â€śEngel & VĂ¶lkers reputation as a provider of premium offerings and unique services is well-regarded internationally, so it is critical that our first partnership in Montreal aligns with a team who shares the same philosophy for exceptional client service,â€ť says Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & VĂ¶lkers North America. â€śMcGillâ€™s reputation for providing top-tier service in the Montreal marketplace is unmatched, and we are confident that the teamâ€™s knowledge and expertise will combine seamlessly with our global network to elevate the areaâ€™s comprehensive real estate needs.â€ť
The shop will bring a new level of real estate experience to Montreal buyers and sellers and further solidify the firmâ€™s presence in the North American marketplace. Engel & VĂ¶lkers Montreal will bring 42 real estate advisors to the brand with premium, international expertise in Montrealâ€™s most desirable neighborhoods.
â€śI was struck by the similarities between the Engel & VĂ¶lkers brand both in the design and its commitment to quality service and premium properties,â€ť says Groleau. â€śAs McGill, we have always been selective in the agents we approached and understand the importance and value of the selectivity so well known in the Engel & VĂ¶lkers approach in expanding its network.â€ť
Montreal was named second in the Economist Intelligence Unitâ€™s list of Best Places to Live in 2015 and is one of only three cities to be named a City of Design by UNESCO. Montreal is also consistently ranked highly as an international convention destination and as a location for university students.
â€śMontreal is the Paris of North America,â€ť explains Doktorczyk. â€śThe city has a legacy of interesting architecture and a bilingual culture and is a major hub of modern commerce and industry. It offers a variety of new housing, a diverse population and a vibrant nightlife,â€ť she added, â€śMany Europeans are flocking to Montreal a new, dynamic place to live.â€ť
The shop opens on the heels of other notable Engel & VĂ¶lkers locations including Austin, Dallas, Beverly Hills, and Concord in the United States, and Victoria, Calgary, Toronto and York shops in Canada. With each shop launch, Engel & VĂ¶lkers continues to strengthen its presence in the premium real estate market across North America and plans upcoming openings over the next several months.
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