Engel & Völkers Unifies Presence in Northeast Florida with New Shop Group Name

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Engel & Völkers franchisee Corey Hasting renames his group of six locations to Engel & Völkers First Coast

Grand Opening of Engel & Völkers Ponte Vedra Beach

Grand Opening of Engel & Völkers Ponte Vedra Beach

...we see this as a market of opportunity. We believe this is the time to double down, expand our presence and continue to grow while other companies are taking a step back.

Engel & Völkers Florida today announced a name change that unifies its presence in northeast Florida. Franchisee Corey Hasting operates six locations including Amelia Island, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach and San Marco; they will all now collectively be referred to as Engel & Völkers First Coast. The decision was made amid Hasting’s continued expansion throughout the region.

“We couldn’t be more excited to unify all of our shops under the name Engel & Völkers First Coast,” said Hasting. “This name change has been part of our long term expansion strategy and now allows us to have true regional recognition throughout the First Coast. Coupled with our recent location additions in Ponte Vedra Beach and San Marco, we believe this will ascend us to our ultimate goal of closing over $1 billion in sales volume next year.”

Before joining forces with the global franchise brand, Hasting consistently ranked among the top residential real estate agents of northeast Florida and was awarded numerous accolades while previously with Keller Williams Realty. Since affiliating with Engel & Völkers, he has recruited over 111 top-producing advisors who represented over 1,100 transactions, totaling close to $700,000,000 in sales volume this year alone. Most recently, he hosted an event to celebrate the grand opening of his newest shop Engel & Völkers Ponte Vedra Beach.

“Aligning the company under one identity demonstrates the long term commitment that both Corey and Engel & Völkers have to increasing the bespoke experience we provide for our clients in the greater Jacksonville area,” said Peter Giese, CEO of Engel & Völkers Florida. “The financial commitment is in place to grow our annual residential sales to $1.5 billion out of this market.”

Florida's First Coast is a region located on the Atlantic coast of North Florida. It roughly comprises the five counties surrounding Jacksonville, including Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns; largely corresponding to the Jacksonville metropolitan area. The name originated in a marketing campaign in the 1980’s, and has become part of Florida's regional vernacular.

“Our local real estate market has seen amazing appreciation over the last 24 months, like most markets in Florida,” said Hasting. “But what makes our market unique is that the appreciation continues to climb instead of the leveling off seen elsewhere. There’s a lot of major companies relocating their headquarters to northeast Florida which means staff relocation and other people are moving from other areas in Florida because you can still get a nice, affordable house here. Obviously, the market has shifted a bit, but for our company we see this as a market of opportunity. We believe this is the time to double down, expand our presence and continue to grow while other companies are taking a step back.”

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Press contact:
Linzee Werkmeister, Junior Vice President, Marketing & Franchise Support
Email: Linzee.Werkmeister(at)evrealestate.com
Tel: (239) 348-9000

About Engel & Völkers:
Engel & Völkers is a global luxury real estate brand. Founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1977, Engel & Völkers draws on its rich European history to deliver a fresh approach to luxury real estate in the Americas with a focus on creating a personalized client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process for today's savvy homeowner. Engel & Völkers currently operates approximately 263 shop locations with 5,000 real estate advisors in the Americas, contributing to the brand's global network of over 16,000 real estate professionals in more than 30 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services, including real estate, yachting and aviation. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and platforms; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. For more information, visit http://www.evrealestate.com.

About Engel & Völkers Florida:
Engel & Völkers Florida is the Master License Partner of the global luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers in the state of Florida. Recognized for uniquely recruiting, training and equipping some of the top professionals in the real estate industry, Engel & Völkers Florida’s exclusive business model positions its franchisees at the top of the premium market to gain market share and support their bottom line. The company represents franchise locations in 41 markets: 30A Beaches, Amelia Island, Belleair, Boca Raton, Bonita-Estero, Cape Coral, Clermont, Delray Beach, Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers Downtown, Gainesville, Islamorada, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Jupiter, Madeira Beach, Marco Island, Melbourne Beachside, Melbourne Central, Melbourne Downtown, Miami Coconut Grove, Neptune Beach, Ocala, Olde Naples, Orlando Dr. Philips, Palm Beach, Palm Coast, Pompano Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, San Marco, Sarasota, South Tampa, St. Augustine, St. Pete, St. Pete Beach, Stuart, Tampa Downtown, Venice Downtown, Vero Beach, and Wellington.

Engel & Völkers Florida is continuing to strategically strengthen and expand its presence in premium real estate markets across the state of Florida. If you would like to know more about the Engel & Völkers brand or how to join its global network—which is known for demonstrating competence, exclusivity and passion, feel free to call our corporate office, located at 633 Tamiami Trl N, Suite 201, Naples, FL 34102 USA. Tel: +1 239-348-9000. For more information about Engel & Völkers Florida, please visit http://www.florida.evrealestate.com

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