Engel & Völkers Florida Celebrates Grand Opening of Melbourne Shop

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Event marks international luxury real estate firm’s formal introduction to the Melbourne marketplace

Engel & Völkers Florida, a European-based premium real estate brand, celebrated the grand opening of its newest shop in Florida with an exclusive ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. The event was hosted at the newly designed Melbourne storefront. Located at 505 East New Haven Avenue Melbourne, Florida 32901, in historic downtown Melbourne.

In attendance were over 100 guests. The event began with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by top Engel & Völkers representatives, local Melbourne and Brevard County Chamber of commerce as well as the Brevard Chapter of Special Olympics. Following the ceremony, guests were treated to an Oktoberfest style cocktail hour featuring German foods, great beers, and wine in Historic Downtown Melbourne.

Notable guests included Melbourne Vice Mayor Dan Porsi, Master License Partners Timo Khammash, CEO of Engel & Volker Florida, Oliver Tonn, CFO of Engel & Volkers FLorida, and Vicki Antonio, Sr.Regional Vice President of Brokerage Services and Brand Compliance.

Engel & Völkers Melbourne is owned and operated by Garat Oates, and is a full service Real Estate firm specializing in Residential sales in all price ranges, as well as commercial buildings.

Garat Oates has been practicing Real Estate for over 25 years. He has completed more than one billion dollars in residential and commercial real estate sales in his career. His record sales and unrelenting work ethic have deemed Garat as the "go to" real estate advisor in the Brevard county real estate market. His experience sets him apart from other advisors and enables him to constantly think "outside the box" which is a value to his clients and his advisors seeking alternative approaches to today's more intricate deals.

Recently this area has had growth in the technology field with large companies making it their home base. Job opportunities in that industry are booming, making Melbourne’s economy stable and growing. On top of that, housing prices can’t be beat, with direct oceanfront homes selling under $1 million and spacious intercostal condos in the $300’s. Melbourne truly is “Florida’s Best Kept Secret”

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 670 brokerages spanning 36 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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Alexandra Strauss
alexandra.strauss(at)evusa.com

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