Richard Brinkley Joins Engel & Völkers North America Launching Entry into Canadian Markets

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Former Director of Business Development for Sutton Group Realty, to lead introduction of the luxury real estate brand in Canada

Senior Vice President Market Development Canada

There is a great need in Canada for a real estate brand that offers the premium level of service, system and tools and true international network that Engel & Völkers offers.

Engel & Völkers North America today announced the addition of Richard Brinkley, who joins the international luxury brand as Senior Vice President Market Development Canada. In this position, Brinkley will lead efforts to expand operations in Canadian markets.

Brinkley had previously been Director of Business Development for Sutton Group Realty Services Canada.

“We are exploring markets that will capitalize on the current activity we are seeing among buyers and sellers from Canada, Mexico and the United States, as well as other markets throughout our international network,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO Engel & Völkers North America. “Richard comes to us from one of Canada’s largest real estate brands. He is a well recognized industry figure with an expansive network among the real estate community. His expertise, high level of professionalism and understanding the premium quality and international reach that our brand delivers, makes him the ideal representative in Canada.”

“There is a great need in Canada for a real estate brand that offers the premium level of service, system and tools and true international network that Engel & Völkers offers,” said Brinkley. “This brand is a leader in the segment worldwide and I am happy to be part of its introduction in Canada.”        

Brinkley has over 35 years of marketing, sales and franchising experience. He has been a real estate developer, top producing real estate agent and has owned and operated his own real estate brokerage.

Brinkley helped develop brands such as Sutton Group of Canada using his practical experience as a REALTOR® and brokerage owner. Mr. Brinkley has co-authored a book on business valuation called “The Business Valuation Book”.

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.

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