Stuart Siegel, president and CEO of Engel & VĂ¶lkers New York City (E&V NYC), announced today that advisors Christine Miller Martin and Susanne Rhow have joined the companyâ€™s growing New York City brokerage office from one of NYCâ€™s most established real estate firms. In addition to continuing as licensed sales professionals, Martin and Rhow will be working alongside Siegel to develop the firmâ€™s newly created trusts and estates specialization.
â€śOur bespoke trusts and estates service is designed to ensure that clients receive specialized attention when navigating the complex marketing and transactional process of estate situations,â€ť stated Siegel. â€śChristineâ€™s and Susanneâ€™s experience working in this niche real estate segment is a perfect fit with the services that Engel & VĂ¶lkers NYC plans to provide.â€ť
Martin, a top producer at her former firm, is one of less than 200 real estate professionals with REBNYâ€™s New York Residential Specialist (NYRS) designation. As a former trusts and estates attorney at one of Manhattanâ€™s most distinguished law firms, Martin brings exceptional insight and experience to every transaction, and to estate listings in particular. At E&V NYC, Christine has qualified to become a member of the brokerageâ€™s exclusive Private Office group, Engel & VĂ¶lkersâ€™ (E&V) most esteemed client service network. Of the 5,000 E&Vsales associates worldwide, only 34 are designated as Private Office Advisors who are elected to serve the needs of E&Vâ€™s highest net-worth clients. While her business and contacts are global, Christine, a native New Yorker, is very engaged in her local community. She serves on the boards of several prestigious organizations such as the Advisory Council of The New York Landmarks Conservancy, El Museo del Barrio, the Visionary Circle of the 9/11 Memorial and The Brazil-American Chamber of Commerce, among others. Martin is an honors graduate of Middlesex School, Wellesley College and Brooklyn Law School where she was an editor of the Brooklyn Law Review and received the school’s distinguished Jack Weprin Real Estate Prize, awarded to students who have excelled in the area of real estate law. She speaks both French and Spanish.
â€śThe luxury real estate market is increasingly global. As an E&V Private Office Advisor, I can uniquely provide the highest level of advice, exposure and services to my high net worth clients in New York, the U.S. and abroad,â€ť stated Martin.Â â€śJoining an established international luxury brand and helping to bring that brand to New York was enormously compelling to me. I look forward to working with Stuart to develop a leading trusts-and-estates niche here at E&V NYC, building on the successful, award-winning practice Susanne and I have built.â€ť
Rhow is well-versed on the needs and buying habits of high net worth clients, due in large part to her work with several luxury brands prior to her work in real estate. Holding several senior level positions at companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Estee Lauder International, based both in Hong Kong and NYC, she has a strong business acumen and pulse on luxury markets. She also served as the vice president of the Trusts and Estates and the Private Client Group at Sothebyâ€™s auction house, where she managed several teams that provided services for high net worth clients. Born in Seoul, Susanne graduated from Stuyvesant High School and Georgetown University, engaging in additional studies at Sothebyâ€™s London and La Sorbonne in Paris.
â€śJoining Engel & VĂ¶lkers presents the perfect opportunity for me to leverage my experience working in Trusts and Estates and expand upon my years of experience working with luxury goods and global markets,â€ť says Rhow.
â€śThe brand provides its agents the opportunity to access an established platform where they are empowered to think and work globally while growing their business,â€ť continued Siegel. â€śAs we close the year, Iâ€™m proud to say that all of the brokers Engel & VĂ¶lkers brought on in the last eight months are a true talent and are able to embrace all that we offer both globally and here in New York City. I canâ€™t wait to see what the New Year has in store for us.â€ť
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