant northeast city not only throughout the United States but also on a truly global scale,” said Valerie Post, co-owner of Engel & Völkers Boston.
With recent openings in Atlanta, Dallas, Beverly Hills, and in Canada, Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto, Engel & Völkers continues to strengthen its presence in the premium real estate market across North America. Additionally, Engel & Völkers continues to expand throughout the United States with planned openings in several new markets.
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