New York, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
Today, Engel & Völkers announced that Tom Kunz, former President and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC has joined the global real estate brand as the newest addition to its market development team dedicated to expanding its presence in select U.S. markets. As Senior Vice President Market Development, Western Region, Kunz will lead in the development efforts in markets within the U.S. western states, meeting with top brokerages to enhance their service offerings and extend their reach to attract international buyers to their markets.
“We are both pleased and proud to add Tom’s extraordinary industry experience to the Engel & Völkers organization,” said Anthony Hitt, the Chief Operating Officer of Engel & Völkers U.S. “His years as head of one of the most well known brands in the U.S. along with a successful career not just as a leader but as an industry innovator, make him an essential addition to our outstanding leadership team.”
Kunz joined Realogy in 1982 and 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 Realogy Corporation real estate companies. He has also been invited to speak at national events and conferences to share his expertise and insights, and is the author of the book “Community & Business Partnerships”.
“I’ve always believed that the current licensing model in real estate could go far beyond brand recognition and become more focused on brand substance,” said Kunz, “Other brands outside of real estate have demonstrated that when the name and logo are backed by high quality service and products that are consistent throughout the entire network the entire industry can change as a result. Engel & Völkers has the core values, corporate culture, and a passion shared by everyone who represents the brand. They are unlike any other real estate brand I’ve seen and I am extremely fortunate to help bring this standard to more U.S. markets.”
As part of Engel & Völkers' U.S. Market Development team, Kunz joins Tim Jones, Senior Vice President Western Region, previously of Engel & Völkers California; Lisa Mackey, Senior Vice President Eastern Region and formerly of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates and; Matthew M. Hostetler, Senior Vice President, Eastern Region and formerly of Coldwell Banker.
Hitt adds, “The demand for high quality, expertise and premium service among brokerages, agents, home sellers and buyers is at a tipping point and as an organization that has raised the bar in real estate service worldwide, we are well positioned to meet this demand, especially with this team leading the way.”
About Engel & Völkers
From its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services, 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 opened its first brokerage in the U.S. in 2006 extending its global network of 3,800 real estate advisors in 482 residential brokerages and 39 commercial offices spanning 36 countries offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its agents with an array of high quality business services; marketing programs and tools; cutting edge mobile, social and web technologies; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals and data. Engel & Völkers is an active supporter of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. For more information about Engel & Völkers, please visit us at http://www.evusa.com and http://www.facebook.com/EngelVolkersUSA