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Engel & Völkers Naples Bonita-Estero Hosts 4th Annual General Reception for CENTCOM’s Senior National Representatives

Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 10:24am Office Shell Admin Naples-Bonita-Estero

Naples, FL. (January 14th, 2016) – Engel & Völkers Naples Bonita-Estero is honored to announce that they will host a reception for a group of European general officers who are the Senior National Representatives (SNR) of their respective liaison teams to the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM). This annual event is arranged by the European American Network (EAN) and the German American Business Chamber of Southwest Florida (GABC).

The United States Central Command is a theater-level Unified Combatant Command of the U.S. Department of Defense, established in 1983. Its area of responsibility includes countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, most notably Afghanistan and Iraq. USCENTCOM (also called CENTCOM) has been the main American presence in many military operations, including the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), and the Iraq War.

The generals who will attend are: Brigadier General Giovanni Magazzino, Italian Air Force, Senior National Representative of Italy, Brigadier General Mikael Christofferson, Swedish Royal Air Force, Senior National Representative of Sweden, Brigadier General Gerd Bischof, German Air Force, Senior National Representative of Germany, Brigadier General Frank Lissner, Royal Danish Army, Senior National Representative of Denmark & Coalition Chairman.

This will be the 4th consecutive year that the luxury real estate brand has sponsored this esteemed event. The private reception will take place on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Olde Naples office located on Fifth Avenue South in Naples, Florida. Other event sponsors include S&H Independent Premium Brands, a European Fine Ales and Lagers Importer.

Bev Larson, CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), is the President of The European American Network which is a Southwest Florida organization of individuals, businesses and academic professionals that provide opportunities to create business, social and cultural connections.

James A. Hollars, Founding Partner of Engel & Völkers Naples Bonita-Estero, is the President of the German American Business Chamber of Southwest Florida. GABC was founded in 2000 to promote cultural and economic exchange between Southwest Florida and Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The organization acts as a forum for new and established companies, as well as individual residents of Southwest Florida. “It is a great honor to again welcome the group of generals. They and their countries’ military forces play important roles in the ongoing fight against terrorism.  Events of the past year have shown us that this struggle is far from over.  We are grateful for the alliance of free, democratic nations that is leading the fight against the totalitarian regimes and groups who would destroy us and our way of life”, said Mr. Hollars. “We owe a deep debt of gratitude to the brave soldiers who put themselves in harm’s way to defend us”.

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 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.

For press inquiries please contact:

Erica Nagel

Marketing Director

Engel & Völkers Naples Bonita-Estero

837 Fifth Avenue South #102

Naples, FL. 34102


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