DELRAY BEACH, FL and BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 4, 2014) - Engel & Völkers announced today the opening of its first office in Delray Beach and East and Central Boca Raton. The three offices will open later this month and will mark the luxury brand's continued expansion throughout the U.S. and around the world.
The offices will be located at 900 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, 310 East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton and 4855 Technology Way in Boca Raton, and are owned by Boca Raton real estate attorney Rick Felberbaum. Felberbaum and his wife Johanna have been active members of the South Palm Beach County community for more than 20 years.
The designated broker is Claire Collins, a native of London who was raised in the Principality of Monaco and has lived in Boca Raton since 1987. Ms. Collins joins Engel & Völkers after years of representing and marketing some of the finest new residential construction developments in South Florida and selling many elegant residential properties.
Felberbaum states that he plans to open three additional offices in South Palm Beach County within the next 12 to 18 months, citing the high demand for U.S. properties among Engel & Völkers' global network.
"As a homeowner and an attorney practicing real estate law in this area for several years, I reached out to my research team and we feel that Delray Beach and Boca Raton are in the midst of a surge in development and increased real estate activities that will only become more substantial and exciting through the coming years. We feel these areas are very well suited to welcome the Engel & Völkers brand as a very serious real estate brokerage offering the very highest level of service to these communities."
"Engel & Völkers brings the highest standards of real estate service to the most sought-after markets throughout the world," said Anthony Hitt, Chief Executive Officer of Engel & Völkers North America. "We are excited to introduce our distinctive brand in Boca Raton and Delray Beach and to debut with the leadership of Rick Felberbaum, a seasoned real estate attorney and community leader."
"Engel & Völkers' global expansion strategy has always been to be where our clients are, in the best possible locations," said Hitt. "Boca Raton and Delray are popular destinations among international home buyers who enjoy waterfront and golf community properties, as well as working with the many exceptional real estate professionals in these areas."
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 4,900 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.