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 4,600 real estate advisors in 500 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.
Engel & Völkers, the global luxury real estate firm, announced that About Sales, Inc., led by Shirley Gary, is the newest addition to its North American network and the second in the Georgia market this year. The new brokerage will provide the firm’s global standard of premium service in the market as Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta.
Gary has been in real estate and new construction sales management throughout metro Atlanta for more than 20 years with companies such as Pulte Homes, DR Horton Homes, Sharon McSwain Homes and Paul Thomas Homes. Gary started About Sales in 2007 and has built the company into a successful operation earning $4 million in annual gross revenues.
“We are extremely pleased to have Shirley and her team represent our brand in the Buckhead Atlanta market,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “There is no doubt that with her years of experience and leadership, Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta will be a valuable addition to our global network.”
As Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta, Gary’s company continues to provide unparalleled professional service to its residential, luxury and commercial clients, including its widely respected new homes division. Currently, Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta includes 40 full-time professional real estate advisors.
Buckhead Atlanta, known as the Beverly Hills of the East, is rated one of the top 10 affluent communities in the southeastern U.S. for its exceptional properties, premium lifestyle and growing international interest.
“As part of Engel & Völkers’ global network that spans 38 countries and six continents, we offer our Atlanta clients access to a global audience,” says Gary. “At the same time, our in-depth expertise of the local market will greatly benefit international clients who are moving to Atlanta.”
Engel & Völkers currently has offices in key markets in Miami, Los Angeles, Scottsdale and Boston and this year announced new shops in Las Vegas, San Diego and New York City. The launch of Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta comes two months following the announcement in April of its first Georgia brokerage, Engel & Völkers Intown Atlanta.
“Our decision to open in new markets depends on identifying the market leaders in leading markets,” said Tim Jones, SVP, Market Development Engel & Völkers North America. “Shirley Gary and her team were a clear choice for us and we are very happy to have them as part of the Engel & Völkers family.”