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Engel & Völkers opens Market Center in Rome

Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 1:30pm Engel Völkers

• E&V looking to recruit around 240 real estate agents in the “Eternal City”

• Prices per square metre can reach up to 20,000 euros in prime locations

Hamburg/ Rome. Engel & Völkers has opened a Market Center (MC) in the heart of Rome, close to world-famous landmarks including the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. The MC concept is aimed at brokering high-end residential property across the whole metropolitan area of Rome. There are already 97 real estate agents working at the MC in Rome. 

“We are looking to recruit another 240 real estate agents by the end of this year,” revealed Marco Rognini, Managing Director of the Market Center in Rome. The MC Rome is located at a prime address on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, with premises spanning around 1,200 square metres. It can be found inside the century-old Palazzo Sforza Cesarini featuring an historic vaulted cellar and a hall of mirrors adorned with ceiling frescoes and reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles. This makes the MC Rome one of the most impressive Engel & Völkers offices in the world. “Rome is one of the most attractive markets for property investments,” said Marco Rognini. The prices for high-end properties in first-class locations like those inside the so-called ‘Tridente’ between the Piazza del Popolo and the Piazza di Spagna can reach of up to 20,000 euros per square metre. The high level of international demand brings a great deal of stability to Rome’s real estate market. The MC Rome currently receives many buyer enquiries, from countries including the USA, Germany, France, the UK and Spain. Engel & Völkers has been successfully operating on the market in Rome since 2009. “We intend to strengthen our market position in Rome with the MC, in order to meet the growing need for property,” said Marco Rognini.

Ideal working conditions for real estate agents

The 97 real estate agents already employed at the MC cover the residential property market in various different metropolitan areas in and around Rome. There are currently five teams responsible for sales and one team for rentals. In addition, each team has one team leader and team assistant. “We also have our own designated teams at the MC Rome for Human Resources, Marketing and Accounting. We aim to offer our real estate agents the best possible working environment, allowing them to concentrate fully on their core work,” Mr. Rognini continued. Property lounges are also planned alongside the Market Center, which will serve as points for initiating contact with potential clients in key strategic locations around the Italian capital. Rome is the ninth Market Center opened by Engel & Völkers to date. Other market centers have already started operations in Barcelona, New York, Bogotá, Vienna, on Malta, in Madrid, Valencia and Dubai. 

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(Source: Engel & Völkers Rome)
1. There are already 97 real estate agents working at the MC in Rome. Engel & Völkers is looking to recruit another 240 real estate agents by the end of this year.
2. The office premises of the MC are located inside the century-old Palazzo Sforza Cesarini and close to the world-famous attractions including the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.

For further information please contact:

ENGEL & VÖLKERS AG Princess Bettina Wittgenstein Head of Global Corporate Communication Stadthausbrücke 5 20355 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49-(0)40-36 13 11 20 Fax: +49-(0)40-36 13 12 35 Bettina.Wittgenstein@engelvoelkers.com

About Engel & Völkers:

Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service companies specialised in the sale and rental of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft. With its licence system, Engel & Völkers is the only Germany-based firm to rank amongst the top 100 franchise companies in the world.* Around 580 residential property shops specialised in high-class real estate and more than 65 commercial offices brokering office, retail and industrial space, investment properties, multi-purpose apartment and office blocks and property portfolios offer both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of services. Leasing, sales, consultancy and valuations form the core competences of the staff of around 6,300 employees. The Company is currently operating in 39 countries on five continents. Intensive training schemes in its in-house real estate Academy and the high level of quality assurance governing its systematically structured service provision are key factors that account for the Company’s success. In 2014, Engel & Völkers was named “Top National Employer” by the German news magazine “Focus”. In the same year, the company achieved the top position in the broker ranking lists published by both the German Customer Institute (DKI) and the financial magazine “Euro am Sonntag”. Moreover, Engel & Völkers is the winner in the category “Best Company Brand” at the “Marken Awards der Immobilienbranche” (“Property Industry Brand Awards”) hosted by the ImmobilienScout24. www.engelvoelkers.com * Source: Franchise Direct “Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking 2011”

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