Engel & Volkers Longboat Key’s New Move

Longboat Key, FL – February 15, 2010 – Engel & Volkers Longboat Key Realty announces their plans to vacate their current Longboat Key office.  In early September, Engel & Volkers occupied the former Wedebrock office and occupied their longstanding office with a new month to month lease.  Since that time, Engel & Volkers has been focused on finding the right location in Longboat Key that best captures their formula driven “shop” concept. “The Engel & Volkers shop design is the lynchpin to our brand.  It’s crucial that we scout and select the best possible location to ensure our formula driven shop design works best for us.  We considered staying in our current office, but wanted to continue our search which is why we kept our lease agreement fluid and flexible,” Alexander explains.  “We recognized that we took a risk of being uprooted, but our quest to find the right location is key. We may be consolidating offices in our Holmes Beach shop for the short term, but we have several other locations on the short list and are actively negotiating to determine our best option … stay tuned,” Alexander states.

Engel & Volkers has nearly 400 shops in 33 countries and is a recognized brand worldwide. The company’s expansion plans projects adding nearly 30 licensee shops throughout Florida with increasing  numbers opening in the northeast and California.  Typically located in vacation destination locations, Engel & Volkers positions itself as a lifestyle company that serves the real estate needs of buyers and sellers worldwide. “Our most distinguishable asset is the shop concept with its open, transparent and inviting exterior and interior design. Securing a location that gives us the most visible exposure is crucial to highlighting this asset. Our agents are excited and have embraced this concept as a time tested foundation for acquiring buyers and sellers in Longboat Key.  We will also continue our affiliation with Sun Resorts International on vacation rental guests and owners,” says Alexander.

Engel & Volkers based in Hamburg, Germany provides real estate brokerage services for both buyers and sellers while focusing on upscale residential and commercial properties in top locations worldwide. Engel & Volkers provides a proprietary buyer and seller system, advanced technology that connects property shops throughout the world and an academy that offers extensive training and support for their licensees.

Engel & Volkers also publishes its own lifestyle and real estate magazine, known as GG Global Guide to Lifestyle, People & Real Estate. The glossy, quarterly publication focuses on luxury living, exclusive destinations, famous artists, designers and business leaders, plus it features magnificent Engel & Volkers listings from around the world. Engel & Volkers has a master licensee headquarters for Florida in Naples, providing statewide support to licensees to ensure they have all of the necessary tools and services they require to develop, manage and grow successful real estate agencies within a clearly defined sub-market.

For More Information Contact:

Ray Alexander, President / Broker
Engel & Volkers Longboat Key & Anna Maria Island Realties
Direct: 941.704.2168