Jennifer Courson Joins Engel & Völkers Orlando Downtown

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Engel & Völkers Orlando Downtown recruits local top producer, Jennifer Courson as Managing Broker

Jennifer Courson

Jennifer Courson, Managing Broker of Engel & Völkers Orlando Downtown

I felt it was time to take my career to the next level. I wanted to join forces with an international brand that exudes luxury and customer service...I knew their culture was exactly what I was looking for.

Engel & Völkers Florida today announced Jennifer Courson has joined Engel & Völkers Orlando Downtown, one of several franchised-brokerages in Central Florida. Courson will lead the shop as it’s new managing broker, alongside License Partners, Pedro Marrero and Raed Abuquta, where she is responsible for talent attraction, retention and development.

“After 13 years as an agent in various sales roles, I felt it was time to take my career to the next level,” said Courson. “I wanted to join forces with an international brand that exudes luxury and customer service, and after meeting several members within the Engel & Völkers network, I knew their culture was exactly what I was looking for.”

Courson joins Engel & Völkers with an impressive professional history. After obtaining her Bachelors degrees in business administration and marketing from the University of Florida, she spent a decade working with David Weekley Homes, the largest privately-held custom home builder in America. During that time, she was a top-performing sales consultant and internet advisor. This experience allows her to ensure a smooth transaction process whether building, buying or selling a home. Most recently, she co-led a team at Premier Sotheby's International Realty Southeast Orlando, where she contributed to the teams over $40-million worth of transactions in 2019. When not selling real estate, she leads Tribe International, a professional women's organization she co-founded in 2018.

“The decision to add Jenn to the leadership team at Engel & Völkers Orlando Downtown is a significant part of our 2021 growth plan,” said Marrero. “We believe having a well known, experienced broker with a successful track record at another luxury brand will instill confidence and trust among local agents who want to join our brand. It will also free up time and energy for my business partner and I to further explore additional growth opportunities for the future of the brokerage.”

Marrero obtained the license rights to Engel & Völkers Orlando Downtown, which is located at 230 E Marks St, in January 2020. He formed a business partnership with Abuquta shortly after to accelerate growth and add other related services such as mortgage to better service their clients. Together, they have recruited twenty advisors and have goals to add 25 more full-time realtors that are closing at least nine transactions per year, with an average price of $351,000. An official grand opening is slated for spring 2021.

“I am honored to join Engel & Völkers Orlando Downtown to serve as their managing broker,” said Courson. “The way in which they service clients with a bespoke, VIP experience ensures every meaningful detail is attended to — that’s what really drew me in. Everyone in the company works together collaboratively to help one another succeed and outperform goals. I look forward to the opportunity to help our advisors grow professionally and take their businesses to the next level.”


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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 bespoke, white-glove concierge client experience at every stage of the home buying or selling process for today’s savvy homeowner. Engel & Völkers currently operates approximately 175 shop locations with more than 4,000 real estate advisors in the Americas, contributing to the brand’s global network of over 12,000 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

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 franchise model positions its license partners at the top of the premium market to gain market share and support their bottom line. The company represents franchise locations in: 30A Beaches, Amelia Island, Belleair, Boca Raton, Bonita Springs-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, Olde Naples, Orlando Downtown, Orlando-Winter Park, Palm Beach, Palm Coast, South Tampa, St. Augustine, St. Pete, St. Pete Beach, Stuart, Wellington, and Windermere.

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.

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