Engel & Völkers
With over 580 franchise partners in 36 countries, Engel & Völkers is one of the leading franchisors for those interested in marketing premium properties in top locations. Engel & Völkers ranked 38th in the Franchise direct global Top 100 Franchises for 2012 and again managed to achieve this accolade in 2011. Our unique, boutique-style shop concept, innovative IT strategy, international referral system, in-house lifestyle magazine (GG) and The National Guide to Southern African Real Estate are just a few reasons why Engel & Völkers has become he real estate brand of choice amongst entrepreneurs.

The Brand

An idea was born in Germany and is today captivating our customers from Hong Kong to Cape Town, and from Buenos Aires to New York. Competence, passion, exclusivity…

Engel & Völkers has stood for the same strong core brand values for more than 30 years, all over the world with a unique and successful concept.

Engel & Völkers continues its global growth and is opening a new office every 48 hours. Just under 500 offices are already managed by dedicated Franchise Partners and members of staff. Our standardised service concept offers customers around the globe a uniform brand and service result.

Become part of its history as an Engel & Völkers Franchise Partner.


Our success is founded on a Franchise Partner Model with three divisions under a strong brand, Residential, Commercial and Yachting. And after many years in which the business was developed successfully, the Franchise Partner Model was introduced and the company’s international expansion kicked off in 1998. We rely on individuals like you, to make this model come to life on a daily basis.


Global Network

• Global network opportunities with a referral system to 470 property shops and an incomparably large selection of properties
• Immediate presence with more than 400 offices in 38 countries and a proprietary office system
• Full support with a tailor-made IT system, marketing tools and regional contact persons
• Exclusive access to the market through divisional protection and ideal sales conditions

In-house Training Academy

• Internationally accredited real estate training programme, covering the full spectrum of Real Estate sales techniques
• Know-how transfer through training and continuous support
• Support from staff who have been trained in Germany and South Africa on International standardsate sales techniques

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

We are currently seeking qualified, business minded franchise partners to join our international network in prime locations.


When It All Began


Dirk Engel & Christaan Völkers

Year Established


1st Franchise Opened

Brand Network


Craig Hutchison

Head Office


No. of Outlets


Available Opportunities

Residential: Western Cape: Cape Town Northern Suburbs. Johannesburg: Sandton; Westcliffe; East Rand; Houghton; The Parks; Fourways; Hyde Park; Midrand. Southern Africa: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia. Commercial: Cape Town Metro, Durban Metro, JHB Metro.

FASA Membership

Investment (Excl. VAT)

Average set-up cost

R 2 Million

Initial franchise fee

R 320 000

Initial Working Capital

Approx R 1,7 Million

Minimum owners contribution

Franchise Terms

Management services fee


Marketing fee


Initial agreement term

10 Years

Renewal term

5 Years
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