New York, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Engel & Völkers, the leading international luxury real estate agency, today announced that Fourteen West, REALTORS® in Atlanta, Georgia is the newest addition to its North American network and will provide its global standard of service in the market as Engel & Völkers Intown Atlanta.
Fourteen West, REALTORS® has provided exemplary service in Atlanta for the past 40 years. Owner Scott Askew, recently recognized by the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® with the 2013 Sally Washburn Lifetime Achievement Award, joins Engel & Völkers with 17 highly productive agents, including, top producer Ken Covers, whose achievements have been recognized by the Board for seven consecutive years.
“We are highly selective of the brokerages we approach to join our network,” said Anthony Hitt, chief executive officer of Engel & Völkers North America. “Under Scott’s leadership, Engel & Völkers Intown Atlanta will raise the bar on the quality of real estate service provided in the area and introduce a higher level of international exposure to the market.”
“Atlanta is a key market for us, especially with strong interest among international buyers,” Tim Jones, senior vice president market development for Engel & Völkers North America, adds. “Scott Askew and his team have built a strong reputation in the market as providers of excellent real estate service and commitment to client satisfaction which make them a perfect addition to our worldwide network.”
Engel & Völkers Intown Atlanta serves the cities of Atlanta, Brookhaven, Decatur, Dunwoody, and Sandy Springs, and the communities of Ansley Park, Avondale Estates, Druid Hills, Morningside, Virginia Highland and Vinings. The highly diverse, in-town Atlanta real estate market has shown increased growth even with available housing inventory dropping below current levels of demand.
“Once again, it is all about location,” said Askew. “Our thriving in-town communities are bustling with activity as young adults, families and seniors live together in harmony. And with renewed renovation activity and new construction it is anticipated that in-town Atlanta will continue to attract those relocating to the region, as well as long time Atlantans.”
Additionally, there has been continued growth of an international population within in-town neighborhoods, according to Askew. “We chose Engel & Völkers to join a global network that is truly connected. We now share a sophisticated set of strategies, tools and technology used by our Engel & Völkers partners throughout the world, which will allow us to redefine how premium real estate service is provided in the market,” he said.
The announcement from Engel & Völkers comes one month following the opening of its Engel & Völkers Las Vegas brokerage in Nevada, and its Engel & Völkers San Diego Ranch-Coast in Solana Beach, California as the brand continues its expansion efforts throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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.