• CEO Christian Völkers celebrates with employees and guests on his “Son Coll” estate
Hamburg/ Majorca. Christian Völkers played host to the annual Engel & Völkers Polo Cup on Majorca on 31 July and 1 August. More than 500 employees from the global Engel & Völkers network and international guests attended the event at his “Son Coll” estate. The guest list included high-profile names from the worlds of showbusiness, culture, business and sport – like the actor Heino Ferch and his wife Marie-Jeanette, Carl Erbprinz zu Oettingen-Wallerstein with his wife Anna and her daughter Yoanna, Hieronymus Graf Wolff Metternich with his wife Marynic, Oliver von Boch with his wife Dina, Cristina Macaya, Simoneta Gómez-Acebo (cousin of King Felipe VI.), and Diandra Douglas. “It is an absolute pleasure to be able to share my great passion for polo with friends and associates from around the world. And I am equally pleased that interest in the Polo Cup is growing year on year, both within the polo scene and beyond,” said Christian Völkers, Founder and CEO of Engel & Völkers AG.
The polo tournament took place over two days in spectacular surroundings overlooking vineyards and the Mediterranean. Eight top-level teams of three players competed for the title. They were put forward by the sponsors La Martina, Bentley, MS Europa 2, St. Regis, 1724 Tonic Water, Relojeria Alemana, SHA Wellness and Engel & Völkers, respectively. The host Christian Völkers also got in the saddle, playing for the Engel & Völkers side. Internationally renowned polo player Christopher Kirsch (handicap +4) on the Engel & Völkers team fell in the final round and was forced to retire from the tournament due to injury. After the preliminary rounds on Friday, the final was held on Saturday between the La Martina and Bentley teams. The La Martina team emerged from the match as the winners of the Polo Cup. The host Ninon Völkers presented the coveted Engel & Völkers Polo Cup Trophy to Naomi Schröder, Tahnee Schröder and Gaston Marquez, one of the best polo players in the world (handicap +6).
Spirited finale with an Argentinean asado and dinner party
Employees attended the tournament on Friday in accordance with the dress code “All in White”, and enjoyed an Argentinean asado afterwards in the estate gardens. Then after the final match on Saturday, the private guests were treated to an exclusive dinner party in the grounds. SHA Wellness Hotel sponsored the meal, with products from its own farm. On Saturday, a dinner party took place for high-profile guests with wine produced on the estate. Christian Völkers’ historic finca is set in the beautiful “Serra de Tramuntana” mountains. The 15-hectare property is set over several terraces, stretching down as far as the sea. The Hamburg-based entrepreneur has painstakingly restored “Son Coll”, which is over 500 years old, taking great care to preserve its original character. He has been growing wine on his traditional estate for almost 20 years.
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Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service companies specialised in the sale and rental of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft. With its licence system, Engel & Völkers is the only Germany-based firm to rank amongst the top 100 franchise companies in the world.* Around 580 residential property shops specialised in high-class real estate and more than 65 commercial offices brokering office, retail and industrial space, investment properties, multi-purpose apartment and office blocks and property portfolios offer both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of services. Leasing, sales, consultancy and valuations form the core competences of the staff of around 6,300 employees. The Company is currently operating in 39 countries on five continents. Intensive training schemes in its in-house real estate Academy and the high level of quality assurance governing its systematically structured service provision are key factors that account for the Company’s success. In 2014, Engel & Völkers was named “Top National Employer” by the German news magazine “Focus”. In the same year, the company achieved the top position in the broker ranking lists published by both the German Customer Institute (DKI) and the financial magazine “Euro am Sonntag”. Moreover, Engel & Völkers is the winner in the category “Best Company Brand” at the “Marken Awards der Immobilienbranche” (“Property Industry Brand Awards”) hosted by the ImmobilienScout24. www.engelvoelkers.com * Source: Franchise Direct “Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking 2011”