Global real estate firm furthers Southern presence and chooses Hilton Head Island and Bluffton for the first shop in South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (January 21, 2016) – Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, recently announced the opening of its first South Carolina shop, bringing the firm’s global network and exclusive level of service to residents of this rapidly growing area.
Rick Turner, who brings over 40 years of experience, is the managing broker of the new shop and has started with a select team of experienced agents, with plans to grow the team with agents who align with the common values of competence, exclusivity and passion.
“Following the recent openings of Engel & Völkers’ shops in South Charlotte, Richmond, Buckhead Atlanta and Tysons, the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton markets presented an ideal location to further Engel & Völkers rapidly expanding Southern footprint with its renowned waterfront and golf course homes, tight-knit community and range of outdoor activities,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “Rick’s unmatched on-the-ground expertise will impeccably align with Engel & Völkers’ comprehensive network of international real estate advisors to best fulfill the needs of the Hilton Head areas’ increasingly global real estate community.”
Engel & Völkers Hilton Head Island -– Bluffton will provide leading services for buyers and sellers of premier properties in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and its surrounding communities. The area’s warm climate, water and golf-centric lifestyle, strong sense of community and close proximity to Savannah have helped the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton marketplace see increased interest from Northeastern, Southeastern, Midwestern and international buyers.
“Unlike the typical beachfront vacation town, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton present buyers with a vibrant community that offers outdoor activites with a beach lifestyle as well as a good network of schools, churches, civic and cultural organizations,” said Rick Turner, Managing Broker of Engel & Völkers Hilton Head Island - Bluffton. “As the area begins to experience increasing attention from global buyers, Engel & Völkers offers a unique international network and strong support system capable of seamlessly connecting sellers of premier properties with buyers from around the globe.”
With shops in Atlanta, Charlotte, Hoboken, New York City, and in Canada, Montreal, 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. The Engel & Völkers global referral network of shops provides sellers of properties in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton marketplace the unique opportunity to directly access potential home and second-home buyers from around the world.
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