Welcome to Engel & Völkers Chicago
Engel & Völkers is a leader in the sale of residential and commercial real estate, resorts, yachts, and private jets. The company was founded by Christian Völkers in 1977 as a boutique shop delivering high-end services to an exclusive clientele. Today we are an upscale brand recognized around the world for our culture of exclusivity, competence and passion. These core values are shared by thousands of dedicated professionals and are the driving force behind the growth and success of our company.
Under the seasoned leadership of Anthony Hitt, President and CEO of Engel & Völkers Americas, the company continues to draw upon its rich brand history and iconic European heritage while shaping a fresh new vision for the Americas. As a former top selling luxury broker, Hitt understands what it takes to offer our clients – regardless of price point – a truly exceptional real estate experience.
Top selling Chicago broker Jennifer Ames and her husband Paul Lazarre are the license partners overseeing the newly established Engel & Völkers Chicago brokerage. Joining Engel & Völkers with nearly 25 years of experience, Jenny and her team, Ames Group Chicago, has sold more than 1,800 homes aggregating $1.8+ billion in sales, and been recognized by the Chicago Association of REALTORS® as one of Chicago’s top 10 residential brokers/teams for the last 20 consecutive years.
“As the third largest city in the United States and a gateway to the West, Chicago is an extremely significant market within our expansion strategy. Jenny’s passion for real estate, commitment to quality, and dedication to upholding the highest standards of client service mirror our brand in every way. She is a true industry thought leader with a deep knowledge of the local real estate market, and we’re thrilled to have her leading our flagship location in Chicago.” – Anthony Hitt, President and CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas