New York, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
The international luxury real estate firm, Engel & Völkers, today announced that Tom Kunz, former President and CEO of Century 21 International will take an expanded role as Executive Vice President. In his new position, Kunz will manage and build on his numerous business relations within the industry and work with top brokerages in target markets throughout North America.
“As a well respected figure in the U.S. real estate industry, Tom will help Engel & Völkers North America continue to build strategic partnerships and alliances that will be valuable to the brand’s growth,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “Our current license partners will also have greater access to his expertise and experience helping them grow their business.”
“This is a company with a culture and commitment to a level of quality that is consistent worldwide, which is like no other brand in real estate today,” said Kunz. “This company, which has been growing for the past 36 years, is now growing in North America and I am fortunate to have this opportunity to continue building on the relationships necessary to make this happen.”
Kunz joined Engel & Völkers at the beginning of 2013 as Senior Vice President of West Coast Market Development. Before that, he was with Realogy where he became President and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC in 2004. As head of Century 21, he oversaw the operation of over 7,700 Century 21 offices worldwide.
He led, managed and enhanced nearly all aspects of the brokerage sales, licensing and management operations for the brand and helped develop tools used for training in all Century 21 offices worldwide.
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 and yachts. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 4,600 real estate advisors in 500 residential brokerages and 43 commercial offices spanning 38 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.