Engel & Völkers expanding to Hydepark, Johannesburg
|Scott Pharoah and Craig Hutchison|
Scott was introduced to the Engel & Völkers brand by way of visibility in his area, which led him to approach the Engel & Völkers Bryanston shop to assist with the marketing and selling of his property. Needless to say, this resulted in a successful sale and Scott was very happy with the service received. The brand stuck with him, and when it came to the decision to expand his business interests to the real estate industry, Engel & Völkers was his next logical step as he loved the brand awareness, the shop concept and the exclusivity.
Scott has been in the vehicle industry for the past 18 years, of which the last 10 years have been in the exclusive car sector where he is hands-on involved in the daily running of the business. He has an extensive sales background and with the sales concept of both real estate, and vehicle industries being very similar, Scott is bound to make a huge success of this new venture.
“I believe that the strength in running a sales team in a service industry revolves around love, empathy and good, solid and honest leadership of your staff” Scott stated. Promoting staff and being empathetic to buyer and sellers is the philosophy which Scott lives by and will also use these same principles in the Engel & Völkers brand.
The suburbs covered by this licence territory includes Atholl; Atholl Gardens; Chislehurston; Dunkeld; Dunkeld West; Elton Hill; Elton Hill Ext 3; Glen Atholl; Glen Atholl Ext 1; Hyde Park; Illovo; Illovo Ext 1; Inanda; Kent View; Sandhurst; Sandhurst Ext 4 and Wierda Valley.
Scott is currently busy identifying the right location for his shop and will be opening in the latter part of this year.
“We wish Scott all the best and believe that with his business ethics and people skills, we will still see great things to come from the area. The sale of this prestigious license area brings the E&V brand yet another step closer to dominating the market in SA” Craig concluded.
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 and yachts. With its licence system, Engel & Völkers is the only Germany-based firm to rank amongst the top 100 franchise companies in the world.* Around 570 residential property shops specialised in high-class real estate and 60 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 5,500 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 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, the Company was selected as the winner in the category “Best Company Brand” at the “Marken Awards der Immobilienbranche” (“Property Industry Brand Awards”) hosted by the ImmobilienScout24. In 2015, Engel & Völkers was named “Top National Employer” for the second time in a row by the German news magazine “Focus”. www.engelvoelkers.com
* Source: Franchise Direct “Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking 2011”