International Luxury Real Estate Firm, Engel & Völkers Continues North American Expansion with New Brokerage in West Portland, Oregon

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Engel & Völkers West Portland will introduce the European-based real estate firm’s premium level of service and global reach to the Portland area.

Tedi McKnight-Heikes, owner and broker of the new Engel & Völkers West Portland in Oregon.

“We are extremely excited to be introducing this unique global brand to the Portland area,” said McKnight-Heikes

Engel & Völkers North America today announced the opening of their first brokerage in Oregon, marking yet another move for the international luxury real estate brand toward expansion throughout North America. Tedi McKnight-Heikes will be the owner and managing broker of Engel & Völkers West Portland to bring the European-based firm’s premium level of service to the Portland metropolitan area.

“We are extremely excited to be introducing this unique global brand to the Portland area,” said McKnight-Heikes who has 25 years of real estate experience in the Portland area market. “In addition to the amount of opportunities that being part of this globally recognized brand will bring for clients and our agents, the quality of service will be redefined in luxury real estate by combining the reputation, knowledge and passion of our experienced real estate advisors with the highest level of global marketing in the world.”

The Engel & Völkers West Portland shop is currently located west of Washington Square with plans currently under way to move to Kruse Village in Lake Oswego by Spring 2015. The shop will continue to provide real estate services covering the Tri-County area.

“Engel & Völkers West Portland is a strategic addition to our North American expansion plan,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “The combination of Tedi’s local expertise and our international network will yield benefits for our clients who are increasingly seeking more creative and extensive outreach to satisfy their unique needs.”

Engel & Völkers West Portland adds to the international firm’s ever-growing list of North American brokerages, which includes plans for expansion in Canada and Mexico. This year alone, the brand announced new shops in Beverly Hills, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; San Diego, CA; Intown Atlanta and Buckhead Atlanta, GA; New York, NY; Denver, CO; and Monmouth County, NJ.

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 5,000 real estate advisors in 550 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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