NEW YORK, NY – Engel & Völkers North America, the North American operations for the European based, premium real estate firm, announced the addition of seven new members to its exclusive Private Office network at an induction ceremony held at the firm’s Park Avenue offices in New York City.
“With the rapid rate of expansion in key North American markets, we have attracted the very best in real estate, which has given us the ability to strengthen our Private Office network in North America,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America.
The newly inducted Private Office Advisors are:
- Anne Comarda, Engel & Völkers New Orleans Metairie
- Leslie Hirsch, Engel & Völkers New York City
- Jessica Kelly, Engel & Völkers Savannah
- David Lawson, Engel & Völkers Park City
- Richard Mopper, Engel & Völkers Savannah
- Irving Padron, Engel & Völkers Miami Coral Gables
- Martin Rouleau, Engel & Völkers Montréal
“Private Office represents our highest level of service and is reserved for our clients who expect expertise, experience and the utmost discretion in their real estate transactions,” said Constantin von Dalwigk, Head of Private Office at its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, who attended the event. “We are proud to have representatives in North America where so many of our international clients are interested in buying premier properties.”
The ceremony was followed by a Private Office meeting at the Princeton Club of New York where members heard from a lineup of presenters who shared their expertise and insights in the luxury lifestyle and premium real estate segment.
Florence Quinn, President and Founder of QUINN, one of real estate’s most influential public relations agencies, shared her experiences working with the industry’s most notable leaders and personalities.
Mae Cheng, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Mansion Global, the premiere news and listings site for luxury residential properties around the world provided a behind-the-scenes look at what has made luxury real estate news and shared her view of past and emerging trends in the market.
Moira Boyle, Luxury Sales Director of Wealth Engine, who has worked with Time Inc, Bloomberg, The Economist, and major luxury brands and retailers revealed the buying, ownership and lifestyle statistics of the wealthiest individuals.
Following the meeting, Private Office Advisors gathered at The Institute of Culinary Education (CE), located in downtown Manhattan, for a networking and dining event in which members cooked and enjoyed their gourmet meals under the guidance of Chef instructors. The CE was the winner of the 2015 IACP award for “Culinary School of Excellence”. CE staff and alumni have received top industry awards, such as James Beard awards, Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in America and Dessert Professionals’ Top Ten Pastry Chefs.
About Private Office
To join Private Office, advisors within the Engel & Völkers network must be nominated by their brokers and are selected based on their consistent, year-after-year production numbers, market expertise, notably high-quality service and passion as real estate professionals. Clients are also asked to comment on their service experience as part of this process. Nominees are then submitted to a North American selection committee who decide which candidates meet all requirements for final submission to the Head of Private Office in Hamburg, Germany.
As Private Office Advisors, the group gains access to marketing tools and opportunities developed specifically to work with the luxury brand’s highest net-worth clients. They also work together as the preferred contacts for international referrals that require the highest levels of service and market expertise.