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Engel & Völkers’ luxurious brokers poured into Miami this week for the corporate’s tenth annual convention, the place Americas CEO Anthony Hitt revealed the brokerage’s “Refined” model refresh.

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The town of Miami was chock-full of luxurious actual property brokers and brokers this week as Engel & Völkers actual property advisers poured into city for the brokerage’s tenth annual convention, EVX, which came about Sunday by way of Tuesday.

Referring to the convention’s acronym, Engel & Völkers Americas CEO Anthony Hitt mentioned, “lots of people assume the ‘X’ stands for ‘change’ as a result of that’s what this [conference] was once referred to as. Quite a bit assume it’s for ‘expertise’ as a result of that is the EV expertise. I believe it’s for ‘excessive’ as a result of while you individuals get collectively, that is excessive!”

To again this declare, Hitt pointed to “rumors” that he and Engel & Völkers CEO Sven Odia had danced on tables in years passed by. Fortuitously, he joked, any photographic proof of such festivities had been destroyed.

Roughly 1,500 attendees gathered on the Fontainebleau Miami Seaside lodge to listen to concerning the brokerage’s new initiatives to raise the model and listen to from skilled Engel & Völkers advisers about suggestions for succeeding in right now’s market.

Anthony Hitt

Hitt famous that the brokerage’s core ideologies of competence, exclusivity and fervour, in addition to its relationships, had helped it thrive by way of the years as different manufacturers got here and went.

“What’s fascinating about this model is we’re a model that’s secure, we’re safe,” Hitt mentioned. “Possibly we don’t transfer as quick … nevertheless it works.”

Though Engel & Völkers solely had its second-best 12 months in 2022 amid a market hit exhausting by increased rates of interest and a topsy-turvy inventory market, Hitt famous that the corporate’s advisers are feeling optimistic, based mostly on a latest sentiment survey the brokerage performed.

“You all had been saying that the final 30 days, you had been feeling extra optimistic than [you have] in a protracted, very long time,” Hitt mentioned. “Usually we appear to have a comparatively optimistic outlook about the place we’re and the place issues have been.”

Hitt additionally used his opener at EVX to announce the brokerage’s model refresh, “Refined.”

Engel & Völkers Refined emblem | Engel & Völkers

After about two years in growth, the refresh — to not be confused with a rebrand — will elevate the Engel & Völkers model identification with a brand new, proprietary font that will increase white area surrounding letters, an expanded shade palette, an up to date Engel & Völkers villa graphic that options the motto “Dum Spiro Spero,” which interprets to “Whereas I breathe, I hope” and complementary community property.

Engel & Völkers Refined Villa | Engel & Völkers

Senior Vice President of Advertising within the Americas Katelyn Castellano, Senior Vice President of Model for the Americas Jill DeSilva and Head of Model Administration Lara Maier additionally later shared extra particulars on the Refined actual property adviser profiles which might be extra streamlined and higher optimized for website positioning.

Within the spirit of Engel & Völkers Refined, Hitt additionally mentioned that he’s focusing extra in 2023 on eliminating pointless issues in his life and enterprise and specializing in serving to the model transfer ahead, together with getting again to the fundamentals and specializing in details, not sensationalism.

“Give attention to being pleased, give attention to your self, focus in your well being — nothing else actually issues in the event you don’t do this,” Hitt mentioned, including, “Can all of us agree proper now to have open minds but in addition know when to shut them?”

Sven Odia

As Odia joined Hitt onstage, the 2 reminisced concerning the early days of Engel & Völkers Americas [they actually first met in Florida], and in addition postured a bit on what could lie forward for the corporate’s near-term future.

“In relation to the individuals right here on this room, I’ve all the boldness on the earth,” Hitt mentioned.

His easy recommendation for Americas’ advisers in 2023 is to “maintain your head down, refocus, reconnect, refine, calm down a bit of bit and simply do it.”

Within the subsequent 5 years, the model will “maintain going straight up,” Hitt mentioned. That’s why I like this model … We’ve all the time had a sustainable progress technique.”

To shut the introductory session, Hitt introduced a $309.7K verify to the Particular Olympics, the charitable sports activities group for kids and adults with mental and bodily disabilities, which Engel & Völkers has supported since 2015.

The convention was scheduled to proceed by way of the top of Tuesday with numerous panels and keynotes designed to offer Engel & Völkers advisers with recommendation and inspiration for his or her companies.

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