Engel & Völkers Lake Tahoe a Sponsor at the American Century® Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament

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The area's international luxury real estate shop headed by the market's top producing advisor show their support for client fundraisers at annual celebrity event.

“It continues to be an honor for me to help support such an illustrious event and I enjoy being able to show how much I appreciate my clients,” said Merkelbach

The Engel & Völkers shop in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, led by the market’s top real estate professional Jean Merkelbach, announced their sponsorship in this year’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, July 14-19.

Competing in the tournament are more than 80 sports and entertainment celebrities, including TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley, NFL MVP and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, actor and musician Justin Timberlake, actor and comedian Kevin Nealon, and a host of current pro athletes and retired Hall of Famers. A few of the players include past and current clients of Merkelbach who has sponsored the 9th hole of the event for the past 15 years.

“It continues to be an honor for me to help support such an illustrious event and I enjoy being able to show how much I appreciate my clients,” said Merkelbach, whose sponsorship includes a catered tent where players can enjoy the 9th hole with refreshments while they do their part in raising money for charity.

The 26th annual American Century Championship is a made-for-TV event owned and broadcast by NBC Sports and is the premier celebrity golf tournament, which also raises funds for local and national charities. The event features a record purse of $600,000. The tournament is a 54-hole modified Stableford format that features some of sports’ and entertainment’s greatest celebrities.

About Engel & Völkers Lake Tahoe

Engel & Völkers Lake Tahoe is among the newest of several new brokerages representing the European-based luxury real estate brand currently expanding in the North American market. As an established real estate advisor and top-producing broker in Lake Tahoe, Jean Merkelbach continues to be a leader in the profession and represent the region's most discerning buyers and sellers for the Engel & Völkers brand.

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 6,000 real estate advisors in more than 560 residential brokerages and 65 commercial offices spanning 39 countries across six 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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