Engel & Völkers expand in the Western Cape

Private Property South Africa
Private Property Reporter

Although they are still in the early stages of 2015, it is definitely a year of success for Engel & Völkers. With the signing of the Sandton Licence, JHB Commercial, The Parks and now the Bloubergstrand licence, they are becoming a force to be reckoned with.

The Bloubergstrand licence has been acquired by Charl Krumm, who has been running his own conveyancing firm, Krumm Attorneys and Conveyancers, for the past year. Prior to running his own firm, he worked for 6 years at the financial services firm PSG Konsult where he was the regional manager in the Western Cape.

“Being from a German background, I recognised traits in the Engel & Völkers brand which I can relate to. Some of these include a focus on systems, integrity and professionalism”, says Charl, when asked as to why he chose Engel & Völkers. “I have the same precision attributes in my character that E&V has, and I aim to run my business that way too”, he added.

Bloubergstrand is situated on the Blaauwberg Coast about a 20 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre and about 30 minutes from Cape Town's Airport. It is primarily a residential suburb and attracts large numbers of visitors both locals and international. Much of Bloubergstrands' attraction lies in its white sandy beaches from which the view of Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town is quite spectacular. Apart from the beautiful beaches and spectacular views, Bloubergstrand offers their visitors a number of attractions and activities. Its close proximity to the City Centre also makes it a convenient base when visiting the Cape.

Charl added that as a practising conveyancer, it was a natural decision to marry the two industries. “We have access to real estate agents from all brands and yet, time and time again, E&V stuck out as the brand of choice. So when I picked up the National Guide to Real Estate magazine, and enquired about purchasing the Bloubergstrand licence, I knew I could not have made a better choice” Charl continued.

“Charl’s passion about brand integrity as well as his goal of offering high end professional service is what will make his licence a success, especially in the Western Cape,” says Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa. “Having experience in the conveyancing field, it will only add to his ability to lead a strong team that will deliver professional, client-driven service to the people of Western Cape. We are very proud and excited for Charl and look forward to all the success that this new licence will bring”, concluded Craig.

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