MYS16: Engel & Völkers On Real Estate & Yachting
Engel & Völkers are in the unique position of having expertise across two lucrative sectors: real estate and yachting.
We sat down with Christian Völkers, CEO and Founder of Engel & Völkers AG and Anissa Mediouni, CEO of Engel & Völkers Yachting to find out more.
“We are a real estate company, founded nearly 40 years ago and we are running a big network in Europe as well as in America with nearly 8,000 people. And we have started the yachting business seven years ago so we see a lot of synergies between guys who are buying and selling houses," Mr Völkers began by telling us.
“So a lot of people who are buying a second home residence also like to buy a boat and that way we can do a lot of business.
“I think the demand is created because out of our situation we like to keep contact to the clients so when we build up trust with the client and sell them a house it’s very obvious if they’d like to buy a boat so the background is the knowledge of the client base.”