International premium real estate firm expands Southeast presence with first locations in Lafayette and Lake Charles
LAFAYETTE/LAKE CHARLES, LA – Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced today the opening of two new Louisiana shops in Lafayette and Lake Charles, bringing the firm’s global network and renowned level of service to real estate buyers and sellers of the dynamic areas. The opening comes with the union between Engel & Völkers and PAR Realty, a leading real estate company serving Lafayette, Lake Charles and the surrounding communities.
“Following Engel & Völkers’ launch in New Orleans earlier this year, partnering with PAR Realty offers an opportunity to meet the growing Louisiana marketplace demand by extending our comprehensive network of real estate advisors in these two key communities,” said Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. “Peggy’s business expertise and community-minded focus, which has established her reputation as a real estate marketplace leader in both Lafayette and Lake Charles, will perfectly align with Engel & Völkers’ global network and top-tier level of service to best serve the needs of the growing real estate communities in these areas.”
Peggy Grace, who brings over 25 years of experience in the marketplace and an understanding that quality of life is important to Lafayette and Lake Charles residents, is the owner of the new shops. The partnership brings 25 real estate advisors to the new shops further solidifying the firm’s Louisiana presence.
Engel & Völkers Lafayette, with a main office situated at 1223 Camellia Blvd. Suite 100, will provide leading services for buyers and sellers of premier properties in historic Lafayette and its surrounding parishes and regions. Known as a mecca for South Louisiana culture, Lafayette is increasingly luring in millennials attracted to the varied activities signature to the area with an abundance of art, music and festivals.
“Lafayette and Lake Charles have both consistently drawn in a myriad of clients with their Southern charm, diverse industries and recreational offerings,” said Peggy Grace, co-owner of both Louisiana shops. “We found a perfect match in Engel & Völkers to help connect these areas due to their international reach, premium resources and our mutual values and passion for the business.”
Engel & Völkers Lake Charles, with a main office situated at 1638 Ryan Street, will provide leading services for buyers and sellers of premier properties in Lake Charles and its surrounding parishes. Lake Charles entices a growing number of international companies to settle in the area due to its reputation as an oil and natural gas mega region that also offers residents a variety of recreational options from casinos to signature lakes and waterways perfect for hunting and fishing.
With the opening of shops in Atlanta, Hilton Head, Houston, St. George, Long Beach, LA – South Bay, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Charlotte and in Canada, Victoria, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver Island, Toronto and York, Engel & Völkers continues to strengthen its presence in the premium real estate market across North America. Additionally, Engel & Völkers continues to expand throughout the United States with planned openings in several new markets.